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Half-Mile Head and Neck restraint Clarification



RE: Mandatory head and neck restraint device use in all racing divisions that compete on the Irwindale Speedway half-mile track.


As of the above date we are updating our track requirements to follow the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series rule book. At present he below-listed devices are the only ones listed as acceptable to NASCAR.


From the rulebook:


(3) The following are the SFI-approved Head and Neck Restraint Devices/Systems that are currently acceptable to NASCAR:


DEVICE                 MODEL                                 OPTION

HANS         Professional Series Fixed or Sliding Tethers

HANS         Extra/Economy Series Fixed or Sliding Tethers

HANS         Sport Series Fixed or Sliding Tethers

             HANS         Sport II Series Sliding Tethers

Simpson     Hybrid Fixed Tethers

(formerly Hutchens)

Simpson     Hybrid Pro, carbon Fixed Tethers


The Speedway will help any registered driver to purchase one of the above devices by offering a $50 discount/credit toward its purchase. Please contact the Speedway office for details. (626) 358-1100


We very seriously suggest that everyone competing on the third-mile track at Irwindale invest in their own safety by using one of the above head and shoulder devices as well.