FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2024
New, Even More Accurate Tracking for NORRA Mexican 1000
NORRA takes safety and accuracy seriously. That’s why they use the latest technology to keep track of competitors, allow them to call for help, and to safely pass other cars in competition. NORRA uses the state of the art tracking and safety system by Anube Stella. In 2024 we are also using the SPICA system. Mounts for the new SPICA controller can be found at the NORRA store here:
The Stella tracking system has enhanced safety features that send out a distress signal to approaching cars or bikes. If a racer breaks down or is stranded for any reason, they can push the distress button, and every approaching vehicle will receive an audible warning and flashing light on their unit to warn them
Regardless of line of sight, dust, or darkness, drivers will have time to slow down, avoid a dangerous situation, or prepare to stop, and render assistance. There is also an SOS feature that sends a signal to the monitoring center. They will respond when the message is received, and if no input is returned, they will promptly dispatch assistance. In order to foster a culture of helping others, the Baja way, competitors who stop to provide assistance will have their time noted by the system; good deeds are rewarded. If after initiating a stopped signal the vehicle continues, the system will cancel the signal once the vehicle exceeds 3 miles per hour. There is also a passing protocol that allows the car ahead to communicate with the passing vehicle to let it know when it’s safe. No more high risk passing in the dust or potential damage when trying to pass on the side of the course. Any car that intentionally blocks the car behind will be identified by the system.
The Stella system is for safety, but provides much more. In addition to the many safety features, the Stella system has a readout that displays odometer, chronometer, mileage, danger warnings and VCP validation (virtual check point). The amount of information and safety features of the Stella system are remarkable. The Stella system has already been proven in race conditions and is very popular with competitors.
In support of our competitors, NORRA has special discounts available. Mounting kits, instruction videos, and much more are available at the Anube website. To learn more about the Anube Stella system, their tutorial videos can be found here: usa.anubesport.com/tutorial/ Don’t wait, get your mounts today. If you’ve been thinking about racing with NORRA, go to www.norra.com to learn all about the NORRA racing series, its unique challenges, and rich history. The Mexican 1000 is the most fun you will have in Baja. Classes exist for cars, trucks, motorcycles, UTV’s, even modified street legal vehicles in the Meyers Manx Safari Expedition. Come on down and join the fun. The NORRA Mexican 1000 takes place April 26th to May 4th so act now. Registration is already open at www.norra.com.
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