Safety, innovation, performance, distinctive style & quality are just some of the reasons why I’ve been wearing Simpson Race Products since I first began racing in 1983. I just recently received my all NEW Simpson Carbon Fiber Stingray helmet & I felt compelled to write you guys just to say … WOW! Awesome product … ultra-lightweight, perfect fit/comfort & it looks extrermely cool too! Whether I’m driftin’ my 600hp 2008 DODGE Viper thru the “cork screw” at Laguna Seca or running the high banks of Atlanta, my new Stingray is the perfect fit for it all …THANK YOU!
All my best,
Ricky Haynes / Nashville, Tennessee
Pro Driver / Instructor
My name is Ross Wakefield and I am the older brother of Justin Wakefield. Team Simpson is a partial sponsor for him in the USAR Hooters Procup Series. He was in a serious accident at their most recent event at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, GA. Although the wreck did not appear to be severe, it completely totalled the car. Luckily he was wearing Simpson Performance Products from head to toe and was protected throughout this crash. During the accident, his # 98 Grace Mortgage Ford went completely airborn for a moment and then proceeded to crash fullspeed into the wall. The force of the impact was so strong that his head hit a portion of the rollcage and cracked the helmet. Due to the safety of Simpson products, he was able to walk away from the accident (without a concussion) and conducted a T.V. interview directly afterward.
We are grateful that Simpson continues to produce such high quality products and look forward to being part of that team long into the future. The video is attached to this email: please feel free to use it and this email on your testimonials page. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need anything further from me.
August 12, 2006 - I was involved in a wreck during a hot lap session at South Mississippi Speedway. If it wasn’t for my Dad, brothers, friends, fellow racers and track workers and my Simpson safety gear, I might not be around to talk about it.
I want to make it clear that I was wearing SIMPSON from head to toe. I have to give thanks to Simpson Performance Products because I walked away from this fiery accident without being burned. My three layer Simpson suit can be hot to wear sometimes but this night, I thanked God I had it on.
Just wanted to thank Simpson for making an excellent product which probably saved my life last weekend. I had what appeared to be a normal roll over in a Mini-Sprint race car until I was hit on the roll cage inches from my head. We think the cars hood possibly came in the car and hit me in the head. The helmet appears to be broke on top and did its job, I didn’t even have a head ache the next day. It was a freak accident but I am greatful I had your equipment taking care of me.
Thanks for all you do and for providing us with quality equipment. I am sending you a picture moments before impact, we’re estimating the speed when I get hit at around 50 mph.
Steve Windle Jr.
November 16, 2006 - I am so greatful for your product. Last year while racing Karts on a half mile, I hit a kart that spun out in front of me…I launched over the Kart and hit head first into a guard rail. My Simpson helmet has cracks that perfectly match up to the guard rail. I also had just bought your neck brace about a month before that race. I refuse to buy any other brand now. My crash helmet was the Super Bandit, now I wear your Desperado. I have always had a Simpson jacket and shoes, since I can remember. I was knocked unconscious for 4 and half minutes, but I don’t expect much better when hitting something like that headfirst, where I was previously going 80 mph. I spent two days in the Hershey Trauma Center, but walked right out the following morning. I can promise you guys I will never buy another safety brand name. With the service and support Simpson provided me, we refuse to go elsewhere.
Thanks a bunch,
Steve Windle, JR
March 6, 2006 - I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Simpson Racing. One Saturday I was at my local go-kart track that reaches speeds of 65 mph and coming out of a turn someone spun and I hit them and went high off of the track. I did about 7 flips over a distance of about 30 feet and went over a 4 foot fence. My Simson jacket had some tears and my Simpson helmet got a little scratched but I walked away. If I hadn’t been wearing Simpson then that would be me with the tears and scratches, not my safety equipment. I walked away with only minor cuts on my legs which is due to me wearing blue-jeans at the time instead of Simpson race-pants.
July 11,2007 – While competing in the Nostalgia Top Fuel class at the NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion (Columbus Ohio) June 17 2007, I experienced a catstrophic engine failure.
After winning the semi-final round there was an explosion and horrific oil fire. The cockpit temperature reached 2100 degrees for nearly 49 seconds. Don Irvine a 35 year NHRA Safety crew veteran stated “this is one of the 5 worst fires I have experienced.”
Between the combination of keeping calm and and the outstanding construction of the the Simpson race wear (parachutes, boots, gloves, suit, helmet and mask ) I lived to compete another day. The fire was so intense it went through 3 of the 7 layers of Nomex and did not burn me inside!
I have used Simpson race products for 25 years and in 28 different race cars. I also sell Simpson products through our business – racecarparts.com. I have never had a complaint. Their products stand on their own.
I am aware of the dangers of Top Fuel racing. You will never hear me complain as long as Simpson products are on my back. It gives you a second chance.
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