Curriculum Safety Seminar Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix – 2012

And a special thank you to Jim Michaelian and his Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Staff for their support and precious endorsements.
Racing Goes Safer!

April 14, 2012.
9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Promenade l RoomS 102 A & B
Lunch provide from 12:30


Motorsports Safety Seminar Presents: Stand21 Safety Foundation
Expert Safety Lecturers
1. Dr. John Melvin: How to minimize body injury in case of racecar crashes?
2. Dr. Gilbert Hakim: Maximize fire protection, and what is heat stress?
3. Ed Becker: Safe helmets; what are the standards, how do they improve safety for racecar drivers?
4. Dr. Jacques Dallaire: Mental skills… How they can affect racecar driver performance and safety.

9:00AM to 9:05AM Introduction/Moderator: Don Taylor

Don Taylor has performed many technical roles in the motorsports sector.
He is currently a consultant to an automobile manufacturer for their racing program, and recently served as Senior Advisor, Competition Rules for the $10M, 100MPG, Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize vehicle design competition. At the NHRA, as Sr. Director–National Technical Operations, he was responsible for driver safety improvements.
As Group Manager at GM Racing he guided the factory NASCAR, Drag Racing, and Motorsports Safety programs. He began his career as an engineer and stylist on various production and concept car projects at Ford.
Mr. Taylor holds a BSME from the University of Illinois, a BFA in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

9:05 AM to 9:15 AM. Yves Morizot Stand 21 President: Why and How a
Motorsport safety foundation?

Stand 21 has been producing world class safety equipment for over 42 years, it is Stand 21’s only business, with a passion that led to the creation of the Stand 21Safety Foundation. Organized under the banner “Racing Goes Safer,” (www.racinggoessafer.com) the Stand 21 Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization with a primary purpose of promoting enhanced motorsports safety.
It pursues this goal by working in collaboration with motorsports scientific bodies, such as the FIA Institute for motorsports safety, and the SNELL and SFI Foundation…..
Working with major race series’ organizers, including the FIA, NHRA, SCCA, SCTA, and score, these organizations, safety related seminars and lectures are presented by high profile experts and specialists, at major racing event.
By drawing together the experience of the motorsport safety experts, universities, medical research groups, and Stand 21’s own in-house R&D, the latest thinking and discoveries can be shared with the rest of the motorsports world.
Overall, the MISSION of Stand21 Safety foundation’s is to improve motorsport safety by raising safety awareness, through education within the motorsports world.

9:20 AM to 10:10 AM. Dr. John Melvin

Biomechanical engineer, Dr. John Melvin, has worked in research with doctors for over 43 years to understand how the body is injured and how to minimize injuries in a car crash. As research manager for the GM Racing Safety Program from 1992 through 1998 and as an independent advisor on racing car crash protection for IRL, CART, F-1, USAC, NASCAR, NHRA, and GM, Ford and Dodge Racing, he has analyzed hundreds of racecar crash recordings from Indy Car and NASCAR stock cars. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on racecar driver crash protection

How to minimize and prevent driver injury.

• What is a good Harness?
• What is a good seat?
• What you have to do to make your cockpit safe?

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM. Dr. Gilbert Hakim.

(Presentation prepared by Terry Trammell M.D Indy consultant & FIA Medical Institute Board Member.)*
Dr. Hakim has been testifying as an accident re-constructionist since 1999, and he has also been in legal court as a bio-mechanical expert and as an accident re-constructionist expert. Dr. Hakim has many degrees and certifications in Low Impact Car Accidents, accident reconstruction, sports medicine, physical therapy as well as a master certificate in Whiplash injuries. Dr. Hakim also is a certified BACKSAFE / SITTINGSAFE Instructor for industrial injuries.
Dr. Hakim has been in practice since 1989 and is currently practicing in both Southern and Northern California. He has had a successful career in vintage auto racing since 1989 and continues to participate in vintage and SCCA auto racing as both a participant and a driving instructor.

Sadly, every week around the world Fire Crashes still happen…
How a race car driver can relate to Heat Stress, what are the symptoms
• What is Heat Stress
• What effect the Heat Stress has on performance
• How a fire suit protects against heat stress
• What determines how a fire suit protects?

*Dr. Trammell is one of the first fellowship trained spinal surgeons in Indiana, with more than 20 years of experience. He is best known for his involvement in motorsports medicine and his involvement in racing. Dr. Trammell is involved in cutting edge research and surgical techniques and deals with all spine related disorders and injuries.
11:05AM to 11:45 AM.  Ed Becker: Snell Foundation  

What is a safe Helmet?

Ed Becker: Edward Becker is Executive Director/Chief Engineer at the Snell Memorial Foundation, Inc. Mr. Becker has worked for Snell for over twenty years, and has published over a dozen articles and chapters in scientific journals and books on crash impact studies and head injuries.
What are the Helmets standards and how they differ and how they improve safety for the race car drivers?
• How and why the Helmet Standards came into effect
• What are the different Snell standards? How do they differ from other Helmet Standards?
What is a safe Helmet?
• What are the different sorts of accidents? Video
• What are the Standards? (SNELL 2005/2010 and FIA)
• In lab Helmet test.
• What protection a good helmet should provide?
• How/what is important in a helmet fitting?
11:50AM to 12:45 PM. Dr. Jacques Dallaire  

Mental Skills… How they can affect race car driver performance
and safety.

Dr. Jacques Dallaire was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006. He is a Founding Member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) and has been an ongoing member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
"In our sport, as in many others, confidence and excellent concentration skills are critical to performance. The need to stay focused while controlling a high performance race car at high speed in very close traffic demands that we avoid distractions and stay focused on this challenging task.”
1:00PM RACING GOES SAFER Get Together Lunch
To Attend this Important Safety Seminar:

RSVP by email: aamokrane@stand21.fr
By Phone: Abder at (949)-394-8462

Seminar cost: $20, which covers the cost of the Toyota Long Beach ticket with events access as well as lunch provided after the lecture.


This safety lecture has been endorsed by the following organizations:
• Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix
• SCORE Baja 1000
• World Challenge
• Porsche Owner Club
• HSR West


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