Way Out West Raceway is a 4 lane Tomy AFX racetrack with an average lap length of just under 45'.
Timing is done through a dedicated PC using Laptimer2000 (freeware) and employs magnetic reed switches for lap sensing. This has proven to be very effective, reliable and cheap.
Currently wired for standard Tomy controller plugs and 1/4" stereo plugs on controllers, see HO Slot Car Racing website in Links page for wiring details.
Track power is provided by my home built regulated adjustable power unit, selectable between approx. 11 - 25 volts and providing roughly 1.5 Amps per lane (compared to only 350 mA @ 16V for the standard Tomy items...). I can build you one if desired
Average lap times are fairly even on each lane, but each lane is quite different to drive. Racing is anticlockwise.
Laps under 5 secs with a standard (rubber tyre) Super G+ means you're getting the hang of things, while a silicon tyre car should lap under 4 secs.
Sept. 2004: New Polymer magnet Open class Patriot P2 car lapping in the 2.7sec range!!
Lap record at 18V currently stands at 2.608 secs...