Archive for the Technical/Safety Category

SFI Statement on Counterfeiting Activity

July 19 , 2021 – With high demand for racing parts since the pandemic, unfortunately counterfeiters are also responding to that demand. SFI has seen a rise in fraudulent activity, particularly untested harnesses being sold with counterfeit SFI conformance labels. Beware of harnesses sold as “certified to

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Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints Sold by SICKSPEED

July 19, 2021 – Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints Sold by SICKSPEED. Click here to download the below Notice as a PDF: SFINotice07-15-21SICKSPEED

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Notice of Products Falsely Represented as Certified by STANJ International

July 19, 2021 – Notice of Products Falsely Represented as Certified to SFI Specification 3.2A by “Stanj International” of Sialkot Pakistan. Click here to download the below Notice as a PDF: SFINotice07-15-21STANJ

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SFI Chassis Spec 2.3R Tech Advisory

The SFI Nitro Chassis Committee has issued a technical advisory for SFI Chassis Specification 2.3R for rear engine dragster chassis structure (top fuel); 4.99 seconds E.T. & quicker, effective January 16, 2018. The document can be viewed or downloaded from the SFI Tech Advisories page.  

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SFI Transitioning to New Labels for Driver Restraