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by gpraceman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 2 - Lane 42' Best Track with Timer For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: 2 - Lane 42' Best Track with Timer For Sale

Eagle wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:07 am
Speedster, I believe all the timers show elapsed time. You only need computer, cable, ... if you are wanting to run race management software.
A valid question. Some timers only show finish order with either a numeral display or different flashing rate of LEDs.
by gpraceman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: How to Still Run Your Race This Year
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

Re: How to Still Run Your Race This Year

Please keep us updated on how things go. I pray that it goes will.
by gpraceman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Usefulness Unkown
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Usefulness Unkown

Pull up your image in Imgur. Click on the Copy button for the BBCode. This will copy the information into your computer's clipboard. Then paste (Ctrl+V) it into your forum post. It will look like this in your post, before you hit the Submit button, [img]https://i.imgur.com/Xv864Bq.png[/img] And will...
by gpraceman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Racing League Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Racing Leagues
Replies: 1
Views: 26808

Re: Pinewood Derby Racing Leagues

Here's an addition:

Pinewood Derby Racing - http://pinewoodderbyracing.com/

and a National Championship race run by the same league - http://www.pinewoodderbychampionships.com/
by gpraceman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: How to use IMGUR
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: How to use IMGUR

by gpraceman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: How to Still Run Your Race This Year
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

How to Still Run Your Race This Year

With the Corona Virus pandemic making meeting together for special events inadvisable, has anyone looked into live streaming their Pinewood Derby type race? We had one of our software customers asking us about that type of race. Basically, holding the race with the audience online only. Just a minim...
by gpraceman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 13999

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

Very nice trophies!
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District races CANCELLED
Replies: 3
Views: 2277

Re: District races CANCELLED

I was going to be running a couple of Awana races this month. For now, they are being postponed until April. I rather expect more races to be cancelled or postponed. Certainly won't help our business, as March is still part of our busy season. Lots of people are going to be financially hit by all of...
by gpraceman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 13999

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

Maybe Randy has some insight as to X number of cars = X number of minutes to conduct a race. Depends heavily on how well the race crew is organized, scheduling method used and the number of lanes on the track. Could be as fast as under 45 seconds per heat or more than 2 minutes per heat. Here's som...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Inexpensive Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Re: Inexpensive Weights

Cool idea Randy! Another alternative for some inexpensive weights.. May be to use 3/8" steel round rod that can be cut to size and found in most hard ware stores as well. https://www.homedepot.com/p/3-8-in-x-36-in-Plain-Steel-Round-Rod-802447/204273959 That's a possibility, but cutting it up could ...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build
Replies: 4
Views: 4096

Re: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build

Looks nice. I like how you are keeping everything together (scale, car inspection box, timer).

Though, I would ditch the laser start sensor system. Too problematic. See viewtopic.php?p=53672#p53672. Use the mechanical switch instead. Much more dependable.
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Inexpensive Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Inexpensive Weights

I found out awhile back that Harbor Freight has some weights that are inexpensive and easy to add to a derby car. I found these in my local HF. These are the same type of weights that we used for the Ford Fast Track racing series for Girl Scouts and worked beautifully. These weights are normally use...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This forum section is for Off Topic conversations
Replies: 3
Views: 2876

Re: This forum section is for Off Topic conversations

Randy, I do that a lot so I don't knock someones Really important thing off a very popular topic. Tungsten is not as important as Eagles Grand Prix race. I'm on Derbytalk a minimum 3 times a day, year around. I scroll down every Topic and the date will jump out at me so I think I never miss anythin...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Email Notifications for Inactive Members
Replies: 0
Views: 6014

Email Notifications for Inactive Members

I've turned off new post and new thread email notifications for members that have been inactive for more than 3 years. So, if you are still managing to monitor Derby Talk, but are not signing in, then you will not be seeing these email notifications unless you sign back into the board and re-opt int...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This forum section is for Off Topic conversations
Replies: 3
Views: 2876

This forum section is for Off Topic conversations

I've had to move a bunch of threads out of this forum to other applicable forums. This forum is intended for topics not related to derbies, regattas or cubmobile races. Make sure you are posting to the proper forum.