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Pro Driver & CXC Sim User Townsend Bell Involved in Las Vegas IndyCar Crash
December 7, 2011

As a client of CXC Simulations, we have been keeping an eye on professional Indycar driver Townsend Bell, who participated in this year’s IZOD IndyCar Series Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16th.

After placing 11th at the Kentucky Indy 300 on October 3rd, the California native looked forward to a stronger finish in his next racing event. Unfortunately, the IndyCar Championship served to highlight the immense dangers involved in professional auto racing.

Early in the Las Vegas race, Bell was caught up in a tragic 15-car wreck that resulted in the loss of star Indy racecar driver Dan Wheldon’s life. It was “certainly the most violent crash that I’ve been involved in,” Bell said in a Today Show interview after the accident.

No doubt that IndyCar racing is a very high-risk profession. Not always able to be on the track, to be as prepared as he can be on race day, Bell trains with the CXC Motion Pro II racing simulator. In an interview at CXC Simulations’ offices, Bell explained how the Motion Pro II racing simulator is realistic enough to help him train for IndyCar racing: “What this really helps me do is sharpen my physical approach to driving and my mental approach to driving.

“I found that when I drive this – especially this particular [CXC racing simulator], because I’ve tried lots of them and this is my favorite by far – when I’ve tried this and then gone to the racetrack the next day, or that week, I find myself so much more ready for the first 10 laps of the real thing.” Bell said that using a racing simulator “is a nice accelerant to getting ready,” getting his hands, forearms and feet alive – the perks of a professional motion simulator. “CXC makes such a great product in terms of tactile feedback,” Bell added.

The Herbalife sponsored athlete was recently featured in a video about his workout routine and, as CXC’s simulator is a part of his training, our Motion Pro II racing simulator also made the cut.



Check out another interview with IndyCar driver Townsend Bell here:



CXC Simulations, headquartered in Marina del Rey, California, was established specifically to manufacture a professional-level racing simulator that was not only suitable for pro drivers and race teams, but is also practical for home use. Developed with professional racecar drivers and engineers over a period of two years, the result was the CXC Motion Pro II Simulator, about which AutoWeek said, “might just be the best racing simulator in the world.”

The CXC Motion Pro II is meticulously assembled from aluminum, laser-cut steel and carbon fiber, the same materials as racecars. Powered by a purpose-built rack-mounted simulation computer, it is compatible with all major commercial and online racing software options and users may choose from a nearly inexhaustible and ever-increasing list of modern or vintage cars to drive, including F1, GT, NASCAR, sports cars, off-road, open-wheel and rally (even race boats) and tracks around the world to race on. Yet the implementation and interpretation of that software is what separates the MP II from other simulators; the precise timing, intensity and accuracy of its proprietary full-motion system, tactile transducers and force-feedback controls, together with 5.1 surround sound and a 1080p high-definition video display – all working together to give you a realistic sensation of racing. Trusted by professional racers and loved by home simulator users, the CXC Motion Pro II provides the best racing simulator experience of any simulator on the market.

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