Trans Am Race Company Partners with Traqmate and GoPro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Miami – In conjunction with GoRacingTV.com, The Trans Am Race Company LLC. is pleased to announce GoPro (cameras) and Traqmate (data acquisition) as official partners of the Trans Am Series and GoRacingTV. The two companies will add a new perspective to the broadcast coverage never before seen in the Trans Am Series.
“As enthusiastic as we are with the package GoRacingTV.com is providing,” said Trans Am Race Company President, John Clagett, “today’s announcement is the icing on the cake. With GoPro and Traqmate, we are providing our fans with enhanced coverage and in-depth information. Fans will see the race just as the Trans Am drivers see it – from on board, and those images are going to be HD quality, thanks to the Go Pro camera. The Traqmate system will provide extremely valuable data streaming from each race car. The fact that the Go Pro and Traqmate units integrate into one comprehensive package is simply put, the best of both worlds.”
In March, Trans Am announced it would partner with GoRacingTV.com to provide a unique form of video coverage for the 2012 season, affording Trans Am fans coverage of their favorite race series worldwide.
GoRacingTV.com will produce a half-hour highlights show that covers both the on track and off-track action, and it’s in these shows were the Go Pro cameras and Traqmate data systems will be relied on to tell the inside story. GoRacingTV.com will provide expanded coverage with the short video vignettes, which will be distributed via the Internet and through the new GoRacingTV.com mobile App throughout the weekend.
The coverage will now include multi in-car coverage and telemetry feed back from the cars on track. Combining these elements will let fans keep up with their favorite series and drivers throughout the season.
As the world’s leading activity image capture company, GoPro produces arguably the most versatile cameras in the world. The famous HD HERO® line of wearable and gear-mountable cameras will be used to deliver fabulous in-car views to Trans Am fans through out the weekend.
The Traqmate is a vehicle data acquisition device that uses a high-speed GPS receiver and high-resolution accelerometers to track and record the speed of a vehicle, its absolute location, and forces acting on the vehicle. Coupled with the GoPro view of the action, fans can see the same data the driver and his crew sees.
“We are very pleased to be working with Trans Am,” said Glenn Stephens, president of Traqmate. ” It’s a racing series with a storied history. And we feel GoRacingTV is the future of motorsports broadcasting.”
About Trans Am:
The SCCA Trans Am Series dates back to its first season in 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Backdating the Drivers’ Championship to the inaugural season, 30 different drivers took titles, with multiple Championships being won by Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenbach Jr., George Follmer, Peter Gregg, Horst Kwech, Scott Sharp and Bob Tullius.
The iconic Trans Am Series – America’s Road Racing Series – is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series.
Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture and share their lives’ most exciting moments in professional quality HD video and photos. GoPro’s HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. GoPro’s products are sold in over 140 countries via specialty sports retailers, Sport Chalet, Best Buy and at gopro.com.
Track Systems Technologies, LLC was formed in 2003 to develop high quality electronic products for automotive enthusiasts. Traqmate is the first Track Systems product in a line of affordable and innovative electronics products for all forms of motorsport. Since May, 2005, Traqmate is available directly from Track Systems and through selected dealers worldwide. Product is available in the Traqmate online store.
About GoRacingTV.com Inc.
GoRacingTV.com is the premier web-video channel for the club racing/grassroots racing community. GoRacingTV.com began airing episodes of its instructional video shows, the “Club Racer” and “Auto Crosser” web-based video shows in February of 2009, but has quickly become the site where club racers can obtain updated information and news related to the amateur racing community. Presently, GoRacingTV.com produces several video programs for the grassroots racing community. GoRacingTV.com also provides a daily updated news article section on the front page of its site, for those fans who either cannot or do not want to view video for their news. These articles cover news from the entire top Amateur and Pro Racing series in the US. For the past two years GoRacingTV.com has provided video coverage of the SCCA Chicago Region June Sprints, airing all 9 racing groups from the event. GoRacingTV.com has also covered the past two years of the SCCA Championship Runoffs and the NASA Championships, producing a daily evening news show from the event informing fans of breaking news in a format similar to a standard network evening news show. Most recently GoRacingTV.com teamed up with Mazda and Cooper Tires to stream a Live Show from the 2011 Performance Industry Racing Show in Orland FL. GoRacingTV.com has partnered with some of the top Sports Car series in the U.S. and Canada to host their racing video archives. Racing fans around the world can now come to the GoRacingTV.com web site to see racing from their favorite series, SCCA Pro Racing Trans AM and Spec Racer Ford Series, Mazda Playboy MX5 Cup, Dodge Viper Cup, Star Mazda and Canadian Touring Car to name a few. This is just a handful of some of the video coverage available on GoRacingTV.com.Share on Facebook