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White Head Restraint Statement

 

SPEEDWAY SAFETY EQUIPMENT
PRE-PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT
WHITE HEAD RESTRAINT®



The original head restraint!
Originally designed in 1980 by former Winston Cup Crew Chief, George White.

Field-tested
Where others have used dummies for testing, this may be the only restraint system that was tested using a human test driver.

Continually improved
After being designed in 1980, the restraint was placed in use soon thereafter. Once processed through testing and initial design phases, the restraint was placed into racing competition use. Since 1991, the restraint has been in continual competitive use, generating data for continuous improvement. We are now ready to produce our head restraint system for everyone's personal safety.

Restrains while providing driver freedom
While the few other restraints on the market constrain drivers from driving naturally, our restraint has been designed to provide flexibility and freedom of movement.

Independent of all attachments to car seat or car frame
There is no other head restraint design currently on the market that functions independently of all other attachments to the car seat or the car's frame.

All Sizes Available (Adults and Children)
For drivers from Winston Cup to Short Track Racing.
 


 

 

Press Release 2002

Fox6 News Interview

Head Restraint System For Race Drivers Originally Invented In Alabama


    With the unfortunate death of Dale Earnhardt, the racing world has now focused on the potential benefits of Head Restraint Systems. Part of that focus has exposed a head restraint system that had been developed by one of Bobby Allison's crewmembers back in 1980. Recent head restraint devices are nothing more than imitations of George White's hard work. His sacrifice and dedication to your safety is often imitated, but never duplicated. After the tragic death of racing legend Tiny Lund and others, George was inspired to design a device, which if used by race drivers would help to prevent crash related neck injuries.
    To demonstrate his believe in the device, George decided to personally test the unit in a real world crash test. The trial consisted of a head on impact into a concrete barrier. With George behind the wheel the test was completed in Florida on October 30th, 1980. The device performed as it was designed to do… and his test broke three world records (video available on request). George attempted to market his device to race sanctioning bodies and safety manufactures alike; unfortunately the racing industry was not ready for such safety innovations. Only after twenty years of additional injuries has the device been recognized and finally found its rightful place in racing safety.
    Asked about his development, the inventor, George White, showed dual emotions. "I'm glad that someone has finally seen the benefit of what I invented and drivers now have access to this crucial safety innovation. For that I am happy. But I am very disillusioned about inventing safety items when a little guy like me cannot afford to patent and market his inventions. While it will not deter me from following through on several inventions for race drivers that I now have in development, the fact that I received no monetary benefit from my invention certainly undermines my incentives. Only my racing experience and my belief that this is the right thing to do for all race drivers keeps me from quitting my attempts at making improvements and new innovations."
    Asked about his current inventions, George said, "I am advised by my attorney to not discuss them at all. I can't afford to give away another invention. After all, I am one of the little guys among many little guys. I will say that one of the things we are working on is to have the first paraplegic driver participate in Winston Cup racing. This is an ongoing project that has the potential to demonstrate the tremendous accomplishments of the physically challenged. But like so many things in life, having the proper funds and the necessary sponsorship is crucial to completing a project with such vision. "
    With the combined efforts of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Engineering and NASCAR legend Bobby Allison, they have designed several unique pieces of equipment that for the first time, enable a physically challenged driver to participate in professional stock car competition. The group is building several Winston Cup style racecars and a Craftsmen Truck that will form the basis for the first handicapped driver to compete on a level playing field with able-bodied peers.