MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 29 AUGUST 2012 - New website www.raceTraxs.com went live today, offering Australian motorsports enthusiasts the world’s first racetrack specific hypermedia research application with interactive maps, live status updates & video footage. It is free to use for racers investigating new tracks and racetrack managers to promote their facilities. The application will be especially useful for hundreds of smaller, regional motorsports clubs giving them a centralised online presence for no cost.
“Covering Australia is our first priority, then we’ll go global,” says developer & motocross racer Duncan Rait who wrote the application after struggling to find current information on new tracks to ride. “I've wasted too much riding time over the years searching for info on new tracks, getting lost trying to find them, and sometimes arriving to find they were shut for an event or due to bad conditions. This inspired me to create a cutting edge online community to make researching, promoting & communicating more efficient for everybody in the racing scene.”
Motorsports clubs and track owners are now being approached by Rait and his team to upload their track’s details, which can be updated at any time.
“The functionality of the site is very clever, and extremely simple to use on either a computer or a smartphone“, adds Rait. Users search detailed interactive maps showing motocross, road racing, speedway, car racing and go kart tracks. The maps can be zoomed into satellite & terrain views, or users can link through to Google Earth for extreme close ups. Similar to Facebook or Twitter, there are status updates of latest track conditions that all users can add to, keeping information right up to the minute. A calendar can be opened to see upcoming events in any region along with each track's opening times, prices and contact details. Video footage, typically from a helmet camera, is available for realtime preview of the technicality of a track. When the time comes to visit a new track, accurate driving directions from any specified point are provided.
For first time users there is a handy tour explaining how to utilise the site’s features which takes about two minutes. For those who prefer vocal explanations there is a short instructional video available on YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/racetraxs).
Many racetracks in Australia are run by clubs on a volunteer basis, so the application will help provide the ever more important online presence, for no cost and minimal time, to those who need it most. Race track managers can see the invitational letter to upload their track at www.racetraxs.com/letter.htm .
There is a facebook page (www.facebook.com/racetraxs) which will chronicle tracks that upload their details and the site's future developments.
An online copy of this press release with live links can be found at www.racetraxs.com/press.htm
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/v/DMidtgLeER4
www.raceTraxs.com is the world’s first hypermedia research application for motorsports racing clubs with interactive maps, live status updates & video footage. It is 100% free to use for racers investigating new tracks and racetrack managers to promote their facilities. RaceTraxs was developed in the first half of 2012 and went online in August 2012.