New system to aid ARCA team spotters

September 12, 2002 - The auto racing community has experienced more than its share of tragedy in recent years. As a result, the face of racing safety is in a state of constant evolution. With that in mind, an all-new web site - RaceSpotter.com -...

September 12, 2002 - The auto racing community has experienced more than its share of tragedy in recent years. As a result, the face of racing safety is in a state of constant evolution. With that in mind, an all-new web site - RaceSpotter.com - launched yesterday in an effort to help promote safe racing conditions to any and all racers.

RaceSpotter.com is an internet-based referral and information service designed to link race spotters with the race teams that need them. The site will bring together professional and amateur race spotters with open wheel and stock car race teams with the goal of finding positions for all applicants.

In light of recent events in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and rule changes around the racing world in terms of spotter requirements, a spotter's role is now more defined and important than ever before. In the past, race spotters were team or family members that had other duties in the garage during practice and qualifying. Time and tragedy have proven that any time the driver is on the track, the spotter's place is in the spotting stand, not on top of the team transporter or on pit road.

The paramount responsibility of the race spotter is to do everything within his or her power to keep the driver safe. By making the connection between willing, competent spotters and the race teams that seek them, RaceSpotter.com helps fulfill a vital safety need within the Motorsports community. RaceSpotter.com is operated and designed by racers and race spotters and is absolutely free to any race team with no obligation.

The concept is as follows: On the demand end, race team representatives complete a simple online request and RaceSpotter.com makes every effort to match that request with experienced race spotters in the area. Meanwhile, on the supply side, potential race spotters submit an application and a relatively inexpensive registration fee. Upon submission, RaceSpotter.com processes each applicant's information and begins providing it to race teams. All further correspondence takes place between the race team representative and the potential race spotter.

By providing this referral service and by offering a hot spot for spotter news and information, RaceSpotter.com seeks to enhance driver safety by insuring that his or her "second set of eyes" is up to the challenge.

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