Family Software Newsletter #31 - April 28, 2006

Drag Racing Computers and Software -


1. New! PC Tree Pro with Cross-Talk - Windows 32-bit Practice Tree Software
2. CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Wells, Jason Wood, and Chris Garretson

-- New! PC Tree Pro with Cross-Talk - Windows 32-bit Practice Tree Software --
New for 2006 is our PC Tree Pro practice tree software, a 32-bit Windows program and the ultimate drag racing Practice Tree for your PC. Designed to improve your driver reaction time (RT), PC Tree Pro is the only drag racing practice tree with Cross-Talk!

I developed the very first commercial drag racing Practice Tree, PC TREE in 1985 for the Commodore 64 home computer and then in 1987 for the IBM PC and compatible computers. There have been many imitations of PC TREE throughout the years in both software and in hardware devices. Supposedly, the sincerest form of flattery! However, rarely are imitations as good as the original and more often just a quick way for an unscrupulous person to make a quick buck! In fact, most of the software imitations are not technically or mechanically (timing) accurate at all. The timing system I developed has always been accurate to .001 of a second on any platform. Beware of any software that claims to "adjust" to the CPU speed of your PC! That's a dead giveaway that the timing system in the program is bogus. Our new PC Tree Pro has all the functions of an NHRA or IHRA National Event Tree (Compulink Timing System) and is just as accurate.

Functions include:
Save Mode & Options - This function will save the current Practice Tree Mode and all selected Options.
Counters, Averages, Win Lights, and Scoring
Computer Opponent

Practice Tree Modes:
NHRA, IHRA Pro Tree .400 - 1 or 2 Player
NHRA, IHRA Pro Tree .500 - 1 or 2 Player
Bracket Full Tree .500 - 1 or 2 Player
Bracket Handicap Tree .500 (Random) - or 2 Player - Handicap is randomly generated.
Bracket Handicap Tree .500 (Dial-In) - 1 or 2 Player - Handicap is calculated based on user entered Dial-In.

Tree Options:
Cross-Over - Can be enabled on all Handicap Tree Modes.
Cross-Talk - Can be enabled on all Handicap Tree Modes.
Negative (-) Values - A perfect light is .000, redlights are negative values, for example, -.001.
Postive (+) Values - A perfect light is .400 or .500, rather than .000, -.001 becomes .399 or .499.
Shaded - Default, selects shaded tree or non-shaded tree.

Digital Delay Box - Left or Right - Sets the Delay for each lane.
Digital Roll Out - Left or Right - Sets the Roll Out for each lane.
Digital Dial In - Left or Right - Enabled on Handicap (Dial-In) Tree Mode only. Sets Dial-In for each lane.


PC Tree Pro was designed to help you become a better and more consistent drag racer. That will take time and practice
on a drag racing practice tree. Work on PC Tree Pro, and it will work for you!

-- CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Wells, Jason Wood, and Chris Garretson --

Lucas Oil Racing Series - Orlando, FL - Super Comp Winner Ken Wells

Ken Wells (Ken's Performance in Orlando, FL) won Super Comp with a very solid performance. Ken drove his Undercover chassis dragster to a win over former national event winners Corky Markwart and Anthony Bertozzi. Ken left first in the final round against Steve Deatherage, .011 to .023, and held on for the win with an 8.909. Ken uses our RaceLog Pro 4 software with our Davis Vantage Pro wireless trailer station and Family Software paging system.

AC Delco NHRA Gatornationals - Gainesville, FL Super Comp Runner-Up Jason Wood

Jason Wood (CSR Performance Products in McAlpin, FL) almost made it two Super Comp Gatornationals wins in a row for the Wood family as his sister Lindsey Wood won last year. He eliminated former national event winners Malinda Bertozzi, Duane D'Agostino (another RaceLog Pro 4 user), and Dave Connolly on the way to his first national event final. His best light was .002 against Bertozzi and his best run was 8.906 in the quarterfinals. Jason and Lindsey both use our RaceLog Pro 4 software, an Altronics Performaire PC trailer station, and our Family Software paging system.

Summit Racing Series - Cecil County, MD - Super Pro Winner Chris Garrestson

Chris Garretson (C & S Trucking, DE) won the Super Pro title on October 2nd, 2005, at Cecil County Dragway in 7 rounds of competition:

1st round 8.389 on 8.39 dial
2nd round 8.386 on 8.38 dial
3rd round 8.363 on 8.38 dial
4th round 8.370 on 8.35 dial
5th round 8.357 on 8.35 dial
6th round 8.358 on 8.35 dial
7th round 8.360 on 8.35 dial

Chris uses our RaceLog Pro 4 software and a LaCrosse Professional Weather Center (Model WS-2010).

-- REAL World Technical Support --
With Family Software, you'll get better technical support than anywhere on the planet. Why? Because, we design and/or use all of the products that we sell. All of my 35+ years of racing experience and knowledge is available to you and our other customers. Try to find that kind of information at any one of our competitors. You won't be able to, I guarantee it! Family Software cares about the racer and his/her success as a racer. We also want you to get the most value for your hard earned dollars.

-- Secure Ordering --
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If you have questions or topics that you would like to see covered in this newsletter, please Email them to me.

Bob Kodadek
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Family Software - Drag Racing Computers and Software - 610.497.5561(Voice/Fax)

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