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Race Gear Buyer’s Guide

Keep your car (and yourself) safe and sound on the track.

Dec 6, 2011

You’ve finally got your project car all dialed in and ready to shake down at the track, but there are a few things missing. Safety is the biggest concern when it comes to high-performance driving, because no matter who you are or what you drive, we’re all human and can make mistakes. Check out some of the best and latest safety equipment and race gear available.

ST8130 Street/Race dash displays
STACK ST8130 Street/Race dash displays are perfect for competition and high-performance vehicles looking for an all-business information display system. The displays are available in both black and white dial designs in a variety of rev ranges from 8000–13,000 rpm. This signature STACK analog and digital display technology replaces up to eight gauges in your vehicle, measuring only 7.5 inches wide and 4 inches tall. The display is fully sealed using STACK’s unique lightweight carbon-composite casing.

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3-D HERO HD video camera system
The 3-D HERO system has an industry-first modular design that enables consumers to combine two 1080p HD HERO cameras to form a single 1080p 3-D camera. Waterproof to 180 feet, the 3-D HERO System can be worn on the body, mounted on gear and vehicles, and used as a handheld camera. A dual-camera, polycarbonate, waterproof housing holds the two cameras together and a synchronization cable plugs into the back of each camera, enabling them to function as a single camera. A single shutter button controls both cameras.

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Supreme helmet
The Bell Supreme is a Speedway Motors exclusive that offers outstanding features at an affordable price. The lightweight composite shell has a standard eye port, 281 SRV shield, SRV-2 pivot system and superior forehead and top ventilation. E-Max multi-density liner material provides maximum comfort. The Bell Supreme is Snell SA2010 rated and offered in white, gloss black or flat black.

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ST8600 steering wheel display
STACK ST8600 steering wheel displays are incorporated into 270mm D-ring-type and 340mm conventional MOMO motorsports steering wheels. These compact integrated displays allow you to take advantage of formula car display technology in a variety of applications. Utilizing the latest digital technology with bright LED readouts for optimum readability and a matte-black aluminum case and wheel to minimize glare, STACK steering wheel displays provide drivers with the ultimate vehicle information center.

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Safety Racing
Elite Series racing seat belts
The Safety Racing Elite Series seat belts from Speedway Motors combine great looks and superior protection. The five-point harness uses 3-inch-wide, platinum-colored nylon webbing, with contrasting black hardware and a latch handle cover to prevent accidental belt release. The harness meets SFI 16.1 specifications and can be used in a bolt-in or wrap-around configuration.

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Go Pro
BacPac detachable LCD screen
The LCD BacPac represents the first in a line of expansion modules to be released for the HD HERO camera. The LCD BacPac is a detachable LCD screen for the 1080p HD HERO camera. It attaches to the camera via the HERO Port, a small expansion port located on the back of the camera. As a removable accessory, the LCD BacPac keeps the HD HERO camera as small and light as possible, yet provides the convenience of an LCD screen when attached.

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Pro Racer HANS seat
The Recaro Pro Racer HANS is made of glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) and features optimum interplay between the HANS device, harness, helmet and racing shell for the HANS system to achieve its full potential. Also available in XL sizes, which are 35mm wider than the standard Pro Racer HANS seat.

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Pro Drive racing suit
Protect yourself without spending a fortune with the Bell Pro Drive racing suit from Speedway Motors. This single-layer, one-piece suit features an innovative inner collar design, dual reinforced epaulets, 180-degree stretch inner arm gussets, elasticized belt sides and front pockets. Available in three colors, the Bell Pro Drive is made of Anti Flame III material and is SFI 1 rated.

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Digital video logging system
STACK’s next generation DVL systems have been engineered specifically to aid driver and vehicle development through advanced synchronized video data analysis. Two models, the Club-3 and Pro-4, define the lineup, providing compact, powerful, high-quality onboard video data systems solutions for club sports enthusiasts and professional motorsport teams alike. These all-new systems have been designed specifically with a motorsports data analysis focus and now incorporate key performance features including internal tri-axis G sensors, GPS data interface, data overlay and the ability to customize up to three or four high-resolution bullet camera inputs into a single user-defined video feed.

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California Car Covers
Chrome fire extinguisher
Put safety first by keeping one of these high-quality chrome-plated fire extinguishers nearby. UL-approved with a 2B:C rating to meet all NFOA requirements, these extinguishers use a siliconized sodium bicarbonate–based dry chemical housed in a steel cylinder equipped with all metal valve construction. The fire extinguisher is available in either a 1- or 2.5-lb size, which is ideal for street rods, race cars, trucks or SUVs.

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Bolt-in Rollcages & Rollbars
Autopower rollbars and rollcages meet or exceed the safety requirements for most competition sanctioning organizations. The fit in your vehicle allows quick and easy entry and, most importantly, quick exiting, while conforming closely to your interior for a clean, unobtrusive look and feel. The bars and cages are certified MIG-welded and precision jig-notched, providing maximum strength and the best fit available. Most applications are a true bolt-in and require no welding.

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D1 rollcage
The D1 is the trademark rollcage that’s finished with the CUSCO blue paint. Made from 40mm chromoly material, which is 33 percent lighter than steel, it provides uncompromised safety and chassis rigidity characteristics. These bolt-in rollcages are engineered by taking the data used from actual motorsports competitions as well as the most advanced chassis flex simulation software. Depending on the vehicle application, four through eight points are available, as well as left-hand drive models.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System
STACK’s groundbreaking battery-less Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will change the way you look at vehicle setup, improve vehicle and driver safety, and improve race and tire warm-up strategies. Based on patented SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) sensor technology, STACK’s TPMS provides solutions that were previously associated with mounting batteries and complicated electronics in wheel sensors by eliminating the need for batteries entirely. TPMS Lite systems support three complete wheel sets, making them ideal for club sport and professional sprint style races.

