(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 the
- 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 use a 1024*768 pixel format, and the main screen is designed to be readable from a distance of several meters.
Supports optional use of dual-monitors.
Optional combined “ScoreBoard” with additional information for the entire race, not just the current heat.
Ability to publish real-time status directly to internet ( LiveTiming ).
Ability to store results and statistics directly to internet or print.
The ability to WEB-Connect multiple LapMaster systems via TCP/IP (Local LAN or Internet) to form gigantic slotracing events, and display all information on a combined scoreboard.
Point’s system makes it possible to directly race against other tracks in real time, despite the differences in tracks and car performances.
Track time seller mode for commercial race tracks.