We will be doing points scoring. We have not needed a printer in the past with Raceview software.
So wondering if a printer is necessary on race day.
- Site Admin
- Posts: 4656
- Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:46 am
- Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Printing out the scoresheet report is a good idea as well to record each heat. If the computer goes belly up, you can continue the race using the scoresheet.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
Last year and this year we used a cheap 27 page per minute Brother laser printer we picked up at Staples for around $65. Keep a lookout for these as they are small, reliable, CHEAP and can print so fast they won't hold up any races.
It cannot be overstated how much better the race day goes when your pit crew:
a) has multiple trays to stage the cars on - we got ours from Randy
b) has a pre-printed race matrix so that they can be working one to two races ahead
best of luck!
For my small pack race, I never printed out a race schedule. We could use the ondeck feature on the big screen. For district where my race crew did not know who the Cubs were from all the packs that participated, a printed race schedule help so much. The race crew always had the boys staged in their heats of two to four groups out, it just keep the race rolling nice and smooth.
As for printing out individual car results. Some people really like it others don't. In my pack, I printed out one for those who asked, for District, we posted them on the District Website so they could go and look at them and print them out if they wanted to.
Before my move, I rented out my track setup, usually 20 to 25 times in a season, and always had the printer with me. I used it to print out the invoice mostly, but it came in handy for other things as well. Don't want people coming through a door, place a nicely printed sign on it. Looked better then the ball point pen sign that always seems to get missed. But for the most part didn't get used all that much. If you have it take it, go out and buy one just for one race, well..., that is how I got my bandsaw, belt sander, etc. little bit harder of an arguement for a $500.00 lathe, but still working on it.