The September 2006 issue of Modified magazine features a performance electronics buyers' guide, with the MXL line of digital displays and racing data loggers featured. Check it out!
AiM Lap Timers Power Supermoto Bike Shootout
The summer 2006 issue of Supermoto Racer magazine features a 7 bike shootout article testing the Honda CRF450R, Kawasaki KX450F, Suzuki RM-Z450, Yamaha YZ450F, KTM 450 SMR, Husqvarna SMR 450 and Husaberg FS450E. SMR used MyChron Light TG lap timers to measure lap times and 400 foot drag race times. Test locations included Grange, Horse Thief Mile and a dyno shop. Test riders included pros like Rich Truchinski, Gary Trachy, Justin Ross, and Frankie Garcia.
Justin Ross. Photo by Scott Hoffman, Supermoto Racer magazine.
AiM Plug and Play Displays Now Compatible With AEM Engine Management Systems
The plug and play connectivity simplifies installation of the MXL system as users need only install one harness between the MXL and the AEM ECU unit. Once connected, the MXL displays (and can record, depending on the model) RPM, boost (engine load / MAP), throttle position (TPS), air and water temperatures, battery voltage, speed, gear, 2 lambda (fuel/air ratio) channels and 2 error channels. By deploying additional sensors (or tapping into existing ones) drivers can monitor other information via additional inputs on the MXL. [Click to continue reading the MXL/AEM press release]
Road Racing World Magazine Chooses MyChron Light TG Lap Timer for Superbike Shootouts
Road Racing World magazine used the MyChron Light TG lap timer for several recent track tests, as reported in the April and May 2006 issues. In the April issue, an extensive 1000cc superbike shootout entitled "Horsepower for All" compared the Ducati 999S, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Honda CBR1000RR, Suzuki GSXR-R1000, Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1 LE at SMMP in Pahrump, Nevada.
"To record lap times, we utilized AiM Sports MyChron Light TG on-board lap timers and a trackside trigger beacon. We mounted the lap timers with Velcro, and they worked flawlessly during our test." See the April 2006 issue, pages 22-53 for the test results.
In the May 2006 issue, "The Arms Race Continues" tested the Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600 and Yamaha YZF-R6 were tested at the Streets of Willow, again with MyChron Light TG lap timers. See the May 2006 issue, pages 20-42.
World Karting Association Declares MyChron4 ‘the Official Gauge of WKA’
Charlotte, NC April 2006 The World Karting Association has announced that the MyChron4 karting gauge is the Official Gauge of WKA. This recognition continues the strong relationship between AiM Sports and WKA. The MyChron4, made by AiM Sports, is a cost effective data acquisition tool that helps racers improve their racing skills and the set up of their kart.
“AiM Sports has always looked to improve the sport of karting by supporting key karting organizations. WKA is a key player in the state of karting today and we are proud to support and promote their efforts,” said Mike McKnight, VP/General Manager of AiM Sports. “We travel to a lot of WKA events to support racers at the track and to keep up on what’s happening.”
AiM Sports sponsors 2006 MyChron4 Woodbridge Kart Club Championship Series
AiM Sports, maker of the popular MyChron line of kart racing gauges and data loggers, is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2006 MyChron4 Woodbridge Kart Club Championship Series.
“As a club, we are honored to have AiM Sports as our first series sponsor and look forward to continuing a relationship with the makers of MyChron products for a long time,” said WKC board member Bill Kassy. [Read more, including season schedule]
Congratulations to Joey Cipriano
If you saw us at any of the recent kart shows, we were displaying some prototypes for our upcoming oval-style steering wheel. We had a drawing to win one of the steering wheels when they become available. Our first winner is Joey Cipriano. Here's a little about Joey:
"Joey Cipriano is 11 years old from Waterbury, CT. He has been racing since the age of 4 in kid karts racing at Poughkeepsie Speedway in NY until the age of 8 when he moved into junior sportsman champ class for 1 year finishing 4th in the points standings. In 2004 he moved to the junior 1 lite and heavy classes and won the Poughkeepsie track championship with 13 out of 14 weekly race wins. Also, he raced in the WKA Northeast Speedway Pavement series finishing 1st in the lite division and 3rd in the heavy division with 3 wins. In 2005 Joey raced again in the WKA Northeast series and the Speedway Pavement Nationals. In the Northeast series Joey had 5 poles and 6 wins on his way to 2 Regional championships. In the Pavement Nationals, Joey qualified in the top 5 at every national event entered and had 1 win, 2 seconds, 4 thirds, 2 forths and 1 10th place finish. The last National race of the 2005 season was a Grand National race at Lowes Motor Speedway in which Joey came in 1st place, ending the national point season in second in the junior sportsman 1 lite and heavy divisions."
Photos and text courtesy of Joey's mom, Cindy Cipriano.
