Compulink’s TruSTART comes to New England Dragway

The 2017 racing season will see a new timing system program in operation at all bracket racing events. TruStart will calculate which racer has the worst red light and awards the win to the competitor with the less flagrant violation. The win light will not be displayed until both cars have left the starting line. Compulink’s description of the system follows:

The Reaction Times in TruSTART mode start with the FIRST Amber, so a Racer can get up to a -1.500 R/T. Leaving earlier than the 1st Amber will result in the R/T showing ‘LBlA’ . Non TruSTART mode still starts the R/T at the 3rd Amber, and leaving before that will show a ‘LB3A’ .

Compulink TruSTART will display RED Lights for BOTH competitors both in Time Trials and Eliminations. Time Trials/Qualifying work the same as ‘normal’ , with 2 exceptions …….

1 .. Announcer Screen and scoreboards will not display Reaction Times until BOTH Cars leave.

2 .. If one car leaves and the second car is ‘late’, the GREEN/RED status of the first car leaving will not reveal until the second car leaves. The first leaving car will always count down AMBER, AMBER, AMBER, GREEN regardless of the actual GREEN/RED status of that car in order to hide a possible RED Light. Note that this is the same in both Time Trials and Eliminations. After both cars have left the Start Line, the actual GREEN/RED status of both cars will be shown.

Eliminations work the same as Time Trials/Qualifying as above. Slower car will always count down AMBER, AMBER, AMBER, GREEN in order to hide a possible RED Light to the faster car. When the faster car leaves, both sides of the Tree will then display the actual GREEN/RED status of each lane. If two RED lights were to occur, then the lesser of the two REDS will receive the instant WIN Light.

Run scenarios:

2 Cars    GREEN    Race as ‘normal’

1 Car       RED         Non-RED car receives the instant WIN

2 Cars     RED         Lesser of the two REDS receives instant WIN

Sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)