"Heat Stress Webinar: Lessons From Corvette Drivers at LeMans"
Doug Fehan and Dr. Terry Trammell
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
9am PST, 12pm EST
Presenters Doug Fehan and Dr. Terry Trammell know this subject well. Doug
was Program Manager for the GM Corvette program, leading the Pratt & Miller
team to eight class victories in two decades at the LeMans 24 hour race, while
Dr. Trammell knows the medical science behind performance degradation and
physiological dangers presented when drivers suffer from over-heating, or “heat stress”.
Doug Fehan will tell stories from his frontline experience of watching over the
well-being, and performance of drivers in the high temperature environment of an
enclosed, front-engine car, for extended periods. Over the years he has worked
with more than 20 different drivers of different ages, dimensions, conditioning, and personalities at LeMans, the Daytona 24, and the Sebring 12 hour races.
Terry Trammell in recent years has turned his attention from mending drivers, to
helping them avoid injury in the first place, with emphasis on protection from
heat. From his recent studies he will supply a medical explanation of what
happens to the human body in high heat situations, and how choices in suits,
underwear, gloves, shoes can best protect from fire, and short of that, the dangerous condition of heat stress.
They will share helpful information for drivers in any kind of racing where
excessive heat exposure is a consideration.
Doug Fehan has been in motorsports managing and marketing positions all of his
life, and currently serves as at GM as a brand ambassador for the car he loves, Corvette.
Dr. Terry Trammel has long been known as the go-to doctor for injured drivers,
and has been active in various medical advisory roles with IndyCar, the FIA, the
International Council of Motorsports Medicine, and track medical response safety teams.
This free webinar is organized by the non-profit Stand 21 Safety Foundation, founded by Stand 21 President Yves Morizot, in conjunction with Epartrade. It is one of a series of “Racing Goes Safer” seminars. Session moderator: Don Taylor, Foundation Director.