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Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Safety Seminar:
Fire Protection, Heat Stress, and
Electric Vehicle Racing Safety

Saturday, April 20th, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00AM
Room 203 ( Upstairs) 
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

As we celebrate 15 years of service to the motorsport community, we are pleased to return to Long Beach and provide another opportunity to hear from internationally recognized safety experts and veteran drivers with practical advice on how to make racing safer for drivers, crew, and track personnel, wherever they compete. 

A free safety seminar for all racers, crew, sanctioning bodies, and engineering students, will
again be held during the Acura Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday morning, April 20th, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Location: Room 203 in the Long Beach Convention Center.


The speakers will include Dr. Claude Meistelman, driver Boris Said, and engineer Eric Huhn. Dr. Claude Meistelman, here from France will explain the medical aspects of heat stress and EV racing dangers, along with covering the FIA’s safety practices he follows as Chief Medical Officer at LeMans, and with Formula E, WTCR and WRC rally cars events in France. NASCAR, IMSA, and Trans Am Series veteran driver Boris Said will speak on driver personal protection lessons he learned the hard way, recalling his Corvette fire in a 2009 Long Beach race. And now, with his own son racing in the Trans Am Series, he will offer his advice for drivers starting out.

Eric Huhn, with his experience as trackside fireman for NASCAR and NHRA events, as well as lab safety engineer at UNC Charlotte, will be giving the practical advice you need to know on handling fires in your pit area, race shop, or home garage, whether it be with gasoline-powered vehicles or battery EV’s.

Says Yves Morizot, President of the Stand 21 Safety Foundation “We appreciate Jim Michaelian and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach having our safety seminar back every year”.

This event is FREE to attend. However, a General Admission Ticket or Track Credential is required to enter the Long Beach Convention Center. Discounted tickets are available with registration.


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