I was very impressed this year with the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis. Safety appears to be a top priority in this series. As I observed the Safety Safari folks I could only conclude they are all top notch. The Top Fuel Drivers chiming in about canopies was a big help in the overall conversation. Regarding motorsports safety, NHRA has led this charge with the implementation of the monocock and canopies for Top Fuel. What can all of us learn from this? Next, what do many of the participants see as the highest safety risk to them at the race track and how can we improve even more regarding driver safety? Let begin a discussion and talk about the next generation of improvements. What is the highest current risk in your opinion? Chime in and let's begin some great discussions. Again, three cheers to NHRA at the US Nationals.
I would again like to thank the Board of Directors for appointing me an Ambassador to such a fine program. I also bring the capabilities of Purdue University with me for research and development as I serve as the Director of Motorsports. I look forward to becoming a resource to all. I have had many very successful years in Corporate Safety Mangement as well as Motorsports Emergency Services. I am a Certified Safety Manager and also have completed the requirements for Motorsports Emergency Services Certificate from teh Indiana Public Safety Training Institute. I have participated in many years of Open Wheel Racing with experiences in Champ Car, CART, Indy Racing League, Indy Car and NHRA). I have also served on the Fire Crew (Truck 1) at IMS in my early years. Let me know how I can assist you or your team with my many years of Safety Management and Emergency Services education and experience. We are here to help and be your internal consultants so to speak. Let's begin some great conversations and make a difference.