Race Monitor Named Official Live Timing App of SCCA Club Racing, Special Version Released
TOPEKA, Kan. (April 11, 2013) - Race Monitor and Sports Car Club of America have entered an agreement to make the smart phone app the "Official Live Timing Application of SCCA Club Racing," the Club announced today.
In the past two seasons, SCCA Club Racers have become accustomed to the service broadcasting results at top level events, including BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events, U.S. Majors Tour races, and the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, as well as a growing number of Region-hosted events. The latest version of the app, released today on iPhone, iPad and Android devices, includes new features that are SCCA specific.
Through the new "menu" button available on the latest update, users will have a choice of categories to choose events from, with just one - SCCA - dedicated to a specific organization. Users who select that menu will see all available SCCA races, including SCCA Pro Racing series, with an enhanced color scheme and display area.
“Race Monitor has really been on the cutting edge of delivering useful timing data to participants and fans over the last couple of seasons,” SCCA Vice President, Marketing & Communications Eric Prill said. “We are proud to partner with the developers on enhancements to the app, both overall and for events specific to SCCA.
“With more Regions coming on board with the service, I believe that we will soon be able to watch the race data from every SCCA Club Racing event across the country.”
New features also allow users to follow a race or series, which pins it to the top of the directory so they can easily return to the event all weekend, or have the races in a series appear at the top all season.
"We're excited to be partnering with the SCCA to bring new enhancements to the Race Monitor apps, and to be able to offer live timing in more SCCA regions, so racers and their friends and family can follow the events live," said Mark Lubischer, developer of Race Monitor.
A limited version of Race Monitor is also used for the SCCA Pit Board, used to display live timing, notes and audio from the US Majors Tour, BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour and National Championship Runoffs events.
Race Monitor is available in the App Store of your device for $4.99, with an in-app upgrade to Race Monitor Plus available. The upgrade offers a heads-up display for an additional $4.99.
The latest version of Race Monitor, including the SCCA enhanced functionality, will be released for additional platforms shortly.
The Race Monitor event management relay software is available to all SCCA Club Racing Regions to use free of charge. More information is available at www.race-monitor.com.
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series, which includes the BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour and the U.S. Majors Tour; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Road America; and The Tire Rack® SCCA National Solo program including the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships at Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit www.scca.com, like SCCA on Facebook at facebook.com/sccaofficial, or follow the club on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.
First released in 2010, Race Monitor gives racers and spectators alike, the ability to view live timing of races from hundreds of organizations around the world. The Race Monitor application is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows 8/RT, and Windows Phone. Race Monitor is a product of Karting Coach, Inc. For more product information, please visit www.race-monitor.com.