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  • Modernizing MY 1/32 Track Lap Counting?

    Advice to the confused and confounded PLEASE!

    Track: 2 Lane Analog Customized Scalextric Classic with operating pit lane, I run the rack in 6 different configurations in both directions. DS200 lap counter.

    I almost always race myself, a typical race has 20 cars entered, 1 driver ME.

    Example heat; 100 laps total, red lane ME driving RED car, old school 90's Scalextric Pacer(like Scalex ARC unit Pace Car of today) unit drives blue lane BLUE car.
    after first car finishes 50 laps, race is paused, Pacer then takes over driving red lane with RED car, I switch to blue lane BLUE CAR and complete the heat, whoever
    get to finish line first wins based on 100 laps completed.

    Then I move to next heat, but I have to figure out who races who for the next heat. AND once I reset DS200, laps times are lost.

    I want to connect to some race managing software to manage my races, I have been checking out Race Coordinator, Ultimate Racer and fooling around with ARC AIr and Pro.

    I use YELLOW FLAGS during race at crashes to kill track power, then restart race via light tree.

    I also want to incorporate a pit box in my pit lane for refueling. I want to disable fueling for the car driven by the PACER unit.

    Suggestions, idea's thoughts!
    Mark - my track below
    Rocky Mountain Speedway.jpg
    Last edited by ncng; 08-22-2020, 04:49 PM.

  • #2
    Hey Mark.. I can't help with your questions, but I like your track. Looks fun and interesting. Are you able to run 6 different configurations on the track as set up, or do you physically change the layout? Looking closely, it looks like you have different routes printed on your diagram, but I can't quite read them on my monitor.
    Randy

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 32lbKING View Post
      Hey Mark.. I can't help with your questions, but I like your track. Looks fun and interesting. Are you able to run 6 different configurations on the track as set up, or do you physically change the layout? Looking closely, it looks like you have different routes printed on your diagram, but I can't quite read them on my monitor.
      Randy
      Randy,

      Yes the track is permanent, although if I move it comes apart in 5 pieces, pardon the dust because I am remodeling in all respects, but see my photo below, its about 9' x 10'

      I race 6 different configurations with no physical change to the track, the races are:

      US Grand Prix - clockwise around the square oval
      Monaco Grand Prix - counter clockwise using the pit lane and the road coarse - this is the hardest race and super hard to pass
      British Grand Prix - counter clockwise using part of square oval and road course
      German Grand Prix - clockwise and same course as British GP
      Italian Grand Prix - counter clockwise same as US GP but other direction
      Japanese Grand Prix - clockwise pit lane and square oval
      I could do race 7 and race 8 if I reversed the Monaco and Japanese GP, maybe I will in the future?

      All races still use there pit boxes for stop and goes if you crash, and refueling once I get that installed and implemented.

      Thanks-Mark

      IMG-4478 (1).jpg

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      • #4
        Very cool, and sorry about sidetracking your post. Hopefully someone will have some useful advice soon.
        Randy

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