GoPro Announced as Official Onboard Camera of TORC, USAC Racing
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The United States Auto Club (USAC) announced today that GoPro, maker of the world’s bestselling and highest performance wearable HD video cameras, has been named the official onboard camera of both USAC and the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL. The GoPro cameras will be used extensively in the TORC Series and in USAC for use in television production of the races, as well as for live streaming coverage on USACRacing.com and TORCSeries.com.
With performance awards by Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo and Men’s Journal Magazine as well as rave reviews from sources such as ATV Action Magazine, Car and Driver, One Dirt and CNET, GoPro is the best wearable and gear mountable sports cams in the industry.
To see a sample of the high quality footage from the 2009 Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL season shot with a GoPro HD HERO, check out www.gopro.com/ourheros.
“GoPro builds the highest performance wearable and gear-mountable cameras in the world,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro. “What better place to both prove and develop our HD HERO line of cameras than the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL. Few perspectives are more exciting than watching a TORC race from inside the race car or truck and GoPro is proud that the Traxxas TORC Series has chosen our HD HERO camera to bring this HD view to its fans. Fans should check out GoPro.com to watch exciting footage and learn about how they can document their own driving with the same camera used by more professional motorsports series than any other camera in the world.”
“We couldn’t be happier to have GoPro as an official sponsor of USAC and the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL,” said USAC CEO Kevin Miller. “Our race vehicles face tough conditions and we need a camera that can withstand those conditions so we can bring the action to our fans. GoPro will do that for us.”
GoPro will see action at the TORC Series’ season-opening event June 19-20 at the “Big House” in Crandon, Wis. Ticket information for this event can be found at CrandonOffRoad.com. For information about GoPro and the wide variety of cameras and equipment they provide, visit ww.GoPro.com.
For more information on the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, check out the Web site at TORCSeries.com. For information on the United States Auto Club, visit USACRacing.com.
Race fans can follow all the action throughout the TORC Series season on its official Twitter sites at Twitter.com/TORCMedia and its official page on Facebook.
The Traxxas TORC Series-The Off Road Championship, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet. TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoop and jump filled natural terrain racetracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience this most challenging form of high-octane competition and once they taste TORC for the first time they’ll be hooked for life.
USAC is the sanctioning body of TORC. The United States Auto Club (USAC) adds a superior level of professionalism to the series. USAC will play a major role in series operations just as it does in the K&N Silver Crown Series, National Sprint Car Series, Mopar Midget Nationals, Ford Focus, and 1/4 Midget series. Each year TORC champions will be recognized for their achievements at the prestigious USAC banquet.
Traxxas, “The Fastest Name in Radio Control”, has honored TORC as Title Sponsor through 2011. “The Traxxas TORC Series” or “The Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series”. Broadcasts of the six-round TORC series will be broadcast on national television starting in September.
Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro is the world’s leading manufacturer of ultra-convenient wearable and gear mountable HD cameras. Since 2004, GoPro has been designing cameras and accessories that make it easy for people to capture images and video during their favorite activities. Its products include the patented HERO® line of shockproof/waterproof wearable cameras and gear-attachment devices. www.gopro.com.