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    http://www.facebook.com/Team949Racing
    NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill
    http://www.facebook.com/NASA25HrsofThunderhill

    2012 NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill
    December 8-9, 2012 Willows, CA

    Once again we have assembled a great team for the Thunderhill 25 hours. We return as the defending E2 champions. This year we will field four cars.
    E3 "Kitty" black NB2
    E3 "Super" Silver NB1
    E2 "Nemo" Orange/white NB2
    E1 "Crusher" Orange NB2

    The Team 949 Racing facebook page will be information central. The team will try to make twitter updates during the race that will post to our FB page.

    Follow the race live with the racemonitor app for android and iPhone
    Live timing Live Timing Feed



    Crew
    John Wing - Engineer (satisaii)
    Andrew Kidd - Head Mechanic (savington)
    Keith Tanner
    Bryan Wood (bikeindirt)
    Manny Hernandez (Neocataboi)
    Grant Conley
    Murat Guruz
    Joe Perez
    Abe Mara
    Steven Krause (kung_fu_jesus)
    Jessica Posa
    Jon Chan
    Guillermo "G'mo" Contreras
    Mei Xu
    Madeleine Moir
    Michael "Ham" Deron Hom
    Chris Clay
    Alex Renderos
    Tom Probert
    Zhong Cheung
    Zi Yeung
    Chris Safranski
    Alex LaJeunesse
    Brian Kelley
    Joel Anglade
    Julian Woon
    More coming

    Drivers
    Emilio Cervantes
    William Chen (bellwilliam)
    Mark Drennan
    Nick Buchanan (crashncar)
    Gordon Jennings (trackdayhookey)
    Sonny Watanasirisuk (VagaXt)
    Justin Neel
    Theo Coetzee
    3 drivers TBD

    Shiny car parts
    Federal 595 RS-R
    Carbotech Brakes
    Trackspeed Engineering
    Weekend Racer
    Keegan Engineering
    Sampson Racing Communications
    Lang Racing
    OS Giken
    DIY Autotune
    Injector Dynamics
    Subesports
    Racepak
    TC Design
    Track HQ
    The Parts Group
    2nd Chance Roadster
    Autokonexion
    Boundary Engineering

    Just 4 weeks away!

    Last edited by emilio700; 11-05-2012, 11:26 PM.
    WWW.949RACING.COM
    SuperMiata

    Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
    But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

  • #2
    Very cool... looking forward to watching y'all spraying the champagne!

    Steve

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    • #3
      I think if we make it to the podium, a beer shower would be in order.
      Yer pal,
      Force

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      • #4
        Looks like William's car will require no less than 4 different colors of duct tape to be stocked in the pit box
        Good luck guys.
        Moti

        Blackbird Fabworx - Quality Performance Fabrication

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        • #5
          good luck!

          How good is LTE coverage up there? I wonder if there would be a way to stream live incar footage throughout the race.
          Turn your iphone into an action camera:
          www.igloocase.com
          www.facebook.com/igloocase.com

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          • #6
            good luck!
            I was running at Chump Car last weekend with you guys (we had the camo'ed Mazda Mx3). I tried to say hi to you guys, but your teams didn't seem 'available'.
            4.6lbs / whp -- 4lbs / bhp

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            • #7
              By the way, if you need a driver for Thunderhill... look up Thomas Smith. Incredibly talented driver, great feedback, and will be an awesome addition to your team.
              4.6lbs / whp -- 4lbs / bhp

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kam View Post
                By the way, if you need a driver for Thunderhill... look up Thomas Smith. Incredibly talented driver, great feedback, and will be an awesome addition to your team.
                We have 2 seats available. Thomas Smith is a pretty common name please have him contact us directly to our website. Sorry if we didn't have time to say hi this weekend, we were pretty busy training pretty much all day both days.
                WWW.949RACING.COM
                SuperMiata

                Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Matt Andrews View Post
                  good luck!

                  How good is LTE coverage up there? I wonder if there would be a way to stream live incar footage throughout the race.
                  The problem is not the broadband coverage but getting the signal from the car to where ever it needs to go. It is too far away for wifi. If someone here knows how to do it, I am all ears.
                  WWW.949RACING.COM
                  SuperMiata

                  Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                  But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                  • #10
                    if there is good 4G LTE coverage, then you leverage the cellular network and not a local area network that would have issues with line of site problems at Thill. You would need a cellular account with unlimited broadband as using the cellular network to transmit would be a data hog for 25 hours. I suspect that some time during that period, the connection would drop and you wouldn't want to stop in the pit long enough to reboot it.

                    With 4G, you can now facetime over the data network, so it conceptually can be done. Just not sure of what the right program would be so you could host it on your website or something. I'd customize an igloocase for you guys to accept a charge cable if it proved to work. I wonder if William has an idea on how to make it work? And I totally get with only a couple weeks to go, this isn't high priority...
                    Turn your iphone into an action camera:
                    www.igloocase.com
                    www.facebook.com/igloocase.com

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                    • #11
                      It can be done via VPN. Connect both devices (laptop + camera/cellphone) to the VPN and they will be local to each other, but using a WAN (3G/LTE) to transmit data.

                      Let me know if you need help with setting something like that up, I have some experience with live web-based video production in a prior life.

                      Or just use uStream or similar streaming app direct from a cellphone mounted in the car. Less ideal as you have no control of the video, but certainly the simplest setup possible.
                      Last edited by hakeem; 11-06-2012, 11:09 AM.

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                      • #12
                        problem with Thunderhill is horrible cell coverage. forget 3G, 50% of the time, you can't even make a call.
                        I have tried with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.

                        unless a new cell tower went up in the last 6 months. forget the cell coverage.

                        anyone know how to do video from car to pit without cell coverage ?
                        Last edited by bellwilliam; 11-06-2012, 11:34 AM.
                        S1 Supermiata - 220whp
                        13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
                        17 GT350R
                        03 Miata Club Sport
                        96 NSX
                        06 EVO MR
                        15 Mini Cooper S
                        Beck 550 Spyder

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                        • #13
                          I was able to get a steady 3g signal but only at one particular spot, not near our pit. So we would need our mifi sitting there with maybe a wifi router and signal booster.
                          WWW.949RACING.COM
                          SuperMiata

                          Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                          But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                          • #14
                            "video from car to pit without cell coverage ?"

                            that is the trick...

                            BID

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                            • #15
                              Yes, cell coverage at TH is quite poor.

                              Geri Amani recently live-streamed one of her Miata races from Sonoma (which has good cell coverage) using ustream.com. Here's a recording: Geri Amani Racing Live-Feed, Geri Amani Racing Live-Feed GeriAmani on USTREAM. Racing

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