In the pulse-pounding world of racing, New York City is known for more than just iconic yellow cabs and honking horns. A myriad of thriving companies exists in the Big Apple, each one contributing to the fast-paced racing industry in unique ways. From the Virtual Reality realms of professional drone racing to the online engines of sponsorship and event organization, New York is home to groundbreaking ventures shaking up both the racing industry and their own respective sectors. So tighten your virtual seatbelts as we highlight some New York-based companies weaving their own intriguing paths in the world of racing.
Founded by Nicholas Horbaczewski and Ryan Gury, the Drone Racing League is a professional drone racing circuit that creates thrilling 3D racing content. Their custom-made drone, the Racer3, reaches speeds over 85 MPH and navigates through various complex 3D race courses. This is not just a game, it’s a new sports reality, combining tech with media to provide a unique viewing experience. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
SponsorPitch is an innovative online platform founded by Kris Mathis, that offers sponsorships in real-time. With their expansive and searchable database, SponsorPitch aids clients in managing and measuring marketing partnerships effectively. Their system is a time and cost-saving tool within the racing industry and beyond. Find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
The racing heritage is deeply embedded in the history of Watkins Glen International Inc.. Based in New York City, this company has cemented its reputation within the racing industry. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
To Be Determined Journal offers various services from cycling and racing services to equipment provision. Their scope goes beyond providing tools for racing; they also contribute to racing and cycling literature. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Offering unmatched access to gaming and virtual reality, Hubneo, founded by Ilya Polokhin, is a virtual reality lab located in Manhattan. Their full-motion VR simulation systems provide a high level of VR immersion, facilitating collaboration and competition among gamers. Get connected with them via their Facebook page.
Fast Lane Daily is a network for automotive, racing video, and video streaming. Their platform stands out as a ‘TV network for the web,’ creating original entertainment and content across multiple platforms. Connect with them on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
ToYourMarks was created to provide runners with the best possible experience. Their software tracks, organizes, and archives training data for athletes, making it possible for racers to set goals and compare training data with race results.
American Magic combines racing with the art of boating. As part of the New York Yacht Club American Magic team, they are making waves within the racing industry. Follow them on LinkedIn and check their updates on Twitter.