Accurate Pinewood Derby Racing Method
Stan Pope (StanDCmr@AOL.COM)
Sat, 15 Nov 1997 00:16:33 -0500
Another tool for your Pinewood Derby Racing arsenal...
In collaboration with Dr. Cory Young, the accuracy attainable with
Perfect-N racing charts has been improved by the addition of a subclass:
"Complementary Perfect-N charts."
Perfect-N: Full round-robin with lane equity.
Complementary Perfect-N: Double round-robin
with lane equity and 100% match-up reversal.
Then... add options to optimize several aspects...
It's at a new page...
It produces charts for 2, 3, ... 10 lane tracks...
e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape
Complementary-Perfect-N Charts are the most accurate racing scheme that I
know of. (And I have evaluated a bunch of 'em.) All the effects of lane
differences are removed from the results, with this exception: If your track
isn't good enough to differentiate two cars, they will tie! With
optimization selected, nearly all the effects of graphite "run-in" and
"shake-out" are eliminated.
C-P-N charts are applicable to Tie-Breaking, to "Finals", to den-size group
racing (or more), and other situations in which you seriously want to present
the trophies that are really deserved.
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