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April 25, 2016

NEO Endurance and Gathering of Tweakers (GoT) announced last September to raise money for the Motorsport Safety Foundation. NEO participates in the “% for safety” program of MSF. $6 of each team goes to MSF. On top of that, the fee for each roster change during season also goes to MSF. GoT joined this season by donating the fee for the roster changes as well. Now the season has finished and all of the administration is done, NEO Endurance is proud to announce we raised $342 in total for the Motorsport Safety Foundation! In addition Gathering of...

March 15, 2016

An article about Lara Carlson, Ph.D. FACSM, CSCS, first published in the Bangor Daily News was picked up by the Motorsport Safety Foundation. The article, titled, “Science proves it: Race car drivers are athletes” detailed her research into how motorsports driver’s bodies respond to the stress of competitive racecar driving  Carlson, an associate professor in the Westbrook College of Health Professions and the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, said, “I think most people, when they hear what [racecar drivers] do, they think, ‘Really, all they do is turn left?’ A lot...

March 3, 2016

Race Suit Rental has partnered with the Motorsport Safety Foundation as an online rental partner. Recently MSF started its Race with Restraint program, a program that takes helmets and head/neck restraint systems to grassroots motorsports events so that drivers can more easily race safely. Race Suit Rental specializes in renting out safety gear (suits, helmets, gloves, shoes, etc) to racers around the country. Gear is ordered online and shipped out to a variety of series and events. The Motorsport Safety Foundation is tapping into the online platform already established by Race...

January 15, 2016

Worldwide Racing Industry Leaders Convene at Daylong Event at PRI Trade Show WILMETTE, IL – January 15, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Shared insights and intellectual engagement were the central themes during National Speedway Directory’s fourth annual Race Track Business Conference at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show at the Indiana Convention Center. Speakers and attendees from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, gathered to discuss issues facing industry professionals. Expert...

December 23, 2015

The Motorsport Safety Foundation has posted the results of its latest survey, which tackled the hot-button topic of open-wheel cockpits and how to improve safety in the wake of recent driver fatalities. The survey polled fans, drivers and safety workers on the their views of the prospective safety hazards of closed cockpits in traditionally open-cockpit racing. The majority said their primary concern was how cockpit overs might limit the capacity of safety workers to reach injured or incapacitated drivers following an accident. Click here to view the full results of the survey.

November 23, 2015

We've got a special show this week - a round table discussion focused on cockpit safety in open wheel racing. Dusty is joined by fan, Ben Wedge; Engineer, Jeff Berger; from the Motorsport Safety Foundation, Scot Elkins; from the X1 Group, Mike Earle; and driver, John Andretti. The group discusses where the sport is headed from their unique perspectives as we hash out what to do about cockpit safety.

November 18, 2015

The Motorsport Safety Foundation is pleased to announce a two-year sponsorship of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) and its multi-disciplinary Annual Congress Symposium, which is held in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis. The ICMS was formed to promote research-based knowledge and scientific discussion relating to safety and performance in motor racing, and to convey that information to the community. Established in 1988, the nonprofit organization and its members have been instrumental in the creation of many of today’s...

October 24, 2015

The Motorsport Safety Foundation has warned of counterfeit harnesses bearing the Sabelt, Sparco and Takata brand names, have been sold on eBay and Facebook by a Carmarthenshire trader, among a range of counterfeit car accessories and clothing. The trader at the center of the investigation is not currently being identified pending possible prosecution, but the trading standards team are warning people about the fakes to prevent anyone being injured, or even killed, by using the harnesses unaware that they are dangerous. The team has also released a shocking video showing the 'catastrophic...

October 21, 2015

The Motorsport Safety Foundation has posted its latest survey which tackles the hot topic of open-wheel cockpits and how to improve safety in the wake of recent driver fatalities. The two-week survey, titled "Open vs. Closed Cockpits in Open-Wheel Racing," invites a wide variety of people from the world of motor racing to provide input and detailed answers on a series of questions MSF will review and publish. "The genesis was the recent incidents in open-wheel racing which started the discussion up again," MSF COO Scot Elkins told RACER. "Like the last survey we produced, we specify...

September 18, 2015

Go inside the business of racing every week with interviews from industry insiders from all over motorsports. Our show is the weekly extension of the Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) hosted every December at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show by the National Speedway Directory. The names of the first batch of industry insiders appearing at RTBC were released this week and they include Director of F1 Charlie Whiting and our two guests this week. The complete lineup can be seen at racetrackbusinessconference.com. John Waraniak is the Vice President of Vehicle Technology at SEMA...

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