(Scale car’s ready at the starting line of the author’s private racetrack.)
LapMaster is a computer program that handles
and controls the execution of a slot car race event.
It supports tracks with 1 to 8 lanes.
It times and counts the number of laps for each lane and contestant in the race.
Every lap is timed with the precision of 1/1000 of a second, and high scores (Track records) are recorded.
It times the duration of each stint and intermissions.
manages the execution of an entire race of up to 256 participants, and with all
the stages of:
- Heat racing (Several different modes.)
- Final results and statistics, celebrating victory etc.
New lap-records, start-of-race and other features of the race are commented vocally using the audio speakers of the computer.
interruption of the race, “Track calls”, can be activated using the onscreen
“Buttons”, the “space bar” or a Remote control.
This interruption can both be on a running race (Track call), but can also be used to extend a timed intermission between stints.
The screen layout is optimized to be readable from a distance of several meters, and supports resizing.
Supports optional use of dual-monitors.
Optional combined ScoreBoard with additional information for the entire race, not just the current heat.