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Nov 12, 2009

DC Shoes
PRO SPEC 2.0

Tested and developed by DC drivers Ken Block, Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra, the Spring 2010 introduction of DC's latest driving shoes, the PRO SPEC 2.0 and 2.0 MID, marks a new level of commitment in top-of-the-line driving shoes. The most unique characteristic of the PRO SPEC 2.0 and PRO SPEC 2.0 MID are their continued use of DC's innovative skateboard shoe technologies and exclusive construction technique that gives all the benefits of vulcanized rubber without sacrificing comfort. DC's Drop-in Cushion System and Heel Gel insert are also integrated into the PRO SPEC 2.0 family for exceptional shock absorption and comfort.
www.dcshoes.com/auto

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Takata
4-Point Harness

The 3-inch-wide green racing harness that has come to be known as the standard for serious competition in Japan meets FIA 8853/98 and 8854/98 specifications for safety and security. With a world-class cam lock buckle device, belt length adjusters, fasteners and four short eye bolts for easy installation and removal, Takata harnesses are unsurpassed in quality and design.
www.takataracingproducts.com

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ARD
272 Racing Gloves

Leading Japanese racing gear manufacturer ARD has just released these new racing gloves, the flagship model ARD-272. This is the first racing glove with a non-symmetrical design that satisfies the strictest FIA regulations. These highly functional racing gloves also feature a unique artistic embroidery design for a high-fashion appearance.
www.5zigenusa.com
310-608-5575

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HJC
AR-10 Helmet

HJC's affordable and lightweight AR-10 meets or exceeds SNELL SA2005 safety standards. With a plush, removable and washable Nomex interior and an advanced ACS ventilation system, the AR-10 represents one of the best value-priced, SA-rated helmets on the market. Available in sizes XS-XXL and in white and rubbertone-black.
www.hjc-motorsports.com
562-407-2186

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OMP
WRC Racing Seat

In times of economic uncertainty, European seats are hard to find, but OMP America is fully stocked and ready to satisfy the market demand with its model range. The WRC model is FIA homologated, HANS compatible and also available in carbon. The gel-coated fiberglass shell features W-type fixing points and five seatbelt openings. The split leg cushion is removable and adjustable. The seat is offered in black, blue and red and in an XL version.
www.ompamerica.com
305-373-0051

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Stack
Multi Function Display (Mfd) Data Acquisition System

Multi Function Display (MFD) systems from Stack are flexible, high spec dash-loggers combining the proven benefits of integrated STACK Display systems with the latest data-logging technology. Features include 14 input display and recording capability and can be expanded to monitor up to 45 channels for more advanced users.
www.stackinc.com
888-867-5183

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Works Bell
Rapfix II Steering Wheel Quick Release

The Rapfix II uses a patented ball locking design that won't back off during driving but allows for quick and easy removal of the steering wheel for added security when parking. With a track-proven, forged-aluminum body, the Rapfix II also makes it easier to get in and out of your race car.
www.aspecproducts.com
626-618-1100

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Hazardous Sports
Headcase

After spending big bucks on a premium helmet, a custom paint job, radio ear buds and a tinted visor, don't trust this investment to any old helmet bag. The Hazardous Headcase uses dense molded foam that's heat-fused in two layers of poly-fiber performance fabrics. A large-volume, soft inner compartment fits all helmet brands and types, and its tough ballistic nylon exterior, heavy-duty handle, heavy-duty mesh side pockets, five "D" rings and internal utility pocket for ear pieces, keys, credentials, ID and credit cards make it the perfect helmet case.
www.5zigenusastore.com

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Cobra Racer
PRO 7

The Cobra Racer Pro 7 is the world's first FIA Kevlar-composite race seat that will fit into the narrowest of chassis fitments. Designed in the UK around the Lotus Elise/Exige standard chassis, the Racer 7 will even fit cars that requires a slim seat. With a maximum external width of 20.25 inches across at the shoulder supports and 17.75 inches (the widest point) at the base, the Racer 7 will go into the smallest of "tunnel to sill gaps," but with its ergonomic design and generous internal width, it still feels comfortable. Available in Black Vinyl or Black Spacer fabric.
www.subesports.com
714-847-1501

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Aim Sports
Smartycam

The new SmartyCam from AiM Sports combines a video camera, a solid state widescreen video recorder, a high-speed GPS, a triaxial accelerometer, an internal and external audio, and a real-time data source all in one waterproof design that fits in the palm of your hand. Configurable alpha masked data objects, such as tachometer, speedometer, g-forces, custom logos, and track map, are overlaid on crisp DVD quality video in real time. Connect the SmartyCam to more than 200 OEM or third-party ECUs currently supported for even more available data objects, or connect directly to an AiM Sports data logger.
www.smartycam.com
800-718-9090

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Alpinestars
GP Tech Racing Suit

Developed in conjunction with Alpinestars F1 and NASCAR teams, this high-performance auto racing suit gives drivers the highest level of comfort, flexibility and safety, together with simple yet distinctive styling. This SFI-approved suit features all new construction for 2009 that uses three layers of highly breathable and lightweight Nomex for maximum comfort and safety. With AC fabric on the back, arms and legs, this suit provides excellent ventilation and aids the driver with body-heat transfer and moisture absorption.
www.alpinestars.com

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Go Pro
Motorsports Hero Wide

