Updated 26th November, 2004
The system was used officially for the first
AMA used two independent systems plus three manual timekeepers. The
organizers decided that if the electronic system failed, the competitor
should have a reflight, and the manual times should only be used for
verification. This was approved by the Team Managers' Meeting before the
contest. The success rate was 100%, and no reflight was called. Normally
the times of the two systems differed just in the fourth decimal.
The system was operated by Bob Fogg.