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Racing is dangerous. It always has been and always will be.
Simpson Performance Products has produced an online safety video titled “15 Minutes Can Save Your Life” which promotes cockpit safety to help drivers identify key areas that are crucial to avoiding serious or fatal injuries in a crash.
Simpson Performance Products has purchased Safety Solutions, a restraint engineering company. Simpson Performance Products officials hope the acquisition gives the company a broader racing safety portfolio and enhances opportunities for future growth.
Construction work on a number of safety improvements at Pocono Raceway — including the installation of a SAFER barrier in the infield and a catch fence along the backstretch — is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Ashley Force Hood collected herself following a supercharger explosion at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa., that blew the body of her Castrol GTX Mustang Funny Car high into the night air during Friday qualifying for the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals. Meanwhile, her father, John Force, who had been in the opposite lane, surveyed the damage.