California 300 officials are pleased to announce that PCI Race Radios will be joining the inaugural California 300 to provide their familiar Weatherman communications feed to anyone looking to follow along with the event. As with other Martelli Brothers events, the PCI Weatherman feed will be accessible through the event’s Live page at live.thecalifornia300.com, while PCI will also be on hand in the California 300 midway as part of the California 300 Off-Road Festival.
“The Weatherman feed that PCI Race Radios provides is an indispensable part of any major off-road racing event,” said California 300 CEO Matt Martelli. “We’re thrilled to welcome them to the inaugural California 300 to provide this valuable service to racers, organizers, and fans of the sport alike. They’ve been integral to the sport of off-road racing for half a century now, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to Barstow for our newest event!”
PCI began in 1972 when Bob Steinberger put communications in the vehicles of Bill Stroppe, Joe MacPherson and Walker Evans. At the 1974 Mint 400, he sent up three weather balloons with five hundred feet of coax attached and the first successful radio relay from a pit was made. It is believed that it was Joe MacPherson, who couldn’t remember his name, dubbed him “Weatherman” on the radio. The rest is history and Bob’s iconic status has been reached through nearly half a century of work with the communications company he founded, PCI Race Radios.
Bob passed away in 2017, handing over the torch to his son Scott Steinberger, who is still known as the Weatherman today providing radio relay to SCORE racers in Baja. Scott’s racing experience, combined with decades of engineering its products, allows PCI to develop and support products the competition only dreams about. PCI prides itself on a dedicated staff of Off-Road enthusiasts that eat, sleep, live and breathe the sport. For more information on PCI Race Radios, visit www.pciraceradios.com.
Details regarding sponsorship packages and exhibitor vending for the inaugural California 300 are currently available at TheCalifornia300.com. Race registration is currently available through OffRoadRacer.com.