Dirt Late Model Council Safety Specs for 2017


Dirt Late Model Council Safety Specs for 2017

Safecraft Fire Suppression System’s AT10 Complies
with New Unified Dirt Late Model Council Safety Specs for 2017

Pittsburg, Calif. – Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems, the racing industry’s favorite and most trusted name in motorsports for over 20 years, announced today that its Model AT10 fully complies with the new unified Dirt Late Model councils’ safety specs released earlier today.

“We’re pleased that concerns for driver safety is coming to the forefront—more than ever before,” said Pat O’Keefe, veteran racer and President & CEO of Safecraft. “Our systems have always been developed and customized to fit the drivers’ needs and vehicles’ functionality. It’s an honor that the council recognizes fire safety features that we’re known for and that drivers in all racing series rely on.”

The Unified Dirt Late Model Council Safety Specs will be integrated into the 2017 General Rules and Specifications, effective January 1, 2017. Details for other categories can be found at the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series website.

Details/specs for Fire Suppression:

  • All racecars must be equipped with a thermally deployed automatic fire suppression system. The fire suppression system will consist of a DOT approved cylinder manufactured from aluminum or steel with a capacity of ten (10) lbs. of fire extinguishing agent, steel or steel reinforced lines, and two (2) thermally activated discharge nozzles.
  • All systems must meet or exceed SFI 17.1 specifications.
  • Systems must be fully charged with ten (10) lbs. of DuPont FE-36, 3M™ Novec™ 1230, or Fire Aide and display a legible and valid SFI and manufacturer label depicting fire extinguishing agent, capacity, and certification date. Cylinders that or beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced and re-labeled by the manufacturer.
  • Cylinders must be mounted forward of the fuel cell. Cylinders must be securely mounted to the frame/roll cage assembly. The certification label must be unobstructed and easily accessible for inspection when the mounting is complete.
  • The cylinder must be connected to the nozzles with steel or steel reinforced lines.
  • Two (2) thermally activated nozzles must be used. One (1) nozzle must be located directly above the fuel cell in the fuel cell area and the second nozzle must be located in the driver cockpit area.
  • An optional manual override cable may be added to the system.

Safecraft’s AT10:

  • Completely automatic system with dual thermally activated discharge nozzles
  • SFI 17.1- certified/ labeled
  • 10 lb fully-charged with 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Extinguishing Fluid
  • Includes cylinder mounting brackets
  • Steel reinforced lines (custom lengths available)
  • Easy-to-install instructions
  • Manual discharge override available

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