Hey MFG Fans!
At MFG#1 StarCrossed Marymoor we had some challenges getting results out in a timely and accurate manner. These issues were a very unpleasant surprise for us after 17 successful races this season.
What happened? The RFID timing had problems in both hardware and software that led to missed lap reading. Missed lap reading led to bad race placings, incorrect lap counts, and fake DNSs/DNFs. Basically, every possible timing issue that keeps a race promotor’s life interesting.
How about next time? We now understand how to prevent and detect these things. We have and will continue to use a video backup system. This is what enabled us to clean up our StarCrossed results. That video review is time intensive – hence the delay. The sharp eyed and/or accountants out there will notice that lap times/ranks may seem off. That is an outcome the fix process and can’t be avoided, but we believe most of the overall results are accurate.
And are the results final? Well, as of Tuesday 9/20, results are final. The race results have been fixed and reviewed multiple times. Thank you to everyone who helped by submitting a results review form and by sending us email. Your input was very helpful in getting this right.
Did you land on the podium, but not get to stand on the podium and receive your podium pin? Come to any of the podium presentations and let us know! We’ll give you a chance to take a podium pic and don you our fancy podium pins.
Maybe there are a few incorrect results still lurking… If you see anything that looks incorrect, let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, thanks for the patience and kind help as we worked to repair these issues and prevent future ones.