GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera captures each and every athlete as they cross the finish line and can handle any sprint finish no matter how close the athletes are. Perfect for any high speed sporting event. Working in conjunction with race officials (where applicable), GC Racing’s photofinish race equipment can record any finish aiding race officials with event scoring.
With the use of GC Racing’s photofinish cameras, a photographic record is captured of the finish and stored as digital film on GC Racing’s computer system. At any time the digital film can be opened to certify results, working through protests, or to re-score the race. Unlike other timing systems, GC Racing’s equipment provides both a photographic record of the race in addition to the times of each athlete crossing the finish line.
GC Racing’s specialized camera & timing systems can establish a race time for every competitor and can determine the time between athletes, timing of groups for cycling stage races, etc.. For cycling time trial events, each athlete receives their own race time calculated by GC Racing’s time trial software. For cycling team time trials, GC Racing’s photofinish camera captures the exact time of the 3rd rider ensuring all teams are scored correctly & accurately.
GC Racing uses wireless electronic timing start systems for events that require precise timing when a starters pistol is used like track & field events. With a range of over 3 miles, GC Racing’s FinishLynx timing system can receive a start signal wherever the starter is positioned around the track facility.
For cycling events, GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera system satisfies USA Cycling’s photo-finish & timing equipment requirements.
For track & field, GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera system complies with IAAF [Rule 165:15] & USATF [Rule 72:10(A)].
GC Racing’s FinishLynx photofinish camera system complies with NFHS & WIAA rules for FAT timing.
In addition to GC Racing’s FinishLynx camera system, GC Racing can provide customers with timing clocks.
In 2010 GC Racing introduced an audible start clock for time trial racing synchronized into GPS satellites showing time of day, a countdown clock for each athlete, and an audible countdown tone. This Start Clock enables athletes and race officials to simply the starting procedure for the race. In addition, the Start Clock aids the race officials ensuring all athletes are started in the same manner and at the correct start time. Click for Picture of GC Racing’s Start Clock.
In 2012 GC Racing introduced an LED displayboard. This displayboard can be used for an array of purposes including a race clock, a scoreboard, to show event sponsors, to show the events schedule, etc. This displayboard is portable and can run off internal batteries enabling the displayboard to be placed where power is non existant. Click for a Picture of GC Racing’s Race Clock
Through the use of GC Racing’s results software, race results can be collected and posted minutes after a race finishes. Timing data can also be included within these results. Podium places can be collected and posted within seconds of those riders finishing. At the completion of each event GC Racing posts race results on GC Racing’s website in the EVENTS section.
For schools and clubs that use the HyTek Meet Manager system for their results, GC Racing’s FinishLynx camera system integrates easily with the HyTek system creating a fully electronic timing and scoring system.
Race Promoters have multiple options on utilizing GC Racing for handling their event registration:
GC Racing can assist race promoters for day-of-event registration. For example, with cycling races GC Racing utilizes both the USA Cycling and WSBA membership database to collect the event participants. With these capabilities, GC Racing can ensure all registration data is kept electronic & accurate eliminating the blunders of hand written registration lists.
Race Promoters can utilize online registration companies providing the online data to GC Racing to import into their results programs. By using online registration & electronic day-of registration, the need for hand written start lists is eliminated keeping all registration and results data electronic and accurate. Promoters select which online registration they prefer to use.
In addition to these registration services, GC Racing is capable of creating official start lists for the race officials, making available electronic versions of race results for media, sponsors, and race officials, producing the multiple copies of race results required at an event, and posting event results on GC Racing’s website, USA Cycling, and WSBA.