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Rollcage add-in bars
Additional bolt-in reinforcement bars are available for CUSCO rollcages in three different materials: carbon fiber, aluminum and steel. These make a great addition for diagonal and side bars, for those who want to add extra rigidity to their existing cages. Floor bars are also available from the main hoop to the chassis flooring.

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Latch & Link harnesses
All RaceQuip Latch & Link harness systems are constructed using drop-forged steel hardware for ultimate strength and reduced weight. All hardware is cadmium-plated for added protection. RaceQuip only uses 3-inch premium nylon webbing and all belts are box-X pattern sewn to ensure uniform stitch length and strength. Belts and hardware are routinely tested to verify compliance with SFI 16.1 standards.

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Direct multi-recorder
The HKS DMR is an affordable all-in-one solution for enthusiasts seeking video and data logging capabilities. The main unit contains a video camera, microphone, GPS and G sensors that enable it to record video, audio, GPS position, speed, distance traveled and 3-D g-force data on the 8GB SDHC memory card (included).

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The DMR kit includes two video cameras, a power cable, a video output cable, brackets, fitting accessories and HKS viewing software (Windows XP/V/7). If your playback PC has Internet access, the viewing software can utilize Google Earth or Maps to retrace your recorded route simultaneously during playback.

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Evasive Motorsports
Tow stickers
These tow hook indicator stickers are made with a high-gloss finish for extra protection. This triangulated decal measures 4.25x3.75 inches and features the Evasive Motorsports logo. It nicely complements any tow hook.

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Buddy Club
P1 Limited Edition seats
The bucket seat frame is designed to give full body support for any driving condition. It is strong and lightweight, while wear and tear is limited by applying suede material to the key points of the seat. High-quality mesh and wool mat were used to help air circulation and padding. The P1 seats weigh in at only 5 kg/11 lbs and are available in red/gray, black/gray and red/black color combos.

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Godspeed Project
996 rollcage
These rollbars and cages meet or exceed the safety requirements for most off-road tracks and will reduce the body roll by at least 40 percent. Godspeed Project bars and cages have been designed to easily install and provide maximum protection. The fit in your vehicle allows quick and easy entry and, most importantly, quick exiting, while conforming closely to your interior for a clean, unobtrusive look and feel.

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Full Face helmet
The Snell SA-2010 Full Face helmet is loaded with many features you would expect to find in a helmet costing much more. These features include a lightweight composite shell, an aluminum pivot kit with an adjustable friction lock, plus a silicone shield gasket to keep out dust and dirt. A wide eye port provides great peripheral vision and allows for the use of personal eyewear. The distortion-free, low-fog polycarbonate face shield is a full 3mm thick and comes with eight-position, hand-ratcheting, tear-off posts.

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HANS Devices
Sport Series neck restraint
Don’t gamble with potential head and neck injuries and get a Sport Series HANS Device from Summit Racing. You’ll get the same protection drivers in NASCAR, World Rally, F1 and other professional classes rely on. Made from injection-molded carbon composite, The Sport Series HANS Device attaches to your helmet and shoulder-style harness with adjustable tethers. In the event of an impact, the HANS Device will protect your head and neck from serious injury.

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LT Series fire protection systems
When it comes to protecting yourself and your car from fire, you can rely on a Safecraft fire suppression system — the brand used by more NASCAR, NHRA, and SCCA competitors than any other. Safecraft’s LT Series fire protection systems are permanently installed in your race car, ready to protect you in the event of a fire. They feature a billet aluminum discharge head with two separate discharge ports, allowing you to run a line to the engine and one to the cockpit.

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HX-10II helmet
Carbon fiber is known for being a lightweight material that’s also strong and durable. That’s why HJC chose the most advanced carbon-fiber materials for the HX-10II. Suitable for every type of racing, the HX-10II provides full airflow with its Advanced Channeling System, along with a removable and washable Nomex interior.

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GP Pro Racing Suit
This lightweight, three-layer performance racing suit is designed for professional drivers. This suit features advanced safety materials and is constructed with strict quality and design standards for the best possible fit and maximum heat-transfer protection. An updated ergonomic design ensures the best fit for the driver.

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Summit Racing
Multi-layer driving jackets and pants
Quality driver protection doesn’t have to be expensive, and Summit Racing’s multi-layer driving jackets and pants provide SFI-approved fire protection at a great price. The jackets and pants are made for Summit Racing by G-FORCE and feature a Pyrovatex outer shell and a moisture-wicking inner layer to help keep you comfortable lap after lap.

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Summit Racing
Akron, OH
Tampa, FL 33619
Buddy Club USA
Ontario, CA 91761
RECARO North America Inc.
Auburn Hills, MI 48320
Los Angeles, CA 90061
Autopower Industries
San Diego, CA
Concord, CA
HJC Motorsports
Cerritos, CA 90703
Stack Ltd.
UK , UT _____
Torrance, CA 90505
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
HANS Performance Products
Atlanta, GA 30341
Speedway Motors
Lincoln, ME 68528
Evasive Motorsports
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
South El Monte, CA 91733
California Car Cover
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Cusco Racing
Huntington Beach, CA 92647



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