Pikes Peak Hill Climb to use new timing system

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World -- Class Event Relies on World - Class Timing. AMB i.t., the world's leader in automatic timing and scoring systems, is the company who introduced the world to the first fully automatic timing and scoring system over 20 years ago. Since ...

World -- Class Event Relies on World - Class Timing.

AMB i.t., the world's leader in automatic timing and scoring systems, is the company who introduced the world to the first fully automatic timing and scoring system over 20 years ago. Since then, in addition to NASCAR, other organizations including IMSA, The 24 hours of Le Mans, IRL, ChampCar, World Series Superbikes, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, MotoGP, Olympic Games, UCI World Cycling Championships, ESPN X-Games, and AMA to name only a few, rely on AMB timing and scoring systems to give them accurate and reliable results.

The 2004 Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is proud to once again partner with AMB-it. Kevin Oonk, president of AMB i.t. said: "We are excited to work with such a famous event as the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb." Throughout history Pikes Peak has been a proving ground in the advancement of Motorsports technology and automotive engineering. The uniqueness of this historic event, 156 separate curves, 12.42 miles, and an elevation change of 4,710 feet. has challenged AMB-i.t. to design a system that accurately provides times within 1/100th of a second. The AMB MultiLoop system fits that need.

For the 2003 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the AMB TranX260 timing system was used to provide timing information and also 2 intermediate times. This year the AMB system will be further expanded to deliver even more information to teams and TV. The AMB timing system works like this: Each car is equipped with an AMB Transponder that sends out a unique code each time it passes a detection loop that is installed into the road surface. This information is collected by a decoder that is positioned track side and connects via Satellite Modems to the CDPU (Central Data Processing Unit) that collects all the data.

Information Technology has played a huge part in allowing our fans around the world to follow this great event. Organizers hope to provide live timing and scoring thru our web site.

About the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the second oldest motorsports event in the United States. An annual event since 1916, the June 26th, 2004 running marks the 82nd running of the event. The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is run on a 12 mile course that begins at 9,200 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. The race features a variety of automotive and motorcycle classes with an average of 150 drivers and 500 volunteers involved.

Please visit our web site at www.ppihc.com and www.amb-it.com to learn more about the 2004 Race to the Clouds and/or this exciting world -- class timing & scoring system.

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