Hardcore Motorsports ARCA Safety Seminar Saturday

safetytestingmis06_1.jpgAs a result, the Hardcore Motorsports ARCA Safety Initiative is always in pursuit. 

It’s also why there will be a wide range of racing participants, including drivers, safety equipment manufacturers and retailers, crew members, track officials, team owners, race car builders and safety team members that have confirmed plans to attend the 5th annual Hardcore Motorsports ARCA Safety Seminar at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grill meeting room Saturday afternoon, December 2.

The feature presentation of the meeting is the keynote address by Carl Olson, Motorsports Manager of SFI Foundation, Inc. SFI is a non-profit organization which was established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance automotive and racing equipment. Many leading sanctioning bodies, including ARCA, refer to SFI standards in determining minimum requirements for safety equipment used in competition.

In addition, attendees will see the annual video presentation and review of safety innovations and their role in driver injury prevention, illustrated by accidents occurring in ARCA sanctioned events. The video has become among the most popular features of the annual meeting.

"The Safety Seminars are really informative, especially the presentations and video clips," said 1999 and 2001 Toledo Speedway ARCA Late Model champion Dennis Strickland. "It brings out what we can do as drivers to prepare ourselves and our cars to counter the danger involved in a hard crash. The technology advances in seats, helmets, restraints, nets, shoulder and leg supports and everything else is available to see first hand with experts in the safety field to explain it all. And after I had a really hard crash at Toledo in the late model it made me realize you should never tell yourself it can't happen to you. The whole thing is just very informational. I'll be there, as I have every year."

Following the video and Carl Olson’s presentation, several leading motorsports safety equipment manufacturers and retailers will display and be available to discuss the latest in cutting edge safety technology. Among the companies on hand will be Hardcore Motorsports, G-Force Racing Gear, Nelson Specialties, Firefox, ISP Seats and LFT Safety Solutions. Hardcore Motorsports is the primary sponsor of Saturday’s seminar, as well as the Hardcore Motorsports ARCA Safety Initiative.

Admission is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in racing safety. Doors open Saturday at 11 a.m., and the seminar kicks off at 12:30 p.m. The safety equipment companies will then display until the function ends at 6 p.m.

Toledo Speedway is located at 5639 Benore Road in Toledo, Ohio, at the Alexis Road exit off I-75.

Scott Schultz, Toledo Speedway: (419) 727-1100
Marc Williams, ARCA (734) 847-6726