Here is the DOS program that automatically assigns cars and lanes for the required number of heats. This is the program authored by Pat Peronto. After you enter the race parameters (number of lanes, number of participants, time limit) the program will appear to run very quickly. Don't despair! Also, don't use the Print option - it doesn't work. What you should do is use the File option by pressing F. This will save a text file to the same directory as the location of the pinewood.exe program. You can then print out the output using Notepad, Word, or any other application that can load a text file. Download the DOS Program.
To save you time and trouble, here are outputs for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-lane tracks for numbers of different participants. (There were some minor errors in spreadsheets downloaded prior to January 13, 2002, so please download again if you have a prior version. The minor errors have NO IMPACT on the outcome of any race.)
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