Performance Products Reaffirms Simpson Performance Products as Authorized Dealer

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 2009

New Braunfels, Texas – In the statement issued August 19th, 2009, CEO of HANS Performance Products Mark Stiles stated that HANS has found counterfeit Post Anchor parts on a helmet purchased from Impact Racing Products. A preliminary investigation suggests that counterfeit parts may have been supplied with other helmets. Stiles was quoted as saying, “It is extremely possible that counterfeits may have been installed on other helmets, either factory-fitted by a helmet manufacturer or by racers installing replacement parts during equipment changes.”

Stiles also encouraged racers who want their equipment checked for counterfeit post anchors to contact HANS or an authorized HANS Factory Dealer. Simpson Performance Products is an authorized HANS Factory Dealer and safety partner, supporting racers trackside at major races across the nation for the NASCAR, NHRA and IHRA races as well as at numerous major dirt track events.

Chuck Davies, CEO of Simpson Performance Products added, “We are deeply concerned by the recent alleged compromise in racing safety through sub-standard and unauthorized product. We remain committed to partnerships with reputable and safety focused companies such as HANS Performance Products and DuPont™, manufacturer of Nomex® fire-retardant materials. Rest assured that any HANS posts purchased from or installed by Simpson Performance Products are genuine HANS parts, purchased directly from HANS.”

Details and information about Simpson Performance Products are available at www.teamsimpson.com or by calling 1-800-654-7223. Since 1959, Simpson Performance Products has been the leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the Motorsports industry. In addition to our Auto line, Simpson also manufactures safety products for the Motorcycle industry, both off road and street, as well as karting. We believe in putting safety first and are dedicated to elevating the standards of racing safety through continuous development, refinement and testing. The one thing that remains constant is Simpson’s commitment to racer safety.