MyChron Mike's Loose Wires Blog
We're pleased to announce the introduction of MyChron Mike's "Loose Wires" web log. The blog is authored by Mike McKnight, VP and General Sales Manager for AiM Sports. Check out what Mike has to say at www.aimsports.com/weblog. [Read full press release]
New Multichron "Titanium" Stopwatch Available
As shown at the 2005 PRI show in Orlando, there is a new "Titanium" color for the MultiChron stopwatch.
The Multichron stopwatch is a versatile hand-held digital lap timer that tracks up to four different racers simultaneously. Its generous memory lets you quickly see best laps and scroll through all of the laps to review the race, up to 99 laps per driver. But we didn't stop there - you can also have up to 9 splits per competitor, per lap.
"If editor Matt King can make the AiM Sports MyChron3 Gold data logger work in his road race Mustang project, you can do it too. It also works on drag cars, street cars, and hell, even a bread truck if that's what floats your boat."
"We chose the MyChron3 Gold [...] because it represents an economical combination of features that suits our desire to record the maximum amount of information with the minimum level of complexity."
"The beauty of the MyChron logger is that it incorporates several functions in one unit that otherwise would require buying a lot of separate items."
"One of the MyChron's greatest benefits is as a driving aid."
The MyChron3 Gold is available for $999 and includes data logger and display, software, USB download kit and sensors. Check with your local dealer or call 800.718.9090 for more information.
Mini-sprint in action with MyChron TG Log system on board. Photo courtesy of Speedpartz.com.
MyChron TG Log and Mini Sprints
Our friends at Speedpartz.com have a review of the TG Log as used in Mini Sprints. "Aim Sports' MyChron Light TG Log takes digital memory tachometers to a new level." Read more at SpeedPartz.com.
The TG Log is a compact data logger capable of displaying and recording RPMs, temperature, wheel speed, lap times and throttle position. Designed especially for motorcycles, it works well with motorcycle engine powered vehicles like Mini Sprint racers and is an affordable professional grade data system, retailing at $549.
AiM Sports Customers Continue to Dominate IMSA/American Le Mans Grand Prix GT3 Cup Challenge
Joe Hullett gives some last minute advice to the Orbit team at Road America. Joe, from Digital Competition Systems, supports AiM users in the Porsche GT3 Cup Series along with David Redzsus of Precision AutoResearch .
Kevin Rousch took first at Road America but Jay Policastro came in third to retain the points lead in the series. Kevin took the pole with Jay second on the grid.
Both Rousch and Policastro are avid users of AiM Sports' DaVid video and data logging system. DaVid is a versatile system that merges video signals with vehicle performance data and outputs a synchronized video signal that can be recorded or broadcast.
The cars are purpose-built racecars manufactured by the Porsche factory on the same assembly line as Porsche's complete line of sports cars for the consumer. The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge car is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup street car (996), while the Porsche Michelin Supercup series - which runs with Formula One around the world - has moved to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car based on the newly-introduced 997 model.
The competitors have sealed engines and transmissions, providing for close racing where the driver's talents are exemplified. Porsche Motorsport provides technical support for the series with personnel, parts and expertise both away from and at the track, and Michelin provides the spec tires for all competitors.
[Read more detailed race results at the official IMSA website.]
Beggs, Walton, Win PRC Trophy Races at Infineon Raceway
On the weekend of August 6th and 7th, the competitors of the Porsche Racing Club, along with the support of NASA, returned for the second event of their season at Infineon Raceway’s 2.53 mile road course. This event drew a total of 43 cars, 9 of which were making their 2005 PRC season debut. AiM Sports is the title sponsor of the PRC Racing Challenge. [Read more]
Road Racing World Magazine Features Plug and Play Motorcycle Racing Data Acquisition Systems by AiM Sports
"We recently spent time with two of AiM Sports' self-contained data-logger/dashboard replacement systems for sport bikes ... we also saw how the relatively small investment to obtain and set the systems up could result in better race set-ups and faster lap times for club racers and enthusiastic track day riders as well as professionals."
AiM Sports Customers Dominate IMSA/American Le Mans Portland Grand Prix GT3 Cup Challenge
MXL Pista data logger and digital display mounted in a Porsche GT3 Cup car. Photo by Digital Competition Systems.
At the recent Portland Grand Prix GT3 Cup Challenge, AiM Sports customers dominated the finishing line; of twelve finishers, eight were using racing data acquisition systems by AiM Sports. Finishing first was AiM Sports customer Jay Policastro, from Latrobe, Penn., who outlasted the field of identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers (including his father, who finished seventh) to win Round No. 3 of the championship and take the points lead with two races remaining. Policastro, of the Orbit team, uses an MXL Pista data logger in conjunction with a DaVid video logging system (in slave configuration).
[Read more detailed race results at the official IMSA website.]