The world's smallest, wireless onboard video camera, the Motorsports HERO Wide quick-release attaches to helmets, cars, motorcycles, boats, planes and so on. It also features the industry's widest 170-degree wide-angle lens and five-megapixel sensor for the most immersive point-of-view video and photos possible from a wearable sports camera. Shockproof and waterproof to 100 feet, the Motorsports HERO Wide can shoot up to 56 minutes of high-resolution video. Battery life is improved to three hours of video record time when using Lithium batteries and two hours when using NiMH rechargeable batteries.
www.goprocamera.com

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Vertex USA
10 Star Steering Wheel

Vertex USA is proud to introduce the 10 Star Steering Wheel. Wrapped in Italian leather and featuring a 90mm deep dish design, the authentic Vertex stitching and horn button and 10 Star design (available in red or blue) will help set your project car or track car apart from the crowd.
www.vertex-usa.com
888-383-7839

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Racepak
IQ3 Data Logger Dash

Racepak Data Systems IQ3 Data Logger Dash merges Racepak's V-net single-cable sensor technology and proven GPS-based data logging with a fully programmable display, creating a complete data center for serious motorsports competitors. This unique dash features an internal 32-sensor channel data logger, while lap time, track mapping and speed are obtained by the internal GPS board and three-axis g-force meter. This eliminates the need for an external data logger, beacon receiver and wheel speed sensor.
www.iq3dash.com
949-709-5555

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OMP
Racing Harnesses

The 801 four-point and 802 six-point harnesses are OMP's top belts for today's needs. New and improved, OMP's belts are truly considered the next generation harnesses. Lightweight and ergonomically designed buckles and belts are offered with a black, blue or red 3-inch strap.
www.ompamerica.com
305-373-0051

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Molecule Labs
Wash Kit

Molecule Labs' most popular kit includes a 16-ounch pour bottle of Molecule Wash, a 16-ounch trigger spray bottle of Molecule Spot Cleaner and a 4-ounch pump spray bottle of Molecule Refresher. The Wash product effectively cleans Nomex and other technical fabrics in standard washing machines, removes contaminants that can degrade fabric performance and contains an anti-microbial agent that inhibits the growth of bacterial odors. The Spot Cleaner penetrates deeply into Nomex fabric to dissolve and suspend tough spots and stains that can create combustible hot spots. Molecule Refresher reduces odors on all types of technical fabrics while maintaining fabric breathability.
www.moleculelabs.com
707-746-1062

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Hans Device
Sports Series

The newest head and neck restraint from HANS is its Sports Series, the most affordable HANS Device ever offered. The new Sport Series HANS has the same features as the Professional Series but is heavier in weight. New for 2009, you can choose between two different ways your HANS Device attaches to your helmet: the LW2 Anchor system keeps the HANS Device attached to your helmet even while not in use, or the Post Anchor system that most people are used to already and allows the Hans to be separated from the helmet easily.
www.hansdevice.com

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OMP
WRC Steering Wheel

OMP's mid-depth dish WRC wheel is one of the company's most popular items. The diameter is 350mm with a 30mm round handgrip. The wheel is supplied with the horn button and is offered with black smooth and suede leather.
www.ompamerica.com
305-373-0051

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Alpinestars
ZX-Nomex Underwear

Complying with FIA and SFI regulations, Alpinestars' ZX-Nomex underwear features new construction and material technology for greater comfort and breathability. Constructed of 180 grade 100 percent Nomex fabric for a stretchable, aggressive and athletic fit, the flat seams and asymmetric front/rear cut design increase comfort and strength. ZX-Nomex underwear is a critical part of an athlete's protective layers and works in harmony with Alpinestars suits.
www.alpinestars.com

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Cobra
Sebring Pro Ultralite

The Cobra Sebring Pro Ultralite sets a new standard in ultra-lightweight competition seating. The Sebring Pro Ultralite is constructed in a 100 percent carbon-fiber shell weighing a mere 4.0kgs (15 lbs finished weight) including full HANS compatibility and integrated lateral head restraint.
www.subesports.com
714-847-1501

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Sources

DC Shoes, Inc.
Vista, CA 92081
http://www.dcshoes.com
Vertex
San Diego, CA 92111
888-383-7839
http://www.vertex-usa.com
Takata Racing Products
Greensboro, NC 27408
http://www.takataracingproducts.com
HJC Motorsports
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-407-2186
http://www.hjc-motorsports.com
OMP America, LLC.
Miami, FL 33131
305-373-0051
http://www.ompamerica.com
ARD
Carson, CA 90746
310-608-5575
http://www.5zigenusa.com
Hazardous Sports
Carson, CA 90746
310-608-5575
http://www.5zigenusa.com
AIM Sports
Milan, Italy,
http://www.smartycam.com
Stack Ltd.
UK , UT _____
888-867-5183
http://www.stackinc.com
Works Bell
S El Monte, CA 91733
626-618-1100
http://www.aspecproducts.com
Cobra Racer
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-847-1501
http://www.subesports.com
Alpinestars
Torrance, CA 90505
323-325-9814
http://www.alpinestars.com
GoPro
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
http://www.gopro.com
Racepak Data Systems / CSI
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
949-709-5555
http://www.iq3dash.com
Molecule Labs, Inc.
Benicia, CA 94510
707-746-1062
http://www.moleculelabs.com
HANS Performance Products
Atlanta, GA 30341
888-426-7999
http://www.hansdevice.com

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