Scott Harro wrote:
no offense to any driver but all you have to do is go thru the pits on any given night and you can tell what drivers are REALLY THINKING about safety. some are big time safety conscious and some seem to have a desire to meet their maker. i don't know what the mentality is but i'd spend 1200 bucks on a hans device long before that set of adjustable shocks.
i will never wear one of those HANS traps. had a good talk with steve Wilber when he first got back in the car after his fire. as a street stock racer he told me never to wear one, and attributes the severity of his burns to his Head-n-neck restraint. Watch the 2010 Thunder tape. one of the TQ Midgets catches on fire, and the driver gets his HANS stuck in the halo bar. luckily the fire crew was there quick.
HANS: good at 200 mph. short track racing
I appriciate the info on the fire suits, but some of these devises can
hurt just as much as they help. I appriciate it when tracks leave the use of these things up to the drivers.
a for instance, alot of tracks have a mandated window net rule for stock cars. i hate window nets, so i use arm restraints. they not only keep my arms in the car, but also keep my arms from fliying around inside the car and hitting the roll cage. One motion (undoing the belts) and i can get out of the car. i don't have to fumble with a window net also.
and ps 3.2A/5 with underwear, crow neck coller, and arm restraints