This System uses the Eliminator Competition Track Timer
This is NOT the Eliminator Next Gen Practice Tree

A lower cost system for smaller temporary & permanent tracks of all lengths. The Eliminator Competition is equipped with a full color touchscreen display making it easy to use and navigate in “Stand Alone” mode.  The Eliminator Competition Drag Race Software is highly recommended for tracks expecting over 100 entries on race day.   

Popular Uses:
Dirt & Sand
RC Car Systems

The Eliminator Competition Track Timer

All systems are built with the track operator’s requirements in mind, so call or email us today to get a quote on a custom track system! The Eliminator Competition Economy Track System is completely compatible (wiring, sensors, and software) with Portatree’s Professional Track Systems making it very easy to upgrade to a Professional Track System over time. The Eliminator Competition Track Timer can be used as a backup timer for the Portatree Professional Track System.

Hardware Features

  • Timer Accuracy:
    • Accurate to +/- 0.0006 in 20 seconds
    • Standalone Mode: Times to 0.0001 seconds
    • Computer Mode (Economy or Professional Software): Times to 0.00001 seconds
    • System will time up to 60 seconds
  • User Interface:
    • Full color, touch screen, graphic display with adjustable LED and Display brightness!
    • Standalone Mode:
      • Entry numbers, dial-ins, and all settings are entered through the touchscreen interface
      • Results information displayed with the graphical interface
    • Computer Mode:
      • Display is active, but touchscreen is disabled
      • All settings, entry numbers, etc are entered through the software interface
      • Settings and results are displayed on the graphical interface as well as in the software
  • Track Inputs:
    • Pre-Stage, Stage, Guard, 60ft, Mid ET, MPH/KPH, and Finish Sensors for 2 lanes
      • Sensors can be enabled/disabled
      • Guard, stage, or guard & stage beam start can be selected
      • Choose between MPH/KPH speed trap
      • Banner sensors used in all locations â Portatree is a Banner distributor
    • Start Switch
      • Auto Start enable/disable switch when Auto Start is on
      • Start tree sequence when Auto Start is off
    • Reset
      • End race if one or more vehicle(s) is unable to cross the finish line
      • Activate panic lights/indicate on track emergency
  • Track Outputs:
    • Stop Lights – indicate when vehicles should slow down
      • Standalone Mode: Stop Lights illuminate on finish
      • Computer Mode:  Select when stop lights illuminate
    • Win Lights
      • External and tree win lights available
      • Standalone Mode:
        • Enable/Disable Win Lights
        • Multiple tree win light options
    • Tree Output – Connect to Portatree Full Size and Half Size Trees
      • Ex: Professional Tree, National Event Tree, Portatree Mini
  • External Display
    • Compatible with 2″ and 4″ external LED Displays
  • Printer
    • Setup number of time slips to print
    • Computer Connected: Change time slip header/footer and format options

Race Features

  • Single Runs
    • BYE runs and competition singles supported
    • Reset button is used to end a race if a vehicle is unable to finish
  • Handicaps
    • Dial-Ins up to 30 seconds accepted
    • Both lanes must have a valid dial-in for handicaps to be accepted
  • Tree Speed:
    • Accepts tree speeds from 0.100 to 0.900 seconds
    • Each lane can have a custom tree speed
  • Tree Type:
    • Pro, Full, and Instant Green Tree available
    • Each lane can have a custom tree type
  • Top Bulb Features
    • Top Bulb Oscillate (Full Tree Only) – Top amber lights at random times (second and third ambers light normally).  Used to prevent top bulb racing in a bottom bulb class
    • Top Bulb Lock (Cross Talk) – Top Amber in each lane comes on at the same time regardless of handicaps
      • Pro Tree Lock (Standalone Only) – Top Bulb Lock for Pro Tree racing
  • Red Light Features
    • Dual Red – Show red lights in both lanes
    • Real Red – Worst red light (rather than first red light) loses the race
  • Finish Type
    • First Finish – First vehicle to cross finish line wins
    • Breakout – First vehicle to cross finish line without running faster than dial-in is the winner.  If both vehicles run quicker than the dial-ins, the vehicle that runs under by less is the winner
    • Package (Computer Mode Only) – Racer with the best package (reaction time closest to perfect and elapsed time closest to dial-in) is the winner
  • Perfect Tree
    • Display perfect lights as 0.000 or as the tree speed
  • Super Start
    • Deep staging treated as a staging fault
  • Auto Start
    • Auto and Manual start supported
    • Stage On, Stage to Start, Auto Start Time, and Random Delay adjustable
    • Auto Start can be configured to allow deep stagers a period of time to go deep
  • Track Diagnostics
    • Allows Race Operator to check the printer, sensors, and lights on the track
    • Sensor Check â Quickly identify and troubleshoot misaligned sensors
    • Light Check â Checks all of the tree and status lights on the track

Standalone Features

The Eliminator Competition is equipped with a full color touchscreen display making it easy to use and navigate in standalone mode.  All data entry and setup is performed through the touchscreen interface.  In standalone mode, the Eliminator Competition provides limited storage and setup capabilities to make running races easier.  For improved results storage and setup, Portatree recommends the Eliminator Competition Drag Race Software.

  • Race Results
    • Saves the last 10 runs (all times, winner, and margin of victory information)
    • Up to 10 runs can be saved in a race file for later review
  • Race Categories
    • Save up to 5 race categories
    • Activating a category causes the Eliminator to use the categoryâs settings to run races
  • Display Mode
    • Tree cycles with different setups: pro/full, dials/no-dials, etc

Software Features

The Eliminator Competition Drag Race Software is highly recommended for tracks expecting over 100 entries on race day.  The computer interface allows vehicle numbers to be quickly entered and queued on the race screen.  The software automatically stores race results in a database allowing the event operator to review results and create reports.  General features of the software interface are described below.  For more detailed features, check out the Eliminator Competition Drag Race Software product page.

  • Basic Database Software
    • Store racer information in database
    • Setup race categories
    • Run races from the computer interface
      • Queue up to 2 pairs of vehicles, even while racing!
    • Store, search, and create media reports from race results
    • Incorporate up to two 2â or 4â display boards for displaying dial-in
      • Show Dial-In (or Car #) in both Burn Out Box and Starting Line locations
  • Scoreboard Support (Upgrade)
    • Incorporates a RS485 interface to Scoreboards
    • AMT, Optec, Daktronics, Race America, and Portatree Scoreboards supported
    • Call Portatree to confirm compatibility!
  • Announcer Program (Upgrade)
    • Allows Announcer to view race results and review past run history
    • Provides Announcer with racer information from the Racer Database