Maine’s Last Ditch Racing rally team makes rally history in partnership with Canada’s X-Vision. Working together, the two have pioneered the use of their 360 degree video technology in a stage rally car.
Driver John Cassidy and co-driver Jennifer Daly faced considerable adversity during the recent Rallye Defi, round four of the Canadian Rally Championship to obtain the video.
Said Cassidy, “When we were approached by X-Vision about pioneering the application of their technology in a rally car, we ware on board immediately. When I saw what the technology was capable of, I was blown away! The possibilities of this technology are mind-boggling for action sports like rally. Through this partnership, we’re able to give the end user the ability to immerse themselves in the car and the event, panning and tilting the video through a full 360 degrees. There are views of the rally car that neither I, nor anyone else has ever seen!”
Last Ditch Racing is no stranger to pioneering technology. They were the first rally team in history to do a daily podcast from a WRC event, when they competed at the 2006 Corona Rally Mexico. “Although we’re competitors, we’re also huge fans of the sport in general. Anything we can do to promote the sport and expose it to new audiences is very exciting to us.”
The team enjoyed a successful 2011, securing two podiums and two Open Class wins en route to Cassidy’s win of the Rally America Eastern Regional Open Class Championship.
John and Jennifer want to extend a special thank you to their crew for the 2011 season: Drew Gladu, Duncan Matlack, Nathan Haskell, Jon Bolduc, Zach Sennett, Cullen Gillis, Bronson Crothers, Kevin Sennett and John Cassidy V and Craig Greenwell.
To see the result of Last Ditch Racing and X-Vision’s partnership, please visit: http://www.x-vision.ca/LDR/
For more information on X-Vision, please visit: http://www.x-vision.ca
Last Ditch Racing would like to thank their 2011 Partners for their support:
DTECH Motorsport, http://www.dtechmotorsport.com/
VP Racing fuels, http://www.vpracingfuels.com
Triple Caution, LLC, http://www.triplecaution.us
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Photos by Peter MacDonald, Copyright 2011. www.pertermac.ca
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