The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) along with A'PEX Integration (www.apexi-usa.com) announce the sponsorship of the 2002 A'PEX Integration Rookie of the Year Award. The award will be given to the highest placing driver in the points standings that has never finished in the top three in USTCC.
A'PEX is currently involved in Japanese GT championship which is as big in Japan as NASCAR Winston Cup in the US. A'PEX is also involved in the Japanese Group N-1 endurance series which is basically a Japanese version of USTCC except with an endurance style format. "Just like in USTCC, internal engine modifications are not allowed and suspension and brake upgrades are where speed is found," said Toshi Hayama, the United States Branch Manager of A'PEX Integration. Mr. Hayama added, "The USTCC is a great up and coming series that has attracted a lot of attention in the import scene and it fits very well in our marketing plans. This is just the start of our involvement. We hope to do much bigger and better things in the future."
The 2002 USTCC/A'PEX Integration Rookie of the Year shall receive a Rev Speed Meter along with the optional stand and G Sensor valued at $350. The Rev Speed Meter delivers a host of new functions. Standard features include: Engine RPM, Vehicle Speed, Travel Distance, and Battery Voltage (All which can be displayed in real time graph mode, numerical mode, or analogue mode; 1-4 channels at a time.), Peak Hold, Replay (With 60 second playback.), Speed Limiter Cut and 0-100m/200m/400m times with trap speed. One of the most exciting of the new features is the option to utilize the revolutionary A'PEX G-Sensor. The G Sensor allows the unit to measure G forces in 4-way front/rear/left/right directions. This data can be plotted in a graph display to map acceleration characteristics and lateral G's on the race track, or used in an array of new features including: highly accurate 100m/200m/400m times with trap speed and wheel-spin correction, horsepower calculation, and loss power calculation. By taking advantage of the optional G Sensor, the user can produce extremely accurate power measurements.