Montpelier Motor Speedway To Utilize Westhold Transponder Scoring
System in 2014.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway beginning with
the 2014 season will utilize a Westhold Race Management System. The
system, utilizing a scoring loop underneath the track at the finish
line, will produce 100% race accurate scoring along with providing
by lap race positioning, lap times, and lap speed. On the initial
onset of the 2014 season a Westhold transponder will be required in
the Midget and UMP Modifieds divisions along with NRA Sprint
Invaders and BOSS Sprint programs. Over the course of the season,
transponder scoring will also be phased into the Super Street and
Thunder Car divisions. The FWD Compact and Mod Lites divisions will
not be required to use them at this time.
The system requires that each car in the
mandated division to carry a Westhold transponder (Model: 2180-001 –
Yellow in Color) which features a rechargeable battery and is
covered by a three year warranty. The system is commonly used
throughout at tracks locally and throughout the country and the
Montpelier Motor Speedway system is fully compatible with these
systems. The race management system will also offer the ability to
qualify cars for special programs individually along with the option
of group qualifying. Lap times, lap speed, scoring position on the
race track, and other information will be generated following the
races and provided by the track’s website to provide race teams with
The Montpelier Motor Speedway will also be
working with software vendors to research the possibility of
providing the following features: Live Timing & Scoring via the
Montpelier Motor Speedway website that will provide online Lap
Times, Lap Speed & Lap Scoring that will be accessible at the
speedway via mobile devices.
Transponder Unit -
The Montpelier Motor Speedway will have a
supply of yellow Westhold transponder sets to sell to race teams for
$240 which includes the rechargeable transponder, charger
and mounting pouch. Pre-orders to
guarantee the user receives a unit at the first race can be
made by contacting Harold at 765-661-9627. Payment can be made by
charge card or cash at the first race program.
Rent To Own
Race teams can also rent to own for $20 per
night for 12 nights. At the completion of the rental agreement, the
user will receive the transponder unit, mounting bracket, and
Weekly rentals for the Westhold transponders
are available at a cost of $10 per event.
Midgets will mount the transponder on the
bottom of the rear torsion tubes on the right side of the car.
Sprint Car sanctioning body rules will determine mounting location.
Modifieds will mount the transponder on the
bottom of the right rear axle tube. Cars with under slung
rails will mount the transponder as close as possible to the right
rear axle tube.