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#1 Michael Jr.

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:45 AM

Has anyone tried the Trackmate add-on for pairing drag cars?

 

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 11:40 AM

So it's either Bracket Master or Trackmate.


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Posted 15 February 2021 - 12:54 PM

The bracket ladder creator that came with my Trackmate 3000 (ver 540) worked well for my group. It is pretty simple to use. 

 

The Bracket Master we use at my local track works very well also. But if you already have Trackmate, I suggest using their extension if it didn't come with your software. You don't need two computer screens.



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Posted 15 February 2021 - 01:17 PM

The bracket ladder creator that came with my Trackmate 3000 (ver 540) worked well for my group. It is pretty simple to use. 

 

The Bracket Master we use at my local track works very well also. But if you already have Trackmate, I suggest using their extension if it didn't come with your software. You don't need two computer screens.

 

I had heard it was little buggy. Are you finding it to work without glitches?  I've been looking at the Bracket Master all morning. Is the Trackmate version basically the same? I can't find much on that.


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Posted 15 February 2021 - 01:29 PM

Michael,
What Dave is talking about, is not the same thing as you posted a link to, in your first post.

What you posted, is something fairly new.

Dave had his portable strip, up and running, more like 5(?) years ago.

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 01:50 PM

I hate that I need to get this now instead of later when we know the bugs are worked out. The Trackmate version is integrated and $100 cheaper. But....apparently it's to new to know how it performs.


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Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:07 PM

Didn't have any problems with it. I can't verify how many racers it can handle, we usually had between 10 and 20 guys, maybe 30 cars. I had to upgrade to get the bracket feature, which I did on-line. I'm not a big fan of bracket racing, so I originally went the cheapest way possible. I didn't get the tree that does brackets, and ended up getting the proper one for that as well. With the diversity of cars we had, from guys running H&R chassis with NASCAR hard bodies, to balls-out spring steel and lexan cars, it became the only option. Some guys just didn't want to build drag cars.

 

I bought the Trackmate system in 2003. Last ran it 2013 according to the photos posted on our club website. (That website has been defuct since about 2015, but I still have the photos in my computer) 

 

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:50 PM

Dave,
Michael is referring to something fairly new, Trackmate is selling.

It is not the same thing you had 7-10 years ago.

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 04:32 PM

We have been trying to run the Trakmate program for months. He is still working out bugs. It will be a huge upgrade from Bracket Master. And yes, like mentioned before only one computer needed. 

 

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