iPad Speeds Reporting from NASCAR’s Pit Row
Yes, that truth does sound as a rumour. Apple Ipad has speeded up pit reporting. Dave Burns since seventeen years has been picturing for the stock car racing from the pit road and has spent twelve years covering the NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series. In today’s time he is known to be a pit reporter for ESPN. He is covering all the Sprint cup practises and tournaments nationwide, all the races and all this in a single weekend. Unbelievable! but true.
Being a part of the pit lane and working there means a lot of interaction with many teams, mechanics, vehicle drivers and many others. All this simultaneously with keeping the viewers completely aware about the scores across hours and hours of live telecast.
Burns became very exhausted of this system and hence he developed a unique and organised note taking system which catered to his way of programming and the way his brain worked. These were half sized writing pads that were later developed into custom bound pads which had prints on them and then were supposed to be bound. Then there were so many pads and binders that the whole crew and cast were impressed with.
Later in the year 2010 when Apple iPad was launched he found that he could digitalise all his notes and keep aside his pen, paper and the binders. So now, he started researching about the iPad and after resolving his queries about the durability and size, exposing to the sun and then about the applications that are appropriate for his use, he started using the iPad. He made the perfect combination of apps that were useful for his work. Here are the apps that he uses:-
- Note taker HD: To take notes in both the formats typed and handwritten.
- Simply PDF: For the download and storage of statistics and the weekly media guide of NASCAR.
In this manner Ipad has played a revolutionary role in speeding up the process of Pit Reporting.