Chip Timing

Timing Chips

If you were a season rider in 2017, you can use your 2017 chip again this year. You will be given a new one (included in your season fee). Any riders using a pit bike must have a chip on it, otherwise timing is not possible. If you want to use your 2017 season chip for this purpose, that is also an option. You will need to let us know when you register that you are using it.

Season Riders

(Riders who have registered for the entire series) You will be given a chip and a bracket when you pick up your race numbers. This will be your chip for the entire season. We will be able to show you where the chip should be installed on your bike (see photos below). The cost of your chip and bracket are included in your series registration fee. If you kept your rubber bracket from 2016, you may use it again and save $5 on your registration fee.

If you are going to have a second bike in the pit, it must have a chip on it. You will need to purchase a second chip and bracket when registering ($10). If you want to use your old chip for your pit bike, you may do so. Then use your bracket from last year for your pit bike and get a new one with your full registration this year. The old chip must be scanned for this year before your first race. Ideally, we would like to look after that at the advance pickup sessions.

Please do your best to attend one of the early number pick up sessions as time is limited on the first day.  Note: There will be no number and chip pick up between races on the first day.  All riders must pick up their numbers and chip by 8:30 a.m.

Single Day Riders:  You will be given a chip and a bracket when you pick up your race numbers.  You will be charged a $20 deposit for the chip and bracket for that day’s race when you register online through CCN.  You must return your chip, bracket and numbers at the end of your race, and you will be given $20 cash back. If you do not return them that day, you forfeit your $20. You will not be able to use that chip again in future races, so you must return it.

Placement of the chip:
The best location is on the seat post using the bracket and zip ties but if that’s not possible then use the seat stay. If using the seat stay it’s probably best on the non drive side. We’ll have an antenna set up both sides of the course so tags can be mounted on the other seat stay if necessary. The tags should be oriented as close to parallel to the wheel as possible.  Tags should be removed from the bikes between races especially if the bikes are being transported outside the vehicle on bike racks. The mechanical vibration from the wind over time can damage the chip inside the tag making it unreadable.

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