Starting with the 2014 season the WMRC will be using the AMB timing system, as such in order to be scored you must be using an AMB transponder. Please don’t wait, get your AMB transponder now.
There has been some questions and concerns about the new WMRC timing system and the need for new transponders in our races. The WMRC would like to remind all of our racers that they will need a transponder to participate in WMRC events. You cannot enter the track without a transponder working on your bike. Our race control will be watching as we enter the track and will be recording transponder numbers to ensure that your transponder is working. The reason behind this is that we want all racers who enter a race to be scored. Can you imagine if you are in a race, and only a few racers have transponders while others are out there “just for fun”. A racing incident occurs and someone without a transponder takes out a racer with a transponder. Now you have a situation where an effective nonracer has corrupted the outcome of a race and seasonal points. For that reason alone, all racers competing must have a working AMB transponder.
Our new system does not allow for sharing of transponders, as only 1 unit can be assigned to a racer. The WMRC purchased this new timing system in July of 2013 and announced it back then. Since then, we’ve been reminding racers that they will need a new transponder for the 2014 race season. There is a limited rental pool with our vendors as well. In the interest of ensure that our season starts successfully, we have negotiated with the Sports Car Club of BC to also rent out their pool of AMB transponders for our first round only. This ensures that we have a deep rental pool and everyone who wishes to race can compete. This will ensure that all racers will have enough time to purchase a transponder before our next rounds at the end of July.
Thanks for understanding and LET’S GO RACING!!!!