Guy holding a stopwatch not cutting it? Here's my solution.
It's been about 1 week since install and the lap timer is working like a champ. My current best time= 19.65 sec
Will update when running sub 19's.
-October 2017: ~ 3 Weeks later. Best time is 18.65.
-November 2017: I also fractured my elbow at this time so I am waiting for that to heal before running fast laps. Yesturday we moved the screen. Since the LCD was at the starting line, crowds were forming and congesting the start of the track. It was moved to the general platform for the viewing the pump track. This way you can run your lap and the exit of the pump track directs you to the general viewing area- where the timer readout is.
-March 2018: Best time is 18:93. Elbow fracture finally being less of a hindrance.
It's 2020 and I forgot to update my times!
The pump track was slightly reworked in 2019. Coincidentally the area where I fractured my elbow was reworked. The last section of the track was a roller into table-top.The roller was mellowed and a double step up (or a tabletop on top of a tabletop?) replaces the original tabletop. I'm still catching up on riding lingo. This change makes the track a little faster ( about 0.20 seconds for me).
Other changes for me: I gave up the BMX bike for a Specialized P3 Dirt Jumper. After getting used to it; I love it. The geometry fits me a bit better (I'm 6'1").
-March 2020 best time: 17:75 !