Monday, February 7, 2005

Mini NASCAR Course Goes Full Throttle

PHOENIX (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Car racing enthusiasts have a new craze to get their motor running: MiniFASTCAR.

It’s a new form of motorsport that claims to give the thrill of real auto racing without the danger.

MiniFASTCAR uses quarter-scale stock cars like ones used in NASCAR, but they are raced on a track remotely. The driver controls the car from a “racing station” and views a driver’s eye view from a camera broadcasting to a high- definition TV.

Jim McCabe, CEO of Racing Visions, LLC, which designed the cars, says the control modules where the drivers sit vibrate to the RPM of the car and are equipped with speakers to broadcast the sounds of the car.

McCabe says NASCAR icon Rusty Wallace has also signed on to be their spokesman.

Currently the MiniFASTCAR is only available in Phoenix, but McCabe says the company plans to open 50 other tracks across the U.S. in the next five years and even plans to start the National MiniFASTCAR Racing Association.

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