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The Thermal Club delivers state of the art track safety to a world class racing community
By: RaceAmerica Corporation
In August, 2013, The Thermal Club rolled out their first RaceAmerica wireless track safety products with the installation of wireless Track Safety Lights on the South Palm Track. This gave a new level of safety by enabling communications from race control directly to the drivers.
After completion of the North Palm Track, in September, 2014 The Thermal Club extended the RaceAmerica track safety system across their second track.
In June 2017, The Thermal Club equipped their new Desert Track with the latest in track safety products from RaceAmerica, extending their wireless track safety solution, while adding Digital Safety Flags to all three tracks.
Utilizing the extended features of the new TrackSafetyDigitalEX software, Digital Safety Flags displaying traditional fabric flag images are matched to Track Safety Lights displaying animated LED panels and controlled at the same time. With a complete three track solution, this unique approach provides drivers more information on track conditions.
To maximize the effectiveness of the Digital Safety Flags on track, Jeff Rodrigues, Track Operations Manager, developed a unique approach to flag communications to the drivers. Alternating standard flags with simple text allows drivers with color blindness or heavy tinted visors to easily detect track conditions. This messaging solution provides a higher level of clarity on track, and gives The Thermal Club the ability to communicate directly with novice and seasoned drivers.
While providing a higher level of track safety, the addition of the track safety system also reduced operational costs by reducing the need for corner workers and providing a higher level of consistency at every turn.
RaceAmerica Corporation is located in San Jose, CA, the heart of the Silicon Valley. Celebrating 26 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. For more information, visit www.raceamerica.com, or call 408-988-6188.
About Thermal Club
The Thermal Club is the premier private motorsports country club in the world and offers an unparalleled driving experience to its exclusive membership. The Thermal Club operates on 344 acres of land in the California desert, half an hour from Palm Springs, offering luxurious villa accommodations, 5.1 miles of private pavement and three different tracks, a club house, fuel station, a tuning shop for repair and maintenance, the club is the ideal destination and trackside retreat for the motorsports enthusiast. For more information please visit thethermalclub.com.
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