Rally America to Introduce New Live Timing, GPS Tracking Solutions
Williston, Vermont (August 7, 2018) -- Rally America, Inc. announces today that it will be rolling out GPS live timing and car tracking for the 2019 season. Testing of the solution will occur at both remaining 2018 National events, Rally Wyoming and Lake Superior Performance Rally. The additional timing technology will be deployed to provide live timing updates onstage, back checking in the official scoring facility, and to allow the viewing public an online solution for following their favorite rally racers live.
“We’re excited to take another step forward in the promotion of rally with the implementation of a new live timing program,” said Rally America CEO Bill Fogg. “This type of scoring has long been used in other off road racing venues. The constant availability of new technology has allowed for more accurate information to be delivered more quickly at a lower cost, enabling us to implement a new solution.
“Our hope is that the competitors will enjoy seeing more data on stage, and that the crews, volunteers and fans both at and away from the events can follow the competition as close to real-time as possible. We look forward to running multiple tests on the system in preparation for a full roll-out in 2019, and we’re eager to hear competitor and fan feedback as they follow along with this year’s remaining events.”
The results of the system tests at Wyoming and LSPR will be used to complete an initial system design to be used during the 2019 season. At this time, the currently longstanding time card will continue as the primary source of competition time results. There will be no additional costs to the competitors or the National events for the use of this technology.
Further information, including how to follow along with Rally America live timing at the series’ remaining 2018 events, will be communicated in the coming weeks. For more information on the 2018 Rally America National Championship, visit www.rally-america.com.