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Short Track
Driver Safety Seminar
Friday, December 9, 2016 
1PM-5PM Rooms 206-207    
Indiana Convention Center  

The purpose of the SHORT TRACK DRIVERS SAFETY SEMINAR is to create an awareness of the unique safety needs of short track drivers (Sprint Cars, Midgets, Modifieds, etc.) and the safety measures that are available to lessen their risk of injury.  This free seminar addresses these issues for drivers, builders and mechanics who run this configuration of race car.

 

In the Driver Symposium segment Tony Stewart, Kevin Swindell, and Brian Gerster will be drawing on their own experiences and sharing with you how to protect yourself from injury in these open cockpit machines.  Tony will also discuss his personal experiences with safety measures in different types of race vehicles.

 

IndyCar motorsports Doctor Terry Trammell will explain why you may be more exposed than necessary to back injuries in these cars. Davey Hamilton, Midget, Sprint and IndyCar driver, also a father of a short track driver, will discuss how to assess the safety of a Midget and Sprint Car chassis.

 

How to make your racing seat more protective will be the subject presented by Jeff Horton, Director of Engineering with IndyCar and Dave Sharpley, a leading seat builder with DJS Safe Seat. 

 

Doctor Steve Olvey, Motor Sports Director at the University of Miami Concussion Center and Julia Daly, ATC from Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will address how to know if you have a concussion and what you can do about it.

 

Co-presented by the International Council of Motorsports Sciences (ICMS) and the Stand 21 Safety Foundation, the emphasis of this seminar will be how to make your race car safer without making it more expensive. 

 

There is no cost to attend this seminar, but if you will, please help us with the seating and refreshment requirements by pre-registering at racinggoessafer.org. To make this session most valuable to you, feel free to bring your own safety questions to ask our assembled group of experts. For questions regarding this seminar please contact Don Taylor at dtaylor@racinggoessafer.org

 

 

The ICMS is an organization of professionals involved in the medical, scientific and educational aspects of the human element in motorsports safety. The Stand 21 Safety Foundation is an organization whose primary purpose is promoting enhanced motorsports safety through education and the sharing of information.

1:00 PM

OPENING REMARKS

 

           Terry Trammell (ICMS) and

           Don Taylor (Stand 21 Safety Foundation)

 

 

1:10 PM

DRIVER SYMPOSIUM - RACING INJURIES AND PERSONAL INSIGHTS

 

           Brian Gerster, Moderator & Participant, Midget and Sprint Car Driver

           Kevin Swindell, Sprint Car Driver

           Tony Stewart, Short Track Expert Driver

 

            

2:00 PM

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH SAFETY MEASURES IN DIFFERENT CARS

 

            Tony Stewart, NASCAR Driver

 

 

2:30 PM

WHAT IT TAKES TO BREAK YOUR BACK. NOT MUCH!

 

            Terry Trammell, M.D., Drivers Medical Advocate, Verizon IndyCar Series

 

 

3:00 PM

HOW TO ACCESS A MIDGET & SPRINT CAR CHASSIS SAFELY 

            

            Davey Hamilton, Midget, Sprint and IndyCar Driver and Father of a Driver

 

 

3:30 PM

HOW TO MAKE YOUR RACING SEAT MORE PROTECTIVE

 

           Jeff Horton, Eng., Director of Engineering, Verizon IndyCar Series

           Dave Sharpley Jr., DJS Safe Seat LLC

 

 

4:15 PM

 HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CONCUSSION AND WHAT DO I DO ABOUT IT

 

           Stephen Olvey, M.D., Motor Sports Director Un. of Miami Concussion Center

          Julia Daly, ATC, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

 

            

5:00 – 5:05 PM

SYMPOSIUM SUMMARY

           Terry Trammell (ICMS) and Yves Morizot (Stand 21 Racewear)

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