Infragistics Racing - Report #1

Kevin Richardson, Ph.D. / Tuesday, May 07, 2013

May 3, 2013, Race 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park

With the weather predicted to be sunny, windy and a cool 60°F, Infragistics Racing, sponsored by Infragistics NucliOS and IgniteUI controls, packed up and headed to New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ for the first race of the season.

Infragistic Racing heading to the track.

Morning Practice

After setting up the Infragistics Racing canopy in the paddock, it was time to get the bike through the tech inspection process, find my grid position for the race and prepare for the day. For me, race prep means checking tire pressure, making sure the gas tank is filled and getting my race suit on. It also involves a lot of chatting to people walking by who stop when they see the beautiful graphics on the Infragistics Racing bike.

IG Racing in the paddock

Race

The “Thunderbolt” course at NJMP is 2.25 miles long and has 14 turns. It’s a technical track but you can see some decent top speeds on the straightaway, depending on how brave you are in the final corner. Racing rewards bravery. Infragistics rewards showing up for work on Monday. IgniteUI may provide rocket-fast performance and have the fastest jQuery grid on the planet but I try and split the difference.

 

NJMP Track Map              IG Racing Top Speed During Race 1

 

I got a decent start in the race and managed to stay out of last place (remember the “showing up for work on Monday” thing…). There is an old saying in racing that in order to finish first, first you have to finish. So I can check that one off my list… At least I still have my day job.

Race 2 is currently scheduled for Friday, June 14 at Virginia International Raceway.

Infragistics Racing at Top Speed


Kevin Richardson has been working in the area of user experience for over 20 years. With an advanced degree in Cognitive Psychology, he has experience across business verticals in the fields of research, evaluation, design and management of innovative, user-centered solutions.

Kevin’s experience includes web sites, portals and dashboards, enterprise software and custom business applications for medical, pharmaceutical, communications, entertainment, energy, transportation and government users.

On the weekends, you can find Kevin on his motorcycle, riding for Infragistics Racing at a number of different racetracks on the East coast.

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