Magner/Wright STII car debuts revolutionary multi-media system.
XtremeLens Cavalier to record Daytona GAC race.
Fairfax, VA (January 23, 2002) The state-of-the-art in multi-media recording systems, XtremeLens, will make its racing debut in the Grand American Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on January 31, 2003. The #48 XtremeLens/Mantapart Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 will be equipped with the XtremeLens recording system to capture the action on track. Digitally synchronized cameras, data sensors and microphones will gather information which will be viewable on a CD within minutes of download.
"This is the slickest product I've seen in years," commented team driver and media specialist Caroline B. Wright. "It's the first of its kind. The system is currently used by two racecar driving schools. Many more driving schools recently signed up and will be offering it soon. Putting XtremeLens in a competitive racing environment is the next logical step. We will be able to capture our complete racing experience in a medium that can be easily shared with the media and fans."
XtremeLens is the world's first interactive, tri-media (audio, video, and telemetry) system for driving and racing schools. It is the flagship product of Steele Technologies. Steele Technologies develops interactive multi-media products and services for the sports entertainment and public and vehicular safety markets. Steele Technologies is also hosting a public product exhibition of XtremeLens during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
"Steele Technologies is proud to sponsor this team at Daytona," said Bob Steele, President of Steele Technologies. "This sponsorship reflects our sincere commitment to the most exciting sporting event that we know of. Our commitment to the racing community is what motivates us to invest in these people and their machines."
Team owner and driver Ed Magner has high expectations for the WTF Engineering's #48 XtremeLens/Mantapart Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 performance at Daytona.
"Daytona has been a good track for our team," said Magner. "We won this race in 2000. We had the fastest practice and race laps here with the Cavalier last fall. We feel confident the car is ready to win. The XtremeLens system will be a big advantage, giving us excellent feedback on both the car setup and our driving performance."
Magner has been racing professionally since 1984. He has competed in IMSA Firehawk, Toyo, Speedvision Cup and International Sedan series, as well as the Motorola Cup and Grand Am Cup endurance series. Magner has 9 professional race wins, 31 podiums and 11 poles in 98 pro starts since 1984.
Wright has been competing professionally since 1996, including the Neon Pro Challenge, the 1999 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and World Challenge GT. She also holds three SCCA division championship titles. This will be her first Grand-Am Cup start.