Software Newsletter #19 - October 17, 2001
1. An Example: Fast, Accurate, ET and Throttle Stop Prediction with RaceLog
2. New High Temp 'Gun-Style' Digital Infrared Thermometer
Fast, Accurate, ET and Throttle Stop Prediction with RaceLog Pro --
Pro is definitely the most professional and best ET Prediction tool on the market
today. As an example of how accurate and easy to use this program is, we went
to Maple Grove Raceway on 10/11/2001 to see how quickly we could dial our BBC
Super Comp dragster to an 8.90 with a brand new engine and throttle stop combination
under changing weather conditions. It only takes three (3) runs to dial in the
car and throttle stop using RaceLog Pro, a Windows 32 bit application by Family
Software, the ET Prediction Experts! If you aren't using a throttle stop, it only
takes one (1) run to dial your car perfectly. First, we made a flat out pass,
using low gear and high gear, to help seat the rings and to see that all was well.
The car ran a corrected 8.014 at 163.33 MPH (actual ET 8.079), and everything
appeared to be functioning well and there were no leaks.
Since this car is to be run in high gear only, on the throttle stop, we needed
the first non-throttle stopped run to be a high gear run. So, with the shift timer
set to .300 out, we made our first official test run, a corrected 8.446 at 161.30
MPH (actual ET 8.518).
Step 2. For the second run, we set the
throttle stop to activate at .200 out and the timer duration to 1.320 which is
enough time to calculate the Throttle Stop Factor for this new combination. Going
on the stop at less than .150 out can hurt your reaction time as the track gets
stickier. The car needs to be under power until it breaks the stage beam. The
car ran a corrected 8.775 at 161.05 (actual ET 8.854). Next, using the Throttle
Stop Factor Calculation Program in the RaceLog Pro ET Predictor (see below), we
entered the STP corrected ET's and timer duration settings from the two (2) runs.
The program gave us a throttle stop factor of .2492.
Step 3. Using the ET Predictor Program in RaceLog Pro (see below), we entered
the new air conditions. RaceLog predicted the ET @ 8.848 and a Throttle Stop Setting
of 1.528 in order to run the 8.900 number. We put 1.530 in for the throttle stop
duration and promptly ran 8.901 at 160.02 MPH. Can it be any easier? From the
company that started the entire drag racing software industry, would you expect
Looking at RaceLog Pro's Run Segment Analysis (below), we can see what effect
the throttle stop had on the performance and at exactly what point on the race
track it occurred. Family Software invented Run Segment Analysis (tm) and have
copyright and trademark rights to this feature.
These Official Compulink ET Slips (below) prove that RaceLog Pro is the most
accurate and easiest to use ET Prediction System on the market today at the lowest
price. There are no additional options to buy! Is there any other ET Prediction
Software or System out there that works as good as RaceLog Pro? We don't think
so, and neither should you! Family Software did it first and does it better. And,
we are honest. We tell it like it is. One of our latest competitors does not!
We believe in 'Truth in Advertising.' Fire your crew chief TODAY and start running
like a professional by using a professionally designed scientific tool! Not a
backyard program using home-brewed formulas with no scientific basis. Remember,
averaging runs equates to average performance. At Family Software, average performance
just isn't good enough!
-- New High Temp 'Gun-Style' Digital Infrared Thermometer --
offer another Digital Infrared Thermometer with Laser Sighting, Part # IRT4.
The new Gun Style unit has a temperature range of 0 to 788 degrees F, has a backlight,
an 8:1 Optical Resolution, and an Auto-Off feature. The introductory price is
just $99.95! That is about what you would pay for a unit WITHOUT laser
sighting and with a lower temperature range. Comparable prices for a unit with
these specifications is at least fifty or sixty dollars more. For specifications,
-- REAL World Technical Support
With Family Software, you'll get better technical support than anywhere
on the planet. Why? Because, we design and/or use all of the products that we
sell. All of my 30+ years of racing experience and knowledge is available to you
and our other customers. Try to find that kind of information at any one of our
competitors. You won't be able to, I guarantee it! Family Software cares about
the racer and his/her success as a racer. The other companies just want your money!
-- Toll Free Ordering --
We also have a new Toll Free Order
line to save you even more money! If you're placing an order by phone, call 877-497-0992.
If you need information or technical help, call 610-497-5561.
Secure Ordering --
You can safely order directly from our web site. All
of your information is handled on our Secure Server. We have established a privacy
policy and it is posted on the web site. Our company is registered with the Public
Eye for safe, secure ordering.
you have questions or topics that you would like to see covered in this newsletter,
please Email them to me.
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