In late 2010 The ACA decided to update their timing system and move to chip timing. Here is press release the ACA put out in 2010:
ACA Timing System
ACA has purchased an advanced timing system that integrates the use of a high speed finish camera and timing chip transponders. Doug Ashbaugh of D&L Sound has been contracted to help refine and operate the system. With patience from everyone during the refinement and implementation period the system should produce more timely results at races and online.
Most racers were very excited about the change but since the updated timing system went live its had its ups and downs. Or maybe I should I say its had its downs. Here are some comments that we have relieved about the timing system:
The chip timing system is an epic failure.
ACA - It's time to drop this stupid chip timing system. Second year on and IT STILL DOESN'T WORK!!!
I think people's frustration stems from the fact that the new chip-timing system, that should make results very quick and easy to generate, seems to be adding to the wait time.
So with all the fuss stemming from the new timing chips do they seriously not have results for mead yet?