Mobil 1 NASCAR Automotive Technology Series: HANS Device

Mobil 1 NASCAR Automotive Technology Series: HANS Device


since they’ve been racing they’ve been reckoned many see it as one of Nascars attractions the danger that stalks the dash to the finish line that danger is real and all too familiar danger getting killed getting hurt getting burned was just part of the deal you wanted to go racing you had to put up with the best explanation I can understand is that people that race our people have decided to either accept the risk or they are willing to ignore the risk the Hans or head and neck support tethers the drivers helmet to a collar the seatbelts placed over the collar ensures the head moves with the body diminishing whiplash during impact 91 we thought we had something that was refined enough to sell and we didn’t sell many about 250 in the next nine years I had a Hans device that sat in the transporter for a year I never put it on I mean I tried it once and it wasn’t comfortable and and that was that I was not at all happy of somebody telling me I had to strap a piece of carbon fiber to my neck knowing that my vertebrae is a half-inch away and my spinal cord is right inside of that you cannot expect the racers to use a piece of equipment if it’s going to disturb them or bother them because they want to win that’s their number one goal and if you do anything that distracts them from that they aren’t gonna pick it up and use it safety has greatly improved over the years but even with drivers securely belted into their cars the head and neck are susceptible to deadly forces upon impact basilar skull fracture is the most common way that race car drivers have been killed over the years and I realized in the crash the tortoise was restrained the head is unrestrained and most forward if I could counteract that motion of the head then I could restrain the head relative to the torso reduced in the neck tension and essentially eliminate the motions and forces that caused the spacers fell fracture several incidents have shown the effectiveness of the Hans in protecting drivers during head-on collisions oh my gosh I have never seen anything like that in my wife they hit that wall in time I will guarantee you that impact was well over a hundred eighty probably 185 miles per hour Lanice some of these crashes they concede accelerations of light 120 150 GS and the passenger car safety standards think guys gonna be dead if he gets 60 G’s it’s like oh my gosh I’ve crashed pretty hard in Sprint Cup car and like we actually soar and three days later you feel fine so I don’t know I think it’s it’s a huge huge benefit to all racers out there it’s second nature now I mean you don’t even know it’s all Hans device has been a benefit to all of auto racing I still believe though that some teams and some organizations in some series don’t use it to its full benefit for more on automotive technology keep it here on NASCAR calm


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