Small Business Systems, the ancestor to Unusual Systems, delivered a bespoke software system to manage the leader boards. The event was largely staffed by scattered volunteers and enthusiasts; requirements were contradictory and anecdotal.
Hardware was installed as the event started – effective integration testing was limited. Support over the 48 hour event was therefore crucial and hot-fixes were managed carefully to avoid severely impacting the leader boards.
The system calculated which cars were on what leg of the route and their relative positions on the leader board even where data was missing. Results were delivered near real time to the press site.
Barring a few glitches on the afternoon and evening of day 1, results were posted on time to both officials and the press.