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AUSTIN, Tex. – WC Vision, producer of the Pirelli World Challenge, has announced an exciting new partnership in 2017 with the SPAA05.com Race Position Display lighting system that features multi-color LED lights to show race position, pit stop timing and class recognition on each race car.
PWC began working with SPAA05.com in December with a roll out to the GT teams initially at the St. Petersburg and Long Beach rounds this year. The industry leading position indicator company based in The Netherlands is also used by IndyCar and other leading global motorsports series.
Now, this week for the 2017 SprintX season opener at VIRginia International Raceway, Pirelli World Challenge and SPAA05.com will debut another feature of the system a Pit Stop timer. This will give fans at the track, as well as TV broadcast and Live Stream viewers the opportunity to monitor SprintX pit stop status in real time directly on the car. The Pro/Pro class will have no minimum stop time while Pro/Am and Am/Am class will have a 60-second minimum.
The SPAA05.com Race Position Display system fits all GT class race cars with two large (300 mm by 210 mm) displays with bright colored LED lights that show a number of indicators including race position, pit stop timing and track status (e.g. Safety Car). The SPAA05.com system is easy to install for the racing teams.
Specifically for the SprintX 60-minute, two-driver format, a secondary 3-light display will provide additional spectator information. It indicates if the mandatory pit stop has been taken (blue) and whether a Pro (red) or an Am (green) driver is currently behind the wheel of the respective race car.
“We have already received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on the new SPAA05.com LED lighting system for the events at St. Petersburg and Long Beach,” said David Caldwell, PWC Director of Operations. “Now, coming into the VIR SprintX opener, we will have more information for the fans on the race cars with the pit stop timer.”
Caldwell also indicated that additional information can be distributed on the lights as the program is developed within the PWC scoring systems and the race cars.
“We have been excited with the new system in the opening two PWC telecasts this year,” said Jeff Lepper, PWC television coordinator and on-air talent. “The feedback from the television viewers has shown that the SPAA05.com system is a great asset for the viewers watching through PWC outlets including CBS Sports Network, MotorTrendonDemand.com and the PWC website, world-challenge.com.”
Practice for the Pirelli World Challenge headliner event at VIR begins on Friday (April 28) with racing on Saturday (April 29) and Sunday (April 30) and the weekend’s PWC races to be live streamed on www.motortrendondemand.com and www.world-challenge.com. Additionally, all of the PWC competition at VIR will be televised on CBS Sports Network on a taped-delay basis.