Speedway Motors‘ roots in Sprint Car racing go back to the earliest days of the company, and they have stayed involved in the open wheel classes. With the new rules released by the newly-formed Sprint Car Council, there has been some confusion with the safety requirements in 410 racing for the 2019 season. Jason Martin, from Speedway Motors and Eagle Motorsports, discusses the rule changes on sprint car support bars. The new rule was created to increase safety by decreasing the span between the front and rear uprights. Luckily, Speedway Motors now offer bars that can easily be welded to your current chassis, to bring it up to date.
In order to help Their customers update their chassis, They’ve developed a curved support bar that can be bought separately. The right-side bar must be welded between 15 and 20-inches from the front to rear upright. This product attaches around 17-inches, so it doesn’t get in the way of the driver. Once attached, the new bar creates more support and helps prevent collapsing in case of a crash.
As for the left side, current safety cages will not meet the new standards. If there is a safety cage attached, it will simply need to be removed and replaced with one that is the correct diameter. The new rule states that the support bars on the left side need to be attached above the shock-tower crossbar, to the 15-20-inch range. Their new product is easy and straightforward to weld, especially if the car doesn’t have a safety cage already attached. All of these products can be found on our website, check them out at Speedway Motors.
Eagle Motorsports Outlaw Flat Safety Bar, Left Hand Side (Part # 94611321)
Eagle Motorsports Outlaw Bent Safety Bar, Left Hand Side (Part # 94611325)
EMI Outlaw Bent Gusset, Upper (Part # 94611326)
Eagle Motorsports Outlaw Bent Gusset, Lower (Part # 94611327)