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HANS Device Required for multi-point harness (in 2019)
- Published: 28 April 2018 28 April 2018
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PCA Chief Driving Instructors and Region Officials,
The number one priority of PCA's HPDE Program is track safety. A core belief in the DE program is that a person can purchase a stock Porsche and take it to the track for an HPDE weekend, after an appropriate tech inspection of course.
Some people choose to modify their cars to increase performance and others to increase safety. A popular modification made to track cars is the addition of a multi-point harness system. Starting January 1, 2019, the DE Minimum Standards will be expanded to state that if a driver uses a harness system, he or she will ALSO be required to utilize a head and neck restraint system, commonly referred to as a HANS device.
A head and neck restraint device is an integral part of the harness system. Because the rule of equal restraint always applies, if a driver uses a harness system there must also be a harness system available and used by the passenger. Thus, both the driver and passenger will be required to use a HANS device. We highly encourage all DE participants to not wait until 2019 to comply with this new minimum standard. Head and neck restraint system devices are now more affordable and easily purchased online.
The DE Committee's decision was made over the course of two years after careful review of options, conversations with DE participants and discussion of a variety of perspectives. Please pass on this information to your DE drivers and instructors as soon as possible to avoid any confusion.
As a reminder, members of the DE Committee can be found here: https://www.pca.org/national-
Thank you for all your time and effort to make your region’s DE program a safe and successful one. If you have feedback, please let me know!
Catch you in the Curves!
Great Plains Region – Porsche Club of America
Chief Driving Instructor
PCA National DE Committee Chair
Wow, what a weekend!
- Published: 11 September 2018 11 September 2018
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A wicked big THANK YOU to everyone that attended the Club Motorsports event:
Thank you to the staff and management of Club Motorsports Incorporated for helping us plan and execute a great event;
Thank you to those with worker assignments for arriving early and performing your duties with enthusiasm;
Thank you to the instructors for guiding the new and not so new drivers on this challenging track;
Thank you to the students for your attention and questions before, during and after each session;
Thank you to the advanced drivers for managing the highest on track car counts ever at an NCR event;
and lastly, thank you to the weatherman for three perfect track days.
We look forward to doing all this again next year.
Don't forget to register for our final event of the year at NHMS on October 6th and 7th. It's our Make-A-Wish weekend. Let's see all those great smiles again.