Attention speed demons - here's some important information that's worth slowing down for a moment to read! Instant communication between a race car driver, their spotter and their crewmen can make all the difference between winning that race and having to settle for a less-than-perfect finish. These days, race walkie-talkies are essential pieces of equipment for a driver and their crew, so that everyone is well-informed about everything happening on the track and with the car's performance. It's not just about winning races - it's about staying safe.
At Tech Wholesale, these Motorola racing radios range from the lightweight and easy-to-use CLS1110
to the feature-packed RMU2040
, with enhanced audio quality, programmable software and a rugged design that meets military specifications. For amateur racing enthusiasts, we have the economically-priced Motorola Talkabout
race track walkie-talkie set. Not only is this priced low for smaller budgets. These radios, offered in a set of 3 for fast deployment, operate on the FRS (Family Radio Service
) band, which means that you do not need an FCC license to use them. This means no fee costs and no paperwork.
If you're a racing fan and you've been wondering about the walkie-talkies they use for race car drivers, the history of the racing walkie-talkie dates back to around 1950. Before that time, drivers were not able to speak to anyone while racing, and had to rely on visual and hand signals. The first walkie-talkies for races were primitive and were only used to talk to the pit crew. Eventually, the driver would also use a two-way radio to speak to their spotter (a person who would let them know what was happening on the track). The drivers even started speaking to each other, until NASCAR forbid that, feeling it interfered too much with the race.
Today, there are many possible parties in communication during a race - drivers, team management, pit crew, race management and those in charge of the event and the venue, the security team, motorsport marshals, medical staff and organizers. From local club events all the way up to Formula 1, the World Touring Car Championship, Moto GP and NASCAR, two-way radios for racing have made the sport more competitive and most importantly, safer.