Made entirely from ultra lightweight carbon fiber formed by auto clave technology, the X-Bandit Pro is fully compliant with the latest FIA 8860 standard. This standard is a requirement for many international automobile racing series. The X-Bandit Pro is the first U.S. manufactured FIA 8860 approved helmet and is produced at the Simpson manufacturing facility.
New Braunfels, Texas – In a Technical Bulletin issued September 27, 2011 to all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owners crew chiefs and drivers, NASCAR approved the Simpson Hybrid Pro device for use in its touring series. The Hybrid Pro is the second Simpson head restraint to be approved by NASCAR. Simpson is one of only two approved manufacturers worldwide for NASCAR and SFI 38.1 approved head restraint systems.
June 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas, USA – The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has approved the Simpson / Safety Solutions Hybrid Head Restraint and the Rally and Competitor Racing Gloves for use in FIA sanctioned competition, effective immediately.
Modern day racing safety is a science. Extremely intelligent people spend their entire lives studying even the smallest detail of the reaction of the human body exposed to extreme loads, fire and impacts at every level of racing. In this article, we address Occupant Safety Systems.
LAS VEGAS, NV (5-14-11) – Lakeport’s Derek Thorn was on his way to a potential second season victory Saturday during the third round of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series at the Bullring in Las Vegas. After taking the lead again early and leading 64 laps of the Stream Pay Per View TV – Blackjack 121, disaster struck aboard the Superior Crankshaft/JRI Shocks Toyota when an oil line ruptured that resulted in a major fire late in the race. Thorn was able to walk away from the blaze with out injury; however the fire caused significant damage to the #26 Camry and a disappointing 19th place finish.
Simpson Performance Products, the industry dominant brand in racing safety for more than 50 years and Safety Solutions, Inc., backed by 18 years of restraint engineering knowledge have joined forces. United by the common mission of making the sport of racing safer, the acquisition of Safety Solutions gives Simpson Performance Products a broader racing safety portfolio and enhances opportunities for future growth and development within the industry.
New Braunfels, Texas — Simpson Performance Products (Simpson) is proud to announce we have signed as a contingency sponsor with The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) for the 2011 season.