DataRace2 is a Freeware program that displays race data from the N-Digital Slot car system.   The accuracy of the data displayed is limited by the data being sent by the N-Digital Powerbase.   This is meant as a quick way to display driver position and fuel data on a PC screen.  Unfortunately, in-race lap times are not available, as the Powerbase does not currently provide that information.  Individual fastest lap times can be downloaded at the end of the race, after the proper buttons are pressed on the Powerbase.


A typical racing scenario goes as such:

1. Select/enter drivers if necessary
2. Start the race from the Powerbase
3. At the end of the race, press the "Right" Powerbase button to download individual driver data. (The first driver requires two button presses, then another press for each additional driver)
4. Rinse and repeat


  • (1/29/2010) Yes, you can use a "USB to Serial adapter", that is how I connect to my laptop.  Just make sure it's got the drivers for your particular windows operating system.


  • N-Digital slot car system.
  • A PC that meets .NET 2.0 Framework hardware requirements
  • Windows XP. (Vista has been reported to work, minus webcam image capture)
  • Requires Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework. (You can also get it from "Windows Update" in your "Internet Explorer")
  • A serial cable to connect form the Ninco Powerbase PS2 to a PC serial port. (See the Cable Building Guide below or contact Jim if you would like him to make you one)
  • A webcam or camera to capture driver photos.  (Tested with Logitech webcams)

Reporting Feeback/Problems:

Please report any feedback or problems to
(When reporting a problem, sending the log file and a screen capture of any error would be appreciated.)

  • DataRace2 (ver 0.9.9 02/23/09) changes (This version has not been tested thoroughly, please report any problems you encounter)

    • Auto-updater has been removed.
    • Prevent "driver leading" audio from playing more than once a lap.
    • Adjusted logic to better calculate out of order PB messages.

  • DataRace2 (ver 0.9.5 10/02/07) (read the included readme.txt file for instructions)
    This version will be available until the auto-updating version is stable

    0.9.5 changes:
    • Handle empty fuel properly in PB104
    • "Reset COM" improved
    • Added laps completed for each driver at the end of the race. Convert GP type modes from laps behind winner to laps completed

    0.9.4 changes:
    • added better support for PowerBase version 104 (Note: we can only test PB105.  PB104 developement requires feedback from people running 104.)
    • added PowerBase selection box in setup

Track pictures provided by users::


DataRacer2 is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

DataRacer2 is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

Copyright @ 2007-2010 James kenny, Fares Noueihed

Thanks to PerCentage Corp for letting me work on this project during my tenure there.

Updated on: 1/29/2010