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NO! security cameras are optimised for their specific purpose. Mind you, if your quality level is not expected to be very high, and the cameras not panned and titled live, they'll produce images.
We're usually backwards in the UK, but most of the track racing here gets fed to screens, and is cut live – and security type systems wouldn be acceptable at all – as the production is iffy. Security systems are good for wide angle static images, but as soon as you try to pan/tilt/zoom and focus, they get horrible quickly.
I'd hate using this sort of equipment to record races?