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MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted May 20, 2001 09:58 PM
have any of yall racers on here ever been to a track or heard of a track were you used a transponder thing mounted on your car to score you.???? the track i race at wants everyone to eventually "buy" one of these things and mount it on the car in a specified place... they say it is the coming thing...i just wondered if any racers in other states have heard of this or are using these or are we gonna be the only ones.???? they dont exactly give them away.. is what im saying.. and if it gets knocked off or messed up, it is your responsibility..

awkwardjeff
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 218
posted May 20, 2001 11:58 PM
Do you race long races where scoring is a problem? what if you change cars....you have two cars and don't like one or crash one in practice???? I don't see the need for this at the local level.........oh sure, once in a while there is a close call at the finish line and some time people even disagree with the finishing order, the transponder would help in that case. But if the track has a person they want to win, the track will find a way under yellow to move that driver to the front anyway.......

fury
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted May 21, 2001 01:08 AM
Yall ever run Crystal Speedway in Michigan. They use this setup and it seems to work ok, I have not heard any complaints, although I have only run there a couple of times. Crystal is one only IMCA dirt tracks in MI and with all the cars they have I think the transponder deal helps.

doowchuck
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted May 21, 2001 08:01 AM
Some of the tracks in New York under the DIRT sanction are going to this system. They haven't required them for the IMCA mod's yet.

start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 21, 2001 11:58 AM
I race at the same track as ModRacer93, Bought my transponder this weekend $300.00 and no buy backs! So much for keeping the cost down. I'm trying to figure out how to mount mine on that 23 OR 74 car. By the way it's now mandatory that we have one within the next three weeks.

[This message has been edited by start79 (edited May 21, 2001).]

bkap
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted May 21, 2001 05:56 PM
I ran one on a road race car a few years ago and still have it. It worked fairly well although I've never run one on dirt. Do you have to purchase a specific brand or can you provide your own as long as it matches the proper frequency?

Pigpen
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 22, 2001 10:40 PM
I run at HRP every now and then, they said these will be needed even before they finished building the track... but they also said you could rent one, is this still true I was planning to race there in a few weeks, but did not know they finally did this...Pigpen

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted May 23, 2001 12:59 AM
yes you will be able to rent them... i just guess i am gonna have to buy one... man 300 dollars... my home sterio didnt cost that much... and it does alot more than score a race car...lol. someone must be making a killer profit here...

[This message has been edited by MOD RACER#93 (edited May 23, 2001).]

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