where our intentions are to keep the sport of Stockcar Racing safe in the event of fire.
Of all the scenarios a driver can face while racing, fire is, quite probably, the most frightening.
That situation becomes even scarier and more life threatening should the driver be unconscious.
Having witnessed various nasty fires over the years, Les Redford, using the brand name StoxSafe, decided to try and make the sport safer by utilising his many contacts within the world of motorsport.
So what can be done to improve the safety of the drivers?
Q) What can be done to minimise the risk of finding yourself in a car with flames licking around you in the first place?
A) Use a custom designed BSCDA approved Fuel Cell
Using a fuel cell is the safest way of carrying petrol in a racecar.
Premier Fuel Systems have been providing fuel cells to all forms of motorsports for many years.
The BSCDA approved fuel cells have been in use since 2015.
Les Redford is the sole agent for BSCDA approved Fuel Cells manufactured by Premier Fuel Systems LTD
Availble in two types, laydown and upright, many leading lights of the F1 world have realised their worth and committed to their use.
Customers include not only top stars such as Nigel Green; Dan Johnson; Will Hunter; Lee Fairhurst and Paul Hines but also budget racers such as Russell Cooper; Michael Scriven and Jacklyn Ellis
Capacity = 20.5 Litres
Weight (emtpy) = <8Kg
Cell/Casing comprises 1.6mm stainless steel casing, FT3 fuel bladder, foam, nut ring, gaskets, cover plate c/w rollover valve, filler neck, screw thread filler cap, dash 8 pickup with filter and outlet.
Each fuel cell is built to order and is initially validated for 5 years use. They can subsequently be tested and revalidated every 2 years.
Because they have a finite life, each cell is made to order. Lead times for build can be up to 5 weeks, so it is advisable to order well in advance.
The fuel cells are currently £755+VAT
The retest fee is currently £175+VAT
Capacity = 20.5 Litres
Weight (empty) = <8Kg
Cell casing comprises 1.6mm stainless steel casing, FT3 fuel bladder, foam, nut ring, gaskets, cover plate c/w rollover valve, filler neck, screw thread filler cap, dash & pickup with filter and outlet.
For modification to -10 pick up and fittings add £85+VAT
For modification to NZ Spec (includes fuel return fitting - for use with electric pumps) add £75+VAT
Thanks to an exciting new development, it doesn't have to be that way.Following almost two years of collaboration and development between Les Redford and SPA Design, we are pleased to announce the U.K.'s first ever automatic fire suppression systems specifically designed for use by full contact race cars.
A groundbreaking new fire suppression system.Designed specifically for the rough and tumble worlds of F1 Stock Car and V8 Hotstox racing, the system is designed to combat fires in and around the fuel tank area and to fire automatically when flames reach the trigger point for the heat sensor, ideal for when there is a fire and the driver is unconscious.