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Car Racing Safety Gear: Why You Need

Car Racing Safety Gear: Why You Need

You’d be surprised to find how much of a difference something as simple as a harness can make in your daily practices and events.

Prevention, as they say, is better than cure. In the world of car racing and everyday driving, it’s all about getting the right safety gear. Sometimes, a mere seatbelt can be the difference between a regular day and a trip to the ER.

A Racing Harness

One of the things that make a regular car look like a race car is a racing harness. However, a racing harness isn’t just about making your regular car feel like a race car. It’s also about safety. Every day, racing cars are becoming more demanding and push racers to put more pressure on themselves and the car to reach the finish line. The air dynamic increases in cars makes breaking in race cars more aggressive, and places a higher emphasis on safety. 

What makes a set of harnesses different from a regular reel belt is the surface area that it covers. You are more securely tucked in, and the belts are also better in terms of quality compared to regular belts. Drivers are urged to look for SFI or FIA 8852-2016 approval for most Motorsport disciplines. Having a safety harness that is FIA compliant and comfortable to wear during high pressure driving is important for both mental and physical reassurance.

A Racing Seat

a race car seat

Not only is a racing seat meant to look different, but it is also designed to feel far more secure. Since it comes equipped with side bolsters—something you won’t find in regular cars—you can go all the way when you’re practicing everyday racing, regardless of supervision. The bolsters keep you from sliding this way or that, especially when you turn corners at high speeds.

Additionally, the integrated headrest is designed to keep your head affixed. This helps you prevent concussions, whiplash, and other spinal injuries that can send you to the emergency room.

Steering for Safety

Race car steering wheel.

Of course, steering wheels are important because you can’t drive a car without them—but that isn’t all. Steering wheels are also important for your safety. For instance, did you know that if you were in a crash, having your hands lower on the steering wheel can help you avoid injuries? One at 9 o’clock and one at 3 o’clock can protect you when your airbag puffs up—which is why finding the right kind of steering wheel is so important for any motorist.

Motorsports are more demanding of their steering wheel requirements. Light, responsive steering wheels that provide a precise feel of the tarmac surface are essential for road safety and better control of the car. The OMP Corsica steering wheel is a popular option for anyone looking to buy premium-quality racing steering wheel with a dished competition wheel with 3-spokes finished in anodized aluminum.

Seat Hardware

Steel brackets.

In addition to steering wheels, different kinds of seat hardware are also critical for safeguarding you when you hit the road. Race safety tech is being constantly updated, and anything from a drag course to a race track requires you to come equipped with all the right checks in place. Seat safety hardware is both functional and aesthetic, thereby serving a double purpose. Additionally, the right seat design can also give you the support you need.

Looking for Safety Gear?

You can order seat harnesses, racing seats, seat hardware, and more from Fast Racer. Find out more about our shipping policy online.

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