We recently completed our second connected car event at Infineon Raceway, but instead of taking out the big cars, we settled on professional sprint karts where we could go head-to-head without the risk of a $150,000 bill for a crashed R8. This event was a bit bigger than last time, with about 30 drivers coming from a range of backgrounds from CEOs of connected device companies to VCs and car company executives.
The day started with private instruction from SimRaceway’s staff, and culminated in what turned out to be a very close race, with the three winners separated by less than two seconds. First place went to Rob Coneybeer (Partner, Shasta Ventures), followed by Ross Coneybeer (his son), and then Chris Hulls (CEO, Life360).
Konstantin Othmer (CEO, CloudCar), also brought his drone and graced us with the following video of the day: