Brent from Autosport Labs is at Thunderhill for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill and he has two Race Captures installed on cars run by Krider Racing. He didn’t have enough time to connect the Race Captures to the cars to get engine data. However, by just throwing the Race Captures in the cars, speed and lap count is being recorded, as well as G data (X, Y, Z, and yaw) from the on-board sensors.
Check out the live streams at the following links:
Krider Blue Car
Krider Red Car
The Race Capture IndieGoGo campaign is going until early January 2013. Visit their IndieGoGo page for more information or to order a Race Capture for yourself.
I continue to be captivated by this thing, especially by seeing the live data stream with GPS positioning of the race car. Very cool stuff.
Twitter posts from @RaceCapture indicate that they are at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill. I know that the Aurosport Labs LeMons Merkur is not entered in this event. The tweets include pictures of a pair of Nissans that feature cars and a setup that look LeMons familiar as Krider Racing – a top flight group of folks (even if they have hella cheatastic fast cheaty LeMons entries, the faster than me cheaters).
Something is going on here. Beta testing the production product? I’ll make another post if something worthwhile happens. It could just be racers visiting buddies.
I apologize if my enthusiasm for this thing seems a little overblown. Race Capture looks like a product that will give real guy racers like me a chance to get useful performance data we can use to go faster.
Hopefully StartingGrid.org will get a unit to evaluate and review (hint hint). More updates if they appear. Note that I’m curling in a bonspiel this weekend (yes, the funky game with rocks and brushes on ice), so I won’t be glued to twitter all weekend.