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GoPro Announced as Official Onboard Camera of TORC, USAC Racing

Speedway, IN, June, 2010 – The United States Auto Club (USAC) announced today that GoPro, maker of the world’s bestselling and highest performance wearable HD video cameras, has been named the official onboard camera of both USAC and the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL. The GoPro cameras will be used extensively in the TORC Series and in USAC for use in television production of the races, as well as for live streaming coverage on USACRacing.com and TORCSeries.com.

With performance awards by Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo and Men’s Journal Magazine as well as rave reviews from sources such as ATV Action Magazine, Car and Driver, One Dirt and CNET, GoPro is the best wearable and gear mountable sports cams in the industry.

“GoPro builds the highest performance wearable and gear-mountable cameras in the world. What better place to both prove and develop our HD HERO line of cameras than the USAC TRAXXAS TORC Offroad Championship. Few perspectives are more exciting than watching a TORC race from inside the race car or truck and GoPro is proud that the Traxxas TORC Series’ has chosen our HD HERO camera to bring this HD view to its fans.,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro. “Fans should check out GoPro.com to watch exciting footage and learn about how they can document their own driving with the same camera used by more professional motorsports series than any other camera in the world.”

“We couldn’t be happier to have GoPro as an official sponsor of USAC and the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL,” said USAC CEO Kevin Miller. “Our race vehicles face tough conditions and we need a camera that can withstand those conditions so we can bring the action to our fans. GoPro will do that for us.”

GoPro will see action at the TORC Series’ season-opening event June 19-20 at the “Big House” in Crandon, Wis. Ticket information for this event can be found at CrandonOffRoad.com.

For more information on the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, visit them on the Web at TORCSeries.com. For information on the United States Auto Club, visit USACRacing.com.

About TORC

The Traxxas TORC Series-The Off Road Championship, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet. TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoop and jump filled natural terrain racetracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience this most challenging form of high-octane competition and once they taste TORC for the first time they’ll be hooked for life.

About USAC

USAC is the sanctioning body of TORC. The United States Auto Club (USAC) adds a superior level of professionalism to the series. USAC will play a major role in series operations just as it does in the K&N Silver Crown Series, National Sprint Car Series, Mopar Midget Nationals, Ford Focus, and 1/4 Midget series. Each year TORC champions will be recognized for their achievements at the prestigious USAC banquet.

About Traxxas

Traxxas, “The Fastest Name in Radio Control”, has honored TORC as Title Sponsor through 2011. “The Traxxas TORC Series” or “The Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series”. Broadcasts of the six-round TORC series will be broadcast on national television starting in September.

For more information or to book an appointment contact:
Rick Loughery – rloughery (at) gopro (dot) com



Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

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