Lake Odessa, Michigan (Thursday April 10th, 2014):When the season starts at I-96 Speedway this year, the competitors will now be scored via an all-new timing and scoring system developed by the Westhold Corporation. This is quite a change considering up until this point all scoring has been done by hand. The Lake Odessa, Michigan speed plant was already equipped with a scoring loop which is located underneath the racing surface.
The loop is used to detect the signals sent from the “transponders” which are placed inside of the race cars. The drivers positions, lap times etc., are all recorded lap by lap via scoring computer.
The addition of the new scoring system is to help the speed of the race night program, along with helping to assure drivers are placed in the correct position during a caution, among many other benefits.
Racers that do not currently own a Westhold transponders today are encouraged to contact the track to reserve one.