Autobahn Country Club selects RaceAmerica Digital Safety Flags
By: Autobahn CC
Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois will install RaceAmerica's unique LED Digital Safety Flags on both the North and South Tracks. When combined, these two tracks create the fourth longest racing venue in the United States. Autobahn's two tracks can operate independently, or can be combined to operate as a single track.
17 Digital Safety Flags will be placed on key corners throughout the tracks, activated by hand controllers that can send flag signals to the digital display boards while notifying race control at the same time. Race control can also send flag signals to any one of the digital display boards.
"We selected RaceAmerica because their technology is state of the art and easy to use. It enhances the effectiveness of the corner workers and provides another layer of safety for our members out on track. It won't replace the corner workers, but enables instant two-way electronic communications between race control and the corner workers which makes it safer out on track," said Kevin Rodgers, General Manager at Autobahn Country Club.
Autobahn is committed to creating a unique and safe environment for their members who are serious about racing. The Club offers its members the most technically advanced safety system which begins with their onsite Advanced Life Support Safety Team and now includes the latest innovations in track safety.
"Autobahn is a leading example of the new generation of private motorsport parks that are all about creating the best experience for their members and race groups. We are excited to partner with an organization that cares about the safety of their members while offering a great race environment,"
Member driven, member supported, member funded
Through a unique arrangement with their members, Autobahn was able to accomplish its digital safety flag objective by enlisting Autobahn members to sponsor display boards at individual corners. The number of sponsorships is indicative of the Autobahn Members' commitment to track safety.
RaceAmerica's Race Management software, combined with the Digital Safety Flags provides a real time log of flag status during the race. Data is available for review anytime and the software can record when and where flags are thrown up during a race, providing marshals with easy access to information.
RaceAmerica Digital Safety Flags comply with FIA rules and regulations, providing a full digital image of racing flags on a 31" x 31" video display. For drivers, flags are viewable at greater distances and are more visible than traditional fabric flags under varying weather and lighting conditions. They are ideal for endurance racing.
For race officials, advanced track safety software provides flag status continuously displayed on an image of the racetrack in real time. Multiple configurations of course designs and flag settings can be saved for use during different events.
For more information, visit http://www.raceamerica.com, or call 408-988-6188.
Autobahn Country Club is located on 350 acres in Joliet, Illinois, which is approximately 1 hour southwest of Chicago. Autobahn is the first purpose built road course racetrack country club in the nation. The facility boasts three Alan Wilson designed circuits. With three circuits, the North, South and Full, there is always a circuit ready for the members. Presently in its twelfth year of operations, the Club has 400 plus members that have a passion for cars and the lifestyle that goes with that.
RaceAmerica Corporation is located in San Jose, CA, the heart of the Silicon Valley. Celebrating 25 years, this privately held corporation delivers innovative electronic racing solutions to meet the evolving demands of the automotive, industrial and commercial marketplaces. With customers in over 40 countries around the world, RaceAmerica designs and manufactures a complete line of Portable Timing Systems, Track Safety Systems, LED Scoreboards and Wi-Fi based applications for mobile devices.
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