Hopefully you are arriving at this page because you care
about your life, and wish to preserve it should something
terrible happen while you are in your race car.
Oval Racing in the UK is one of the safest types of
motorsports you will find, lets make that perfectly
But from time to time, fires happen.
If you happen to not only have a fire, but also to be
unconscious at the time, a dangerous scenario becomes even
more life threatening. Just ask Ivan Pritchard, Theo van
Lier or Dean Whitwell, three people who are still with us
only thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of their
fellow racers and track officials in rescuing them from that
I had a conversation with Ivan a few years ago about his
experience, and it was he who gave me the idea of trying to
develop some form of system that would trigger automatically
in the event of a fire, i.e. particularly useful if the
driver was unconscious.
I entered into discussions with one of the companies I deal
with on a regular basis, S.P.A. Design, who are specialists,
amongst other things, in supplying fire suppression systems
to F.I.A. and MSA race and rally teams around the World.
A Test Fire, in this video we set
a fuel fire in the bottom of the cab/rear tank area of a
stockcar cab, the cab quickly gets to temp and the automatic
system deploys the powder and extinguishes the flames.
Following a collaboration that has gone on now for almost 2
years, I am pleased to announce I will be launching the SPA
StoxSafe system, the UK’s first automatic fire suppression
equipment designed specifically for use in full contact race
cars such as F1 Stock Cars and V8 Hotstox.