IMSA GTD team to rely on innovative, folding electric bicycle as the perfect solution for paddock transportation
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (13 February 2020) – With a race team and race series built on developing the latest technology, Heinricher Racing proudly welcomes Smacircle in partnership with Wham-O as partners for the 2020 race season. Smacircle manufactures the innovative S1—the world’s most efficient and powerful electric bike that folds up to fit in a backpack.
“We are thrilled to be partnered with Heinricher Racing,” said Todd Richards, president of Wham-O, USA. “We knew Smacircle was a winner for race teams; we’ve found a winning partner in the Heinricher team.”
Weighing just 19 pounds, the Smacircle S1 is one of the most portable electric bicycles ever developed. The carbon fiber frame and wheel hub motor system allow the rider to cruise up to 20 mph and travel up to 13 miles on the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Thanks to these features and more, the S1 was chosen as a 2020 CES Innovation Award Honoree.
“It means so much to have Smacircle support and believe in our racing effort,” said team principal Jackie Heinricher. “We think the S1 is going to make a huge impact for us and all race teams who need efficient, environmentally friendly mobility around the paddock areas. This electric bicycle will help us save time as we navigate faster between events and commitments on race weekends. Just as important, the bicycle folds up to such a compact size that it easily stores on race transporters where every inch of space is valuable.”
Smacircle and Wham-O will be showcased on the Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 starting at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Heinricher Racing is also an official dealer of the Smacircle S1. Look for the folding electric bicycles at work in the paddock during the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season.
About Smacircle USA and Wham-O
Smacircle is committed to making moving around light, fun and entertaining by creating trendy, compact, easy to carry, practical in-use products. Smacircle is a division of Intersport Corp., dba Wham-O (makers of Hula Hoop, Frisbee and Slip N Slide) located in Carson, CA.
Wham-O is a company and lifestyle brand that is steeped in the American cultural tradition of classic, well-made toys. With 70 years of cultural and commercial significance, and with a lineup of consumer products that appeal to people of all ages, the Wham-O brand remains synonymous with fun, play and sport.
About Heinricher Racing
Heinricher Racing was founded in 2013 by Jackie Heinricher, a race driver, successful entrepreneur and businesswoman. A native of Seattle, Washington, Heinricher served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force for four years and earned her MS from Tennessee Tech University. After a decade working in fishery science and management, she returned to the Pacific Northwest to launch Booshoot Technology in her garage. Today, this successful biotechnology firm is developing unique, patent-pending technologies to shift how bamboo is grown and harvested worldwide. Heinricher began racing in 2010 and has participated in multiple competitions across the globe.