RaceTools v2.51 for IMSA

This is an optional release. It includes minor fixes. If these fixes are not required, you should stick with what you have. You might want to only run this version on systems that require these fixes or upgrades.

As always, be aware that the software relies on the data and if there are interruptions in the data feed or other issues, the reports may have errors. Always double check the information and make sure you understand

Running Order

The Running Order report has been updated to reflect the elimination of the Lap Down Wave By rule. The LD@Y field is no longer available. To help identify pass-around cars, under caution, all cars between the safety car and their class leader can have their  ‘P’ and ‘LD’ fields highlighted in the Pass Around Color (set it using the popup menu, default is Red), if the Highlight Pass Around option is selected.

RunningOrder

There are now two ‘Refresh’ options. The default Refresh (F5) option refreshes the data, sorting the competitors, leaderboard, etc. but no longer resizes the Session Results columns. To autoresize the Session Results columns (and do a data refresh) you now need to use the Refresh All (CTRL+F5) option.

The Drive Times report now properly use the race start time as the start of the race rather than the first team car crossing.

Download the latest version of the software from http://racetools.com/racetools/IMSA_TSModule.zip

History

v2.51

2015 01 23 – set Stint StartTOD to start of race and limit EndTOD to duration of race

– limit stint EndTime to duration of race

– fix ClsDiff and ClsGap calculations (was overwriting with bad data)

– filter out extra ‘,’ in team cars list.

2015 01 22 – change Refresh to not reset Results Column Widths

– add Refresh All (CTRL+F5) to reset column widths after refreshing the data

– remove LapsDownWaveBy code

– highlight passaround cars in Running Order (P and LD fields under caution)

v2.50

2015 01 21 – add StartTOD, EndTOD, StartRank and EndRank to tblStints

– add code to restore stints in Database to Competitors rountine

– add code to restore stints to Restoresession

2015 01 21 – implement Restore Session for team prioritized loading of session data from ABS file.

2015 01 20 – add Drive Times Report

2015 01 14 – add TopSpeed to Results table, display fastest section speed, regardless of where it is on the track.

2015 01 14 – auto decompress map archive file if user selects a zip file for the track map.

 

RaceTools v2.50 for IMSA

RaceTools v2.50 for IMSA

  • The first release is now available. There will likely be an update  before the weekend as I test and fine tune things.
  • This version has features geared towards the race rather than for practice or qualifying.

You can download the latest version:

http://racetools.com/racetools/IMSA_TSModule.zip

New Features:

Drive Times Report (Alt+F2)

  • Complements the Stint Report
  • Displays the information required by IMSA for logging Drive Times for each driver.
  • As with the other reports, you can change the sort order by clicking on the column title. The default is by Driver Name so that they are grouped by Driver, but you can change it to sort by Lap or any other column.

Drive Times Report

Restore Session (CTRL+R)

  • An optimized version of the Load Session function to recover quickly from a restart mid-session. Use this instead of Load Session if you need to restart the software mid-race. As soon as the software reloads, hit CTRL+R (or File/Restore Session from the main menu) and load the session file (*.abs) of the current session.
  • Loads the stint times for all competitors (takes only a few seconds), then loads the lap times and section times for the team car, followed by all of the other cars. This means that the full details of the team car will be available within a couple of minutes including all drive times (stints), lap times, section times, pit stops, etc. The rest of the data will be restored in the background. It might take a couple of hours for a full 24 hour race, but at least you will be back up and running with as much of the team data as possible as soon as possible and the software is operational while the details are loaded in the background.

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