ORLANDO, Fla. – For the third consecutive year, the world’s pre-eminent motorsports safety conference, the International Council of Motorsports Sciences (ICMS), will return to Orlando, Nov. 28-29, as part of Race Industry Week in conjunction with the 25th annual PRI Trade Show at the Orange County Convention.
The ICMS has met since 1988 to promote and correlate the research associated with the human interaction in motorsports safety and to help disseminate information related to performance and safety in motor sport.
“The ICMS being conducted during Race Industry Week seemingly goes hand in hand with the PRI Trade Show,” said John Kilroy, PRI Trade Show producer. “Much of what the show entails is about making racers go faster. But speed has to go together with safety and the ICMS has striven to take that to the next level in a variety of areas, including the safety equipment used by competitors, as well as in the precautions taken by the tracks and the personnel that staff them.”
This year’s two-day congress will include such topics as: The History and Features of the Auto Racing Helmet; Emergency Response at Race Tracks including presentations from IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA; Driver Extrication including presentations from F1, NASCAR, IndyCar; Biometric Sensor Measurement of Drivers Physiologic Response During Competition; Pit Crew Safety; Track Crew Safety; and Concepts of Cockpit Protection by the FIA Institute.
The conference will once again coincide with the opening of the PRI Trade Show on Nov. 29 to allow attendees to also attend the show.
“It’s a perfect fit for Race Industry Week, where all facets of the industry are on hand – big and small,” said Kilroy. “It also allows the ICMS attendees a first-hand opportunity to view and discuss the latest technological advances made with the actual equipment producers.”
The ICMS is among eight major events will take place in conjunction with this year’s PRI Trade Show, which will run Nov. 29 – Dec.1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Overall, “Race Industry Week” is scheduled to include more than 35 special events to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Show.
The 25th Annual PRI Trade Show features the latest product lines of over 1,000 manufacturers of racing and high-performance automotive components, as well as precision machining equipment. It will be attended by approximately 38,000 racing business people from all over the United States, and from 70 countries. For more information, go to www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow.