Hi, Gary here, AKA Woodside of OTHG race club in L.A. CA.
We too have requested this feature in the past from PCLC but as we understand it, this change would require a huge undertaking and reprogramming of PCLC. We understand this is most likely not going to happen. But we can wish and hope enough clubs out there will sway this change.
You can skip reading the rest. It’s about how we keep score.
Our club uses a 10 base decimal system to resolve tied lap count by dividing our tracks into 10 sections. i.e. point 0 through point 9 (0.0 – 0.9). In our club we race 3 minute heats and each driver will race each of the 4 lanes on our tracks. When the heat ends the DS-300 or Phidget card controlled by PCLC removes power to the track. The lap count and the tenth of lap is recorded on a excel spread sheet. This is time consuming but it is our method but it works.
This method of the cars to complete their laps is going to be adopted by our club. That method uses time to decide the winner. We use a point system not a time system.
But hay it’s all about having fun and we have a lot of fun. Keeping score is second to having fun. So if we have to spend a little more time recording the score this way that’s okay too.
This link is to our web site. There is a lot of good information there but I am focusing in on our score keeping there. It does not show the conversion of tenth. That is done at race time and the points are recorded on the web site.
OTHG Score Keeping
To give you insight on our point method system as most may know it goes like this. Here is an example:
4 drivers race on each of the 4 lanes. They all finish the race with a lap count of 137 laps.
The winner is decided by the section of track they are on.
Driver 1 = 137.9 – 1st place 20 points.
Driver 2 = 137.5 – 2nd place 18 points.
Driver 3 = 137.0 – 4rd place 15 points.
Driver 4 = 137.5 – 2nd place 18 points.
As you can see Driver 2 and 4 are tied and 3rd place 16 points, is not recorded seeing as it was skipped.
Until this feature is available in this software we will continue to house our score keeping on an Excel spread sheet.
Remember Have Fun.