How many times have you told your teenager not to text and drive? What would you say about livestreaming to Facebook Live and driving -at 185 mph?
If you were the parents of 19-year-old racecar driver Devin O’Connell, you would probably say something like: “Good thinking, son.”
When O’Connell takes to the track at Claremont Speedway in New Hampshire June 2 for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, he will livestream to Facebook Live from the cockpit of his racecar using an IP streaming newsgathering transmitter from TVU Networks, the company said this week.
O’Connell’s car will be outfitted with a TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and it will stream race action as O’Connell runs the 100-lap race at speeds of 185 mph.
Livestreaming to Facebook Live will help O’Connell raise awareness of autism, a cause that’s close to his heart. As a young child, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
The teen race driver has won several titles, including the U.S. Legend Cars Semi-Pro Road Course World Champion, U.S. Legend Cars Semi Pro Asphalt National Champion, Stafford Motor Speedway U.S. Legend Cars Track Champion and the Allison Legacy Touring Series Champion.
O’Connell will livestream the remainder of his 2017 season races to Facebook Live with the TVU One transmitter. The company is sponsoring Devin throughout the 2017 racing season.
More information is available on the TVU Networks website.