SCCA Inks Partnership with Garmin, Names VIRB Official Camera, Presenting Sponsor

TOPEKA, Kan. (March 4, 2015) – Sports Car Club of America has announced a new two-year partnership with Garmin naming the VIRB the “Official Camera of SCCA.” The Garmin VIRB will feature prominently at all levels of SCCA membership, presenting two Championship events as well as introducing new participants to the sport.

Garmin VIRB Elite is the ideal action camera for motorsport enthusiasts. In addition to recording 1080p HD video, VIRB Elite also has a built-in GPS sensor to gather metrics like speed, distance, heart rate and G-force. This data can then be embedded into the video using VIRB Edit, making user videos even more exciting. Featuring an easy-to-use slider switch and a 1.4” Chroma display, VIRB Elite can record up to three hours of video on a single charge, and can be remotely controlled by other Garmin products or with the VIRB smartphone app.

In addition to being named Official Camera, the Garmin VIRB becomes the presenting sponsor for the Tire Rack® SCCA Solo® Nationals and SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. The brand will also be named the “Official Camera of the Tire Rack Solo Starting Line” school, bringing new participants to motorsports and the VIRB all at once.

Every Tire Rack Solo Starting Line student will have video and GPS data captured by a Garmin VIRB. At the end of the school, each student will receive their runs and data on a removable microSD card.

“We’re proud to welcome Garmin to the SCCA, and look forward to helping to introduce the Garmin VIRB, not only to the membership, but to the motorsports community,” Eric Prill, SCCA COO, said. “We’ve learned the capabilities of the VIRB, and its ease of use and features are great for any of our competition disciplines, from Club Racing, to Solo to Rally.”

The Garmin VIRB will have a strong presence onsite at both the SCCA National Championship Runoffs presented by the Garmin VIRB and the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships presented by the Garmin VIRB, providing event enhancements not previously available. More details will be forthcoming.

“The SCCA has a big influence on the motorsports community,” Jon Cassat, Garmin’s vice president of communications, said. “We’re thrilled to partner with the organization as the official camera sponsor, and integrate VIRB into events nationwide.”

VIRB cameras will be used to record video in each of the competition programs for use in promotional materials. Find additional product informaton on the VIRB by clicking here.

The Garmin VIRB will join the circle of SCCA Official Partners, which includes Hawk Performance, Mazda, Mobil 1, SafeRacer, Sunoco and Tire Rack.

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