Software Newsletter #31 - April 28, 2006
Drag Racing Computers and Software
1. New! PC Tree Pro with Cross-Talk - Windows 32-bit Practice Tree Software
2. CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Wells, Jason Wood, and Chris Garretson
New! PC Tree Pro with Cross-Talk - Windows 32-bit Practice Tree Software
for 2006 is our PC
practice tree software, a 32-bit
Windows program and the ultimate drag racing Practice Tree for your PC.
Designed to improve your driver reaction time (RT), PC
Tree Pro is
the only drag racing practice tree with Cross-Talk!
I developed the very first commercial drag racing Practice Tree, PC
TREE in 1985 for the Commodore 64 home computer and then in 1987
for the IBM PC and compatible computers. There have been many imitations
of PC TREE throughout the years in both software and in
hardware devices. Supposedly, the sincerest form of flattery! However,
rarely are imitations as good as the original and more often just a quick
way for an unscrupulous person to make a quick buck! In fact, most of
the software imitations are not technically or mechanically (timing) accurate
at all. The timing system I developed has always been accurate to .001
of a second on any platform. Beware of any software that claims to
"adjust" to the CPU speed of your PC! That's a dead giveaway
that the timing system in the program is bogus. Our new PC Tree
Pro has all the functions of an NHRA or IHRA National Event Tree
(Compulink Timing System) and is just as accurate.
Mode & Options - This function will save the current Practice Tree Mode
and all selected Options.
Counters, Averages, Win Lights, and Scoring
NHRA, IHRA Pro Tree .400 - 1 or 2 Player
NHRA, IHRA Pro Tree .500 - 1 or 2 Player
Bracket Full Tree .500 - 1 or 2 Player
Bracket Handicap Tree .500 (Random) - or 2 Player - Handicap is randomly
Bracket Handicap Tree .500 (Dial-In) - 1 or 2 Player - Handicap is calculated
based on user entered Dial-In.
Cross-Over - Can be enabled on all Handicap Tree Modes.
Cross-Talk - Can be enabled on all Handicap Tree Modes.
Negative (-) Values - A perfect light is .000, redlights are negative
values, for example, -.001.
Postive (+) Values - A perfect light is .400 or .500, rather than .000,
-.001 becomes .399 or .499.
Shaded - Default, selects shaded tree or non-shaded tree.
Digital Delay Box - Left or Right - Sets the Delay for each lane.
Digital Roll Out - Left or Right - Sets the Roll Out for each lane.
Digital Dial In - Left or Right - Enabled on Handicap (Dial-In) Tree
Mode only. Sets Dial-In for each lane.
Tree Pro was designed to help you become a better and more consistent
drag racer. That will take time and practice
a drag racing practice tree. Work on PC Tree Pro, and it
will work for you!
CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Wells, Jason Wood, and Chris Garretson --
Oil Racing Series - Orlando, FL - Super Comp Winner Ken Wells
Wells (Ken's Performance in Orlando, FL) won Super Comp with a very
solid performance. Ken drove his Undercover chassis dragster to a win
over former national event winners Corky Markwart and Anthony Bertozzi.
Ken left first in the final round against Steve Deatherage, .011 to
.023, and held on for the win with an 8.909. Ken uses our
RaceLog Pro 4 software with our Davis
Vantage Pro wireless trailer station and Family
Software paging system.
Delco NHRA Gatornationals - Gainesville, FL Super Comp Runner-Up Jason
Wood (CSR Performance
Products in McAlpin, FL) almost made it two Super Comp
Gatornationals wins in a row for the Wood family as his sister
Lindsey Wood won last year. He eliminated former national event
winners Malinda Bertozzi, Duane D'Agostino (another RaceLog Pro
4 user), and Dave Connolly on the way to his first national event
final. His best light was .002 against Bertozzi and his best run
was 8.906 in the quarterfinals. Jason and Lindsey both use our
RaceLog Pro 4
software, an Altronics
Performaire PC trailer station, and our Family
Software paging system.
Racing Series - Cecil County, MD - Super Pro Winner Chris Garrestson
Garretson (C & S Trucking, DE) won the Super Pro title on October
2nd, 2005, at Cecil County Dragway in 7 rounds of competition:
round 8.389 on 8.39 dial
2nd round 8.386 on 8.38 dial
3rd round 8.363 on 8.38 dial
4th round 8.370 on 8.35 dial
5th round 8.357 on 8.35 dial
6th round 8.358 on 8.35 dial
7th round 8.360 on 8.35 dial
uses our RaceLog
Pro 4 software and a LaCrosse Professional Weather Center
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 35+ 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. We also
want you to get the most value for your hard earned dollars.
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