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Simpson Performance Products, Inc. today announced the acquisition of HANS Performance Products. This expands Simpson racing safety products to include the prestigious HANS Device Head & Neck Restraint System.
"We are glad to have the HANS Device under the Simpson umbrella of racing safety products," stated Chuck Davies, CEO of Simpson. "This acquisition positions Simpson as the clear market leader in innovative racing safety products. Our total restraint system capabilities now include a comprehensive range of car restraints for all types of racing, including seatbelts, in-car nets, parachutes and the top models of head and neck restraints in the world today. We are excited about the new team we are forming and the growth possibilities for the future."
HANS Performance Products, formed in 1991 by five-time IMSA driving champion Jim Downing and Dr. Robert Hubbard, will be operated in Atlanta as a separate division of Simpson Performance Products. Downing and Dr. Hubbard, inventor of the HANS Device, will continue to provide engineering experience and support to Simpson and its HANS division. [9/27/2012]
|Eddie Rogers’ Corvette. (Mike Garland photo)|
Eddie Rogers used a string of 4.00's to score a win at the last race of the season in the Chris Duncan Race Cars Pro Mod Series at Eddyville Raceway Park on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The win solidly placed Rogers in first place in the points, giving him a second championship in the series. Eighteen different Pro Mod drivers raced in the series this season.
Watch for information in the upcoming months on the 2013 Chris Duncan Race Cars Pro Mod Series.
Final Points Standings
1. Eddie Rogers 19785
2. Monte Grace 12827
3. Neal Hinman 8868
4. Cathy Belcher 7808
5. Judd Coffman 7313
6. Dan Stevenson 6111
7. Matt Braun 5707
8. Dan DeVore 5606
9. Terry Coyle 4908
10. Mike Chitty 4858
The C.A.R.S Million returns to Montgomery, AL, for its 17th annual event Oct. 17-21. The event features the same purse and race structure as years past. Saturday’s C.A.R.S. Million highlights the weekend activities. A set of Phantom Race Cars sponsored “Triple 20” events surround Saturday’s C.A.R.S. Million. The Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Phantom Race Cars “Triple 20’s” feature a $20,000 winner’s purse, with a weekend “Triple 20’s” entry of just $500.
While the C.A.R.S. Million Dollar weekend will feature the same payouts, structure, round prizes, and competitor benefits as before, event promoters have made a handful of small changes. New for 2012: $1,000 round money will start with third round winners guaranteed (in the past, third round winners earned money only if the main event had over 200 entrants). In addition, door cars and dragsters will be run separately for the first five rounds in each race of the event (up from the first four rounds last season). [9/27/2012]