Simpson Performance Products Reassures Racers – Our Products Are SFI Approved


March, 30, 2010 – On March 26th, 2010 SFI Foundation issued a notice of decertification; notice to cease and desist, and a notice terminating all contracts of participation to Impact Racing. Effective April 27, 2010, all products manufactured and/or distributed by Impact Racing pursuant to SFI Specification Programs 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1, and 16.5 are decertified. SFI has also elected to terminate all Contracts of Participation with Impact Racing effective 90 days from March 24, 2010. This means that Impact will no longer be able to participate in any SFI programs after this 90 day period.

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A Message From Chuck Davies, the CEO of Simpson Performance Products

I want to reassure the racers that Simpson Performance Products’ gear is SFI certified. We are in no way affiliated with Impact Racing. Safety begins with the best gear you can get your hands on and working with a manufacturer you can trust. Firesuits, Helmets and Safety Harnesses from Simpson Performance Products continue to be innovative and manufactured with quality precision. Trust our team because they are the most experienced in the industry.

This is a good time to tell you about some important things that we have been doing behind the scenes at Simpson Performance Products. We have devoted a significant amount of time and resources toward long term product development and improvements. It is these projects that have allowed Simpson Performance Products our 50-plus years of untarnished performance in racing safety and a brand that is instantly recognizable to racers everywhere. Today, while some companies have faltered due to the economy or poor decisions, we are in a great position to serve your needs. Choose Simpson and you can be assured your safety company will be here to finish the season with you.

So what have we been doing? Well for starters, we have added a full sublimation shop and the most advanced embroidery equipment we could find. As a result, our suit factory continues to produce intricately embroidered custom fitted, SFI approved firesuits with impressive accuracy. We have made some changes to the fit and design of our helmets and invested in new molds and testing equipment, which collectively has improved the performance and the interior fit of our helmets, while maintaining that aggressive Simpson style and safety for which we are known.

Our restraints are now FIA and SFI approved. In addition, for this drag racing season, we began offering a safer Funny Car chute with a 14’ canopy for increased stopping power and Kevlar shroud lines for better protection in a fire situation. Our distinction as the official safety provider for John Force Racing has given us the opportunity to work closely with a powerful and safety focused team of drag racing champions.

We are a safety company you can rely on. We support testing and certifying bodies and work closely with many of them, with the common belief that standards and rules help to make the sport of Racing as safe as it can be. Thank you for your continued support of Simpson Performance Products, the experienced team behind over 50 years of keeping racers safe.

Chuck Davies,
Chief Executive Officer, Simpson Performance Products

About Simpson Performance Products
Since 1959, Simpson Performance Products ( has been manufacturing a complete line of products for racing safety. That is over 50 years of being the dominant brand in racing safety, protecting the driver and crew from head to toe with helmets, Nomex® firesuits, restraints, shoes and gloves. Simpson firesuits, team apparel and sublimated shirts are created at our 53,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Harbor City, CA. Helmets, restraints and parachutes are manufactured at our 80,000 sq. ft. headquarters in New Braunfels, TX.

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