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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Day 5 - Getting suited . . . (8/14/2014)

So what does a race car driver need other than a reliable and fast race car? Safety gear, of course!!

For me and my car to eligible for Hillclimb and Time Trials, I needed to get some items. I visited my local safety item's expert,  Trackside Tim's.

What did I get??

  • 2-piece SFI-5 Race suit
  • Neck Collar
  • SFI-1 Gloves
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • 6-point cam lock, pull up harness
  • SFI-5 Race boots
  • Nomex Socks
  • Arm restraints
I already had a full face SA2010 helmet. 

For anyone that is seriously thinking about doing something like this, safety equipment (other than the required by the rules) is a MUST. I cannot stress how important it is to get some quality equipment. It equipment that you hope and pray to never test, but at least you have it if needed.

At least I look like a race car driver now!!

Tomorrow (8/15/2014) is the big day for the chassis! Going to fabricator for the roll bar install. I finished off the day with the removal of the engine and transmission . . .