TOLEDO, Ohio (May 14, 2018) -- Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced today that Motorsports Safety Group will be hosting the second in a series of scheduled Safety Seminars Saturday, May 19 at Toledo Speedway.
Dr. Jason Cormier, founder of Motorsports Safety Group and one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons, will present a 30-minute session at ARCA’s hometown, half-mile Toledo track, immediately following Saturday’s Driver/Spotter meeting. The Seminar, which starts at 11 a.m., will include general health and wellness material specifically related to race drivers and crew members, plus a detailed look at spinal injury and treatment. Attendance for all entered drivers is required, and the seminar is open to all licensed participants. Crew chiefs and car owners are encouraged to attend. Practice and qualifying activities for Sunday’s Menards 200 will follow Saturday afternoon.
“We had some travel challenges that caused us to put the Salem “wellness” seminar out digitally,” said Dr. Cormier. “We covered a lot of ground last summer, and look to take a little deeper dive this year. We’ll cover some of the wellness information at Toledo, as well as covering information relating to spine and brain injuries.”
Dr. Cormier formed the Motorsports Safety Group to create a means by which to promote health, wellness and preventative practices within the sport of auto racing. Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative Program to form a “Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan,” a high profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country. The Motorsports Safety Group’s support of the ARCA Safety Initiative was announced at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in December of 2016.
Additional Safety Seminars are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 24 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Thursday, June 28 at Chicagoland Speedway.
For more information, please visit www.motorsportssafetygroup.com.