Motorsports Software & Books
Patrick Hale founded Racing Systems Analysis (RSA) in 1985 to combine his keen interests in internal combustion engines, drag racing and personal computers. After graduating with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University he joined the AlliedSignal Aerospace Corporation in 1976. He applied his engineering simulation experience with gas turbine engines and high speed aircraft to the development of PC based computer software for internal combustion engine performance modeling and drag race car simulation, initially in support of his own drag racing efforts. These popular software products have allowed every racer to design and optimize their engines and vehicles on their PC instead of at the racetrack.
RSA is recognized as an industry leader in providing sophisticated, technical PC software products for many different types of automobile and motorcycle racing, focused primarily on the drag racing market. A wide range of software products have been developed since 1985, and RSA has thousands of satisfied customers around the globe. The RSA software products business was sold in 2007 and can now be found at www.RacingSystemsAnalysis.com. Shortly after this sale, Patrick Hale founded Drag Racing Pro (DRPro) to continue his growing Motorsports engineering consulting business.
Patrick Hale started drag racing in 1970, building and developing his own racing engines and cars. He has extensive, hands-on experience with flowbenches and engine dynamometers, and has personally conducted nearly a thousand engine dyno tests, including reducing the data and analyzing the test results. He has held three NHRA National Records in Competition Eliminator and was awarded the "Best Engineered" vehicle for his record holding J/Altered . . . an all aluminum, electronic fuel injected, 4 cylinder Ford powered Bantam roadster.
Patrick Hale is a long time Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and has authored numerous technical articles for several automotive magazines; including National Dragster, Hot Rod and Bracket Racing USA.