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Old 02-03-2002, 02:59 PM   #1
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My local club is upgrading its race software and is considering Jlap. Do any race directors out there have any good/bad comments about this software?
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We have been running JLap at our club now for a few months.

The Good: It has just about every feature you could want, supports the AMBrc personal transponders, and the developers provide about the best support you'll find for R/C scoring software. The graphical race print outs are very nice, and it scores laps down to the thousandth of a second, which is pretty cool.

The Bad: Finding the afore-mentioned features can be a pain in the ass. The interface is rather clunky, and various modules of the software override others in a very non-intuitive way. For example, you can set max cars in a heat/main on a class-by-class basis, and that overrides a particular event. So if you only happen to get 8 racers in a class, and your class max is set to 7, it will sort a 7-car A main and 1-car B main; there is no way to change that without re-setting the class for each event. There are also still some lingering bugs in the system but they are being worked out quickly.

Overall, it's a quality product and we're happy with it. The learning curve is VERY steep compared to Autoscore. If you spend some time learning it, you'll be fine... just don't expect to fire it up and have everything run smoothly the first time.
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Be careful and if you do get JLap, have a lot of patience. Do keep in mind the money back return date of your purchase.
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Hello. Im also a race director back here and we are currently using AMB20 for 5years now. I lost the original disket. Where can I find one? Help!
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The track I run at has been using Jlap for the past 2 years...Havent really had any problems with it...I will say that the interface may take a little bit of time to get used to - but not too long...

One of the best features is the racer database - You no longer have to enter racers in each race day...The program keeps all that info stored and adding racers is a simple as clicking the mouse

If you wanna ask someone about Jlap...Email Drew at [email protected] He can tell you a lot of stuff about JLap as well as some of the little quirks asociated with it
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Contact AMB. I had the same problem and they emailed the software to me.
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does anyone know of any clubs in the UK that use Jlap that i can contact??
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Check out JLap's message forums at www.jlapracemanager.com and ask there. I think there are at least one or two UK clubs that use it...
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