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Author Topic: Lap time keeping; a painstaking black art before computers & transponders  (Read 876 times)

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I'm frankly amazed at how one woman could track so many cars lap times at a race track with one stopwatch, - Oh and go 24hrs without a bathroom break.  :swoon:

I tip my hat to you Judy.  :good:

How times and processes have changed.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/us-racing/judy-stropus-the-legendary-timekeeper-who-tracked-100-cars-with-one-stopwatch


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Offline cosworth151

That is absolutely amazing! I remember working a mechanical stop watch tracking lap times on just one car & having my hands full.

It also makes me realize what a marvel the modern timing & scoring screen is.

For you young folk who have never seen on, a mechanical stop watch is that strange looking device they show at the beginning of the 60 Minutes TV show.  ;)
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