Dixon and Pedregon Speak Out
THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2009
“My Dad wore Simpson and since I began racing in 1993, I’ve worn Simpson too. In recent years other companies have jumped into the safety business but I see no reason to use anything else but Simpson. I have known Scott DeBoyace and Dave Nelson my entire professional career. I trust them to make sure my firesuits, parachutes, restraints and helmet are the safest out there. Allen and Debbie Bridges and Desire Burkle take care of me and my Team trackside. As Chad Head, our Director of Operations pointed out, that’s a lot of people working to make sure we are safe. I like that. As racers, we owe it to our family and ourselves to take charge and do all we can to stay safe. Safety is important.” Larry Dixon, NHRA Top Fuel Champion
“With Simpson products I feel very confident that our drivers have the best protection every time they go down the track.” Chad Head, Director of Racing Operations, Alan Johnson Racing
“A lot of wins, a couple of Championships, and even a few fires. I have put my trust in Simpson safety products for over 15 years of my driving carreer. I know they won’t compromise when it comes to protecting me.” Tony Pedregon, NHRA Funny Car Champion
A Statement from the CEO of Simpson Performance Products
New Braunfels, Texas
In light of the recent Impact Racing product recall and SFI’s de-certification of SFI.15 and SFI.20 firesuits manufactured in 2008 by Impact Racing, we would like to assure the Drag Racing community that Simpson Performance Products is in no way affiliated with Impact Racing, a Bill Simpson company who competes directly with Simpson Performance Products.
In fact, we continue to manufacture SFI.15 and SFI.20 rated firesuits that exceed SFI certification standards. Our brand has remained the dominant and most trusted brand in racing safety thanks to the talented and experienced people we have at Simpson Performance Products today.
Dave Nelson, V.P. of Operations at our Suit factory in CA has more than twenty years of experience in racing safety. Scott DeBoyace, V.P. of Operations at our TX factory has more than thirteen years experience and oversees the production of many signature Simpson products such as drag parachutes and restraints. Both Scott and Dave are well-known and respected throughout the racing community, working closely with SFI, professional racing series such as NHRA and NASCAR and many professional teams and racers. Allen Bridges, nineteen years with Simpson, and Desire Burkle, fifteen years, represent Simpson trackside at NHRA events. We are very confident with the level of expertise and knowledge our people bring to this great sport.
You can trust our people and you can trust the Simpson brand. For fifty years, Simpson Performance Products has been the leading safety manufacturer in the Motorsports industry. We continue to manufacture our SFI.15 and .20 firesuits using DuPont™ Nomex®. Simply put, we do not compromise the safety of racers or teams for any reason. Safety is our mission; you can trust our people. You can trust the Simpson brand.
Chuck Davies, CEO
Simpson Performance Products