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Friday, August 5, 2016

SAFETY in racing & pulling - because it can be dangerous - DIESEL Motorsports!

DIESEL Motorsports hears it from all competitors at every event - "why can't I run it's just a small part or equipment needed"! We tech for safety for a reason, a no accident history (knock on wood) is very important in any motorsport.

We turn a few away at events, they get mad and trash us on social media but it is worth it to us when the other 250 plus trucks run with no incidents. Safety equipment saves lives and vehicles!

Proper updating of the equipment will keep you safe when racing or pulling at high horsepower in our diesels. We talk with safety equipment suppliers at least 2-3 times a year on equipment updates and what is available, do you know many of the suppliers will custom make blankets or guards for very little and they are SFI approved.

We see many of our diesel trucks are now running in the 8s in the 1/4 mile using parachutes, do you know after 4-7 deployments the chute should be replaced and the lines attaching it? 

Our techs can not catch everything and the competitor should keep a log on when to update their equipment. If you are now going faster you should check the rules and make the updates to your vehicles. The roll cages and frame certifications should be updated regularly, trucks weigh a lot more than cars and weight difference should be taken into consideration. An SFI updated firesuit is now less than $200, pretty reasonable considering the cost of your diesel truck!

Everyone enjoys watching the sport, and assumes nothing bad can happen at anytime! It can change all so quickly!

DIESEL Motorsports has taken the effort to write our own rules for diesel classes and vehicles. They follow the NHRA and IHRA rules for safety equipment but we have added the extras to include our diesel specific equipment. Plus having the insurance to back up the safety equipment at the same levels of NHRA. 

That is the difference between us and the other promoters in the diesel industry. Many times the purses may or may not be more but we always provide the safety of added expense of insurance and we do pay at the events soon as it is over!

Are we regulated? Yes we are! Are we safe? Yes we are! Please read the rules and invest in proper equipment.

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