Well we did it, we built our first SEMA car. The TAKATA racing Scion FR-S was at the Toyo Tire display in Las Vegas. Thank you to all that have helped us out with with the build of our car. For pictures of the build check out the TAKATA Racing USA page. For those of you who missed it the next stop will be at the PRI show in Orlando FL November 29-Decmber 1. Come check it out for yourself.
The main focus of this build is, to provide the track day enthusiast, with car that can be both a daily driver and an effective road course, drift, or drag car. Our selection of performance and safety equipment ensures that the driver is planted in the seat and on the track. Every part was carefully selected to keep the car functional, but aggressive in styling, performance, and safety. TAKATA is safety – Safety First.
It was another weekend for the record books at Indy. The GRAND-AM and NASCAR Nationwide teams got to roll through the hallowed gates for the first time. On Saturday Brad Keselowski cruised to victory with Penske teammate Sam Hornish Jr finishing second giving Roger Penske his 100th NASCAR win.
In the Nationwide race the top five finishers all had Schroth Racing belts. On Sunday it was Jimmie Johnson who got to kiss the bricks for the fourth time. Jimmie dominated the race and finished 4.758 second ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch scoring his 58th career win. Jimmie Johnson winning the race was a big story but so was the 4th place finish by his teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. who took over the Points lead for the first time since 2004.
The Top 7 finishers of Sundays Cup race were all using Schroth Racing Belts.
It’s been a long wait for us on these, but the seat backs have passed their strength tests with flying colors, and now we’re ready to start shipping these QuickFit and QuickFit Pro harnesses.
They work the same way the other QuickFit Harnesses work, which is to say they are extremely easy to install and use. They attach to factory mounting locations and require only a couple tabs be installed on outboard locations. Once the initial installation is completed, you’re free to put them in and take them out as simply as you would buckle and unbuckle any normal seatbelt buckle.
Remember, the difference between QuickFit and QuickFit Pro is that the QuickFit Pro is designed to be used with a HANS device and has a central Cam Lock instead of a more conventional buckle. Read more below about each option:
» Mini Specific Quick Fit Harness
» Mini Specific QuickFit Pro Harness
Our first container of Cobra Seats has arrived! We have a full selection of all models of FIA 2012 racing shells with the new Pro-Fit™ system. Pro-Fit™ provides for different thickness of back, butt, and thigh support cushions to optimize the fit of the seat. Drivers sharing a car can use different inserts to improve the fit rather than using loose pieces of foam or other less desirable material.
Our new Misano, Daytona, and Monaco seats now have integrated mounts for a 6-point sub-strap built into the bottom of the seat. This make it the perfect replacement seat for your Porsche or Corvette that does double duty for street and track days. This is a first in the industry and designed specifically for the US market demands.
Last weekend of racing resulted in big wins for NASCAR’s Joey Logano at Pocono and IndyCar’s Justin Wilson at Texas!
Joey, in his #20 Home Depot Toyota, battled with his mentor Mark Martin for the last few laps and at the end nudged Mark out of the way for the pass that led him to victory. It was a well earned win and his second in the Cup series. His first win was back in 2009 at a rain shortened event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Joey has been doing much better this year with a few wins in Nationwide and good finishes in Cup. This win will get him closer to a shot to make the Chase for the first time in his career. We wish you luck Joey!
Justin Wilson took the checkered flag after starting only 17th in the field. With two laps leader Graham Rahal slide wide on turn 4 and contacted the wall – it was just enough for Justin to pull past him on the back straight. Justin held the lead for the last 1.5 laps and Graham managed to hold on to his cobbled car to finish a frustrating second. This was justins as he went a bit too wide and contacted the wall in turn 4but in the end a error causing a crash by Graham Rahal in the 4th turn with two laps left opened the door to Justin. This was his first win on an oval and his first win since Watkins Glen in 2009. Justin uses a SCHROTH Formula belt with 2″ laps and double shoulder belts.
Cobra has just appointed HMS as an authorized North American Importer. We have already received our first shipment of seats with FIA 2012 Certification and are ready to help you choose the best seat for your application.
Pictured is the Cobra Sebring Ultralite seat, which is less than 11 pounds and made of Carbon Fiber. We are quite excited to take this step with Cobra as we have been selling their products for years with great success. You should see some new Cobra products on our site in the next week.
Dealer Inquiries are welcome!
We are also excited to offer these products to our extensive dealer network. So if you’re looking to sell Cobra seats, please ring us up and talk through the dealer program with us.
The racing season has ended and winter testing is already underway for many Grand AM and NASCAR teams. It was a great season for Schroth Racing drivers. In Nascar when the smoke cleared at Homestead-Miami Speedway it was Tony Stewart capturing his 3rd Sprint Cup championship. HMS and Schroth Racing would like to congratulate Tony on a great season winning 5 out of the 10 chase races.
Schroth Racing drivers had an outstanding 2011 season:
- Trevor Bayne-Daytona 500 Champion
- Ty Dillon- ARCA Series Champion
- Austin Dillon-Camping World Truck Series Champion
- Kevin Harvick Inc- Camping World Truck Series Owners Championship
- Dario Frachitti-IZOD INDY Car Series Champion
- Tony Stewart-Sprint Cup Series Champion
HMS would like to wish all racers a happy and safe holiday season!
Kyle Busch has been busy the last two weeks winning races and leaving his mark on the NASCAR record books – and he’s been doing it wearing a Stilo ST4W Carbon helmet!
On July 9th, Kyle registered his 99th win in NASCAR’s top three series dominating the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. After the race we caught up with Kyle who said, “This is cool man. This is right up there with the best of them. I haven’t won the big ones, so this is as good as it gets right now. I can’t put it into words.”
The win capped off an impressive weekend in which saw Kyle win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday and finish third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday.
What did he do for an encore? The following weekend, Kyle won the NASCAR Nationwide Series New England 200 at New Hampshire Speedway. With the win, Kyle became the third driver in the history of NASCAR to collect 100 national series victories and tied Mark Martin atop the all-time NASCAR Nationwide Series wins list, at 49.
“It’s fun to look back and see that my name is atop the list of names that have made the Nationwide Series what it is today — Mark Martin, Sam Ard and Tommy Houston to name a few,” said Busch. “There’s many more wins to go, hopefully. We can certainly make it a large number one day and we’ll see how that all tallies up in the end.”
Stilo is proud to be a part of keeping Kyle safe while he races hard. This year, while Kyle has been using the Stilo ST4W Carbon helmet in all of his races, he told us “The integrated ear muffs cut the overall noise by about 30% compared to my old helmet. I can hear more of what’s going on with my race vehicle which allows me to focus on racing with less distraction.”
Kyle also uses SCHROTH belts in all his race cars.
HMS/Stilo was at Indianapolis this week working with Paul Tracy to fit a Stilo St4F FIA 8860 helmet. After some fine tuning by Derek we were able to get Paul into a helmet that he will use in the 100th running of this years Indianapolis 500. Keep an eye out for the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Wix Filter no 23 car. Paul also has been a longtime user of Schroth Racing harnessbelts.
HMS would like to wish Paul and his team good luck in the upcoming race. You should also check out Paul Tracy’s Indy 500 Diary that he is writing on racer.com.
For the second week in a row the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick has snuck its way to the checked flag in the final laps of the race. At the start of the race things were not going all that well, then he crashed and everything got much better!
His win at Martinsville on Sunday was probably not popular with many fans because the man he beat was Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who looked like he was finally going to end his long winless streak to the wild cheers of the fans.
Kyle Busch, who was strong throughout the race, came in 3rd which moved him up three positions to the top spot in the points standings.
Great driving by all of these drivers … all wearing SCHROTH harnessbelts of course!