Super Race Systems has been timing, scoring, and promoting sporting events since 1978. Founded in the suburbs of New York City, SRS has provided services to events in four different decades.
Necessity is certainly the mother of invention. When the running boom hit in the late ‘70s, races were growing exponentially. In many races, runners were sometimes backed up waiting just to cross the finish line. SRS adapted a multi-lane system which allowed an accurate time for each runner regardless of the size of the event. Consequently, SRS was hired by a number of notable events in Michigan, California, Florida, New York, Iowa, and Kentucky, among others.
An important SRS milestone occurred in 1984. Bill Sherry, while timing a major race in Grand Rapids, Michigan, discovered a beautiful, charming, and intelligent finish line volunteer by the name of Gail Haadsma. She soon was traveling the country timing races and learning the business. Her skills as a professional court stenographer made her the perfect candidate to be a race timer; a perfectionist who knows how to work under pressure. To make a long story short, Bill and Gail were married in 1988. Timing is everything!
SRS has adapted to every change in technology throughout the years. Our accumulated timing experience, which goes back to clipboards and stopwatches, has become a foundation for our success.
Today we have incorporated the RFID tag system Chronotrack, the leading disposable timing system in the country. SRS also uses Runscore software, the industry standard.
As a credit to our adaptability and longevity, we have been timing some of the same events around the country for over 25 years.
Today we are affiliated with the timing of the intermediate splits of the New York City Marathon. We time the BIX 7 in Davenport, IA, and Al’s Run in Milwaukee, WI. As well, we time triathlons, duathlons, cycling races, adventure series, and even a swim across the Hudson River.
Bill has completed ten marathons and still holds two records in track and field at his high school. He can be found playing in golf tournaments in his spare time. Gail likes sailing when not timing races or working as a freelance court stenographer.