Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series.
REDMOXY’S CUSTOM SCORING PLATFORM FOR BRIGGS & STRATTON’S WEEKLY RACING SERIES MAKES FOR A SMOOTHER, MORE CONSISTENT SYSTEM FOR TRACKING POINTS FROM DRIVERS ACROSS THE CONTINENT.
Briggs & Stratton is a nationally recognized manufacturer of small engines – including engines in go-karts. Briggs’ Weekly Racing Series (WRS) gives all racers in North America who are involved in local club sprint kart racing a chance to compete all season long for recognition and, of course, prizes. Racers take to the track each week to accrue points and compete against fellow kart racers.
Briggs & Stratton turned to RedMoxy Communications for a custom scoring platform to be used by WRS’ many track admins to input weekly racing scores. Previously, all scoring was done by hand on paper or with Microsoft Excel. Just imagine it: a track with four different age groups and 20+ racers in each age group, with each one of those racers competing in 10-12 races per season… It’s a headache just thinking about trying to accurately score those racers by hand. A change was quite obviously needed!
Enter RedMoxy’s application development services. RedMoxy began by meeting with the Briggs WRS team to walk through current pain points, must-have features, wild aspirations and everything in between. From there, RedMoxy entered into the design phase of the application build with a clear vision in mind.
The custom scoring platform must be intuitive and easy for anyone to navigate – even those without much experience with computers. The platform must be scalable, useful for both large 500+ driver tracks and small 50+ driver tracks. The platform must save the Briggs team time by dynamically tallying the accrual of points each week. The platform must automatically publish the scores to the WRS website to give drivers a week-by-week update of their standings.
RedMoxy designed and then built for all of these features and more. The platform features a clean dashboard with clear, step-by-step instructions for track admins to follow. What’s more, the platform becomes easier to use over time, as historical data is retained: last week’s racers are automatically brought into the lineup and can be dragged and dropped into the correct finishing order. Other than hitting “submit,” that’s the only step track admins must take to submit their track’s scores. From there, the platform applies the scoring formula and correctly inputs the racers from across the continent into their weekly standings.
Originally developed in 2020, the platform’s functionality continues to expand with subsequent racing seasons. Track admins deliver feedback, and RedMoxy improves upon the original functionality and design accordingly.
“Overall, we were very happy with the new tracker, since it felt like a much smoother, more consistent system to submit points….Thanks for everything you do!” – Briggs WRS Track Admin