Stand 21 Safety Foundation Presents its 4th Annual Racing Safety
Seminar at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Stand 21 Safety Foundation will bring new topics and speakers to its 4th
annual Racing Goes Safer Seminar to be held during the Toyota Grand
Prix of Long Beach, on Saturday, April 18th, from 9AM – Noon.
Open only to drivers, crew, officials, medical staff, and others in the
racing industry, it will cover the most current of safety topics, as well as
present a keynote by a to-be-announced, racing
always, the focus of the Foundation is on motor-racing safety
education, and providing information that’s practical and easy to apply.
The goal is for everyone to leave with this newly acquired information, on
which they can immediately act to improve their personal safety or that of
their racing teams or drivers. To enable that, the Foundation brings in
internationally-respected motor-racing safety experts, with their
broad experience and impartial knowledge.
Yves Morizot, President of the Stand 21 Safety Foundation, “Having
dedicated the last forty plus years to developing better safety equipment, I
saw the need to bring the knowledge of racing safety experts down to the
participants at all levels, and in all forms of racing. I have to thank
Jim Michaelian, (President/CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long
Beach) for his ongoing support and encouragement for us to continue
providing this safety seminar during this legendary race weekend.”
will address issues such as driver heat stress in race cars, which is
becoming more recognized as a serious problem. Dr. Edward Potkanowicz,
of Ohio Northern University, will provide the basics of heat stress’ impact
on drivers during his talk entitled "The Heat of Competition". Additionally,
he will be offering suggestions on how the driver can better prepare for the
challenge in the cockpit as the summer months approach.
experts are also recognizing that what is worn under the driver’s suit can
not only be critical in delaying the hazards of fire and impact a driver’s
body temperature, but that it may create its own dangers as well.
Driving can be a hazard on the racetrack as well as on the highway. How to
keep better focused on the task at hand? Dr. Jacques Dallaire of
Performance Prime will explain how mindset can improve one’s track success
while helping avoid certain dangers.
As the new
Snell SA2015 specification helmets reach the market later this year, racers
will be asking what is different about these helmets, and how are they
designed to protect them better? Ed Becker, the Executive Director
and Chief Engineer of the Snell Memorial Foundation, the organization
dedicated to research, education, testing and development of helmet safety
standards, will explain what drivers need to know about SA2015, plus info on
testing and helmet advancements in general.
about safe removal of a helmet in emergencies, when no one else is around?
to the Seminar will be free. However attendees must be members of the racing
community and must register ahead of time. Because the event will be held at
the Long Beach Convention Center which is within the temporary circuit
facility, attendees must have access to the track on Saturday.