Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Driver Safety Seminar
Saturday April 8, 2017
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
The 2017 Stand 21 “Racing Goes Safer” Foundation seminar highlighted a trio of racing heroes in the persons of Lyn St. James, George Follmer and Jack Baldwin, who over their varied career successes participated and won races and championships in the SCCA Trans Am Series. Lyn of course has also raced in many classes that include a “Rookie of the Year” award at the 1992 “Indy 500”. Follmer became the Can Am champion when taking over the injured Mark Donohue, RC-sponsored Porsche 917-20 run by the Penske organization, and also raced the UOP-Shadow in both Can Am and Formula 1, as well as winning an Indy car race at Phoenix with a Chevrolet powered Cheetah. Baldwin had a long racing career and is most famous for his Trans Am Championship with the Mattel “Hot Wheels” Chevrolet Camaro. All three had a great time entertaining the audience with stories of their own spectacular racing accidents which they miraculously survived.
SCORE Safety Conference and 50th Baja Beach Party
Saturday July 29, 2017
Mission Beach, CA
The Stand 21 Safety Foundation’s “Racing Goes Safer” was invited by SCORE International for the second year in a row to organize a safety conference for SCORE drivers, riders and crew, as it approaches the fiftieth anniversary running of the iconic BAJA 1000 race in November.
FIA‘s XIX Congreso Americano Movilidad Y Deporte-Canada
August 1-3, 2017
Stand 21 was invited to make a presentation about its safety product contributions and its Safety Foundation activities, during the FIA‘s XIX Congreso Americano Movilidad Y Deporte-Canada, which took place in Toronto over August 1-3, 2017. The audience was a gathering of seventy delegates from FIA member countries, referred to as ASNs, in North and South America region.
Classic Racing Times
First Drivers Safety Seminar
August 17, 2017
Pocono International Raceway, Pennsylvania
Presented by Philippe De Lespinay, Stand 21 Safety Foundation, RacingGoesSafer.org
Vintage Indy cars and oval-track drivers are generally past their prime and using older machinery for high-speed demonstration. They are exposed to similar or greater risks as younger racing drivers of current and far more sophisticated machinery. The speed element is less of a factor with vintage cars, but drivers’ physical condition as well as that of their machinery may prove a dangerous cocktail.
Next Classic Racing Times Drivers Safety Seminar will take place at Phoenix International Raceway in April 2018
PRI Show 2017
Education and Awareness
December 9, 2017
Indiana Convention Center, IN
Stand 21 Safety Foundation and the Motorsports Safety Education Foundation have partnered to present the “Crash Preparation” Safety Seminar on Saturday, at the PRI Show, December 9th, 8:30-10:30 AM, in Room 245 of the Indiana Convention Center.
The seminar will feature two panels of drivers and safety experts covering the topics of Seats & Belts, and Concussions & Head Trauma.