IMPACT Racing loses SFI Certification

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IMPACT Racing loses SFI Certification

Post by BOB ELLIS » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:41 am

Anyone with Bill Simpsons IMPACT Racing equipment won't be happy.

SFI are pulling their certifcation after learning that fake (made in Asia) tags were fitted to IMPACT products.

Read more here www.Sfifoundation.com

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Update on IMPACT Racing Products

Post by BOB ELLIS » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:18 pm

This is the just released statement from the SCTA:

Southern California Timing Association, Inc.
Bonneville Nationals, Incorporated


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

RE: DECERTIFICATION OF MOST SFI APPROVED IMPACT RACING PRODUCTS

The following press release from SFI was announced this past Friday and in essence it decertifies most
of the SFI approved Impact Racing products. This quote was taken from the press release: “At this time
SFI does not know how many products have counterfeit labels and patches and which ones have
authentic labels and patches. Therefore, it was unfortunately necessary to decertify all the products
manufactured by Impact pursuant to SFI specifications 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1 and 16.5.” The full press release
can be viewed by following this link: http://www.sfifoundation.com/

After careful consideration and investigation by the SCTA Technical Committee, inclusive of
information exchanged with representatives from the safety certification organizations SFI and Snell,
SCTA / BNI has decided to follow their recommendations. In plain English this is how this decision
may affect you. If you currently own any of the decertified Impact Racing products listed below you will
be required to replace them with a non-Impact product prior to competing at an SCTA-BNI event.

3.2A Driver Suits (3.2A/1, 3.2A/3, 3.2A/5)
3.2A Driver Suits (3.2A/10, 3.2A/15, 3.2A/20)

3.3 Driver Accessories:
Arm Restraints
Shoes (3.3/5)
Drag Boots (3.3/15, 3.3/20)
Gloves (3.3/1, 3.3/5, 3.3/10, 3.3/15, 3.3/20)
Harness Pads
Helmet Supports
Hoods/Balaclavas
Socks
Underclothing

16.1 Driver Restraint Assemblies
16.5 Stock Car Driver Restraint Assemblies

Other Impact products not listed MAY also be under scrutiny and may be decertified at any time in the
future. Impact manufactured helmets ARE NOT decertified at this time. However, if the helmet has an
SFI certification tag for the nomex interior or balaclavas, then you will be required to use an additional
nomex head sock, manufactured by another company, with a SFI certification tag attached.

For specific questions please contact:

Lee Kennedy, Technical Director
Lee.Kennedy@AVMetrics.net

805.421.5056 Ext 113(O)
818.519.6896 (C)

Steve Davies, Chief Car Inspector
flyingkiwi97@aol.com
(714) 671-9454

Van Butler, Motorcycle Committee Chair
SCTA – BNI
catherinejuneau3@mac.com
(949) 497-6478 .

The DLRA will follow in not allowing this gear in competition,So if you have Impact equipment , DON"T bring it to Lake Gairdner.

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Impact Racingc /SFI Press Release

Post by Cookey » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:37 pm

Press release issued yesterday.
http://www.impactraceproducts.com/pdfs/ ... 012010.pdf

Will no doubt have many racers breathing a sigh of relief :!: :!: :!:
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Post by OLDtimer » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:40 pm

Problem solved ! Pete. DLRA #6

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Post by BOB ELLIS » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:55 pm

http://www.scta-bni.org/UPDATE%20OF%20C ... IPMENT.pdf.

Not quite solved yet Pete , the above is the latest from SCTA. They are only now concerned with 2009-2010 manufacture dates, I've not personally seen any Impact brand gear at our race meet , so unlikely it would be a drama here. Some ANDRA teams use it , and ANDRA has said they will allow it to end of June.

I for one hope it is all over legal stuff, and not the quality of the safety products.

Jim Diest & Bill Simpson are the pioneers of driver safety , The story of Simpson getting set alight in the pits at Indy is worthy reading,(it used to be on the inside cover of their catalog).If i can find my old one i'll post it here.

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