1. Hook up your laptop with the serial/stereo-type plug to your Sportsman with the power on the Sportsman
2. Open Data Link Software
3. Click on FILE/OPEN CAR CONFIGURATION
4. Select Sportsman Sportsman (or a different name if your use something different)
5. Right Click on the top left channel button which is Sportsman
6. In the System Options section in the bottom left sub-window highlight Record Enable Channel.
7. On the right a drop down will appear with your current trigger item - change it to Engine RPM (You go upwards)
8. One line down within System Options, highlight Start recording When Channel Exceeds Value.
9. A text box will appear on the right where you enter 5000 or whatever you choose.
10. click on Send Configuration (which sends this to the Sportsman)
11. Click on FILE/SAVE
This occurs anytime two identical V-net ID's are installed
on a system. Weather it is two AF-1's or two Carb pressures it essentially the
Screen shot showing duplicate error
Click on OK
Screen shot showing the O2 as a serial
Right Click on that serial
This screen will appear and you change the
V-net to Cyl2
1. Left click on drop down
2. Left click on + of Fuel System category (screen shot shows -)
3. Left click on AF2 or whatever cylinder you want
You have changed the vnet Id and need to
send it to the module and to your laptop
1. Left Click on Send
2. Left click on OK
screen showing that the o2 received
the new info
Now you see the AF2 on the channel
Last step is to save the config to you
1. Left Click on Floppy disk Image
Quick Review of a RP graph
The Racepak software is called DataLink (actually DataLinkII) . It provides download, view, overlay, print, export and search capabilities.
1 1/4" x 1
1/4" x 1/8" Aluminum
Bolted in place
V-net modules ty-wrapped
Driveshaft Pulses Per Revolution
1. Connect PC to V300SD / Sportsman unit with
serial cable (9 pin on one end and stereo end on the other and use your USB
converter if necessary)
2. Turn power on the the recorder
3. Open DataLink software on your laptop
4. Go to File, Open Car Configuration
5. A box pops up for you to select your recorder & Config file
6. The second button on the screen is the DS RPM - Right Click on it.
7. Near the bottom of the lower left section is Pulses Per Revolution -
left click on it.
8. This will open up a box on the right containing the number of magnets it is
currently set for. change it to the desired number.
9. Left click Send Configuration near the bottom right.
10. A message log window will appear and start scrolling numbers very fast.
11. When a message appears Device Programmed Successfully, left click OK
12. Select File up at the top left of the Datalink screen
13. Left click on Save to save the change to your laptop.
14. Cycle power off/on the recorder to lock the changes in.
Also, you can change change existing runs
recorded with a 8 magnet collar but the setup still on 2 by:
Load the run into data
click on DS RPM
the box towards the right that says Raw data value B 1 will become 1
.250 in the second box so that it reads Raw data value B 1 will become .250
Click on OK on the bottom
Click on the Save icon (looks like a
Read V-net procedure
Hook USB converter & serial cable (with stereo end) to V300SD/Sportsman
Power on all Racepak devices, o2’s etc (and Grid if attached to RP)
Go into Datalink on your laptop
Click on File/Open Car configuration – and pick yours – this will load your setup
Click on the READ icon (about 5th item down on the tool bar on the left)
a box should pop up saying devices read successfully.
Click on File/Save
7761 setup to send the correct number of pulses to the Racepak
Getting the average of any of your channels (example is AF)
1. activate the AF channel
2. select the AF channel in the file/grid box at the top of the graph area.
3. place the cursor on the start point and left click, then push the [ key on the keyboard - you wil see a verticle red dot dash line appear
4. place the cursor on the end point of the time of interest and left click, then push the ] key on the key board another verticle red dot dash line will appear
to remove or change the time points hit ] then [
You got a new laptop
Go Racepak web site and download & install the latest version of Datalink - www.Racepak.com/downloads. Take all the defaults except when you get to the screen asking what Racepak gear you have - check off what you have.
If you have a V300sd re-install the security disk (details here...)
Update the configuration with all the sensors in the car:
Hook the laptop to the car.
Start up datalink and load your configuration - Sportsman.RCG if you have a sportsman and V300_xxxx if you have a V300SD.
Go to FILE/Default Config - now this config will always load when you start datalink
Click on READ on the toolbar on the left
You should get a message saying new sensors found - say no for now.
you should have on your screen your new config with all your current sensors
click on FILE/SAVE
Your laptop is now ready for downloads.
If you want to copy your your old runs from old to new laptop follow these steps (this takes some computer expertise - if you don't already know how to copy and paste files get help - dont call me when you are halfway tru and don't know what you did - just do it all from the start or get someonw to help you that knows computers):
Get a USB thumb or flash drive from an office supply store. Put it into the old laptop and windows will pop up a discovery message - click on open folder to view files and then minimize that window.
Navigate to your C drive - C: (sometimes OS C:)
then to RacePakData
then Sportsman or V300_xxxx
Highlight the year(s) and right click/copy
Activate the widow for the thumb drive and paste the folders.
click on Attach or possibly Insert (frequently has a paperclip icon)
If a choice comes up select file/attachment NOT pictures.
Use the Browse function to navigate to Computer
then C: (sometimes OS C:)
then to RacePakData
then if you have a Sportsman to Sportsman, If an IQ3 Drag then IQ3. If a V300SD to V300SD_NNN (your serial number)
then to the year & track and run (so if you are familiar with it the path would be something like C:\RacePakData\Sportsman\2015\atco\Spatc010115Q1.rpk
add any message then click Send
If your laptop can not access the internet you can copy the selected file to a USB memory stick or flash drive then go to another computer and e-mail the fire from the USB drive.
If you have a V300, V300SD, LDX you will have to give your security key to the recipient (unless it's Racepak & RP dealers.To Do that:
Click on Security
Click on Show/Edit Security Keys
In bottom left of this new screen find your serial number like V300 5252
To the right is your 10 digit security code
You have to manually copy the number and enter it into an E-mail to him (Windows Copy & Paste does not work). You could send it a text message or simply read it to him as well.
Also in the e-mail tell him the type (first Colum)
The recipient has to do the same steps except at the top of the screen put your info in and click Add. He must add the type too.
in the top right hand corner of the box there will be a box labelled Specify Linear Conversion and it will have 4 numbers/boxes.
now in the second box of Raw data value B where it defines what it will become put a - (negative symbol) before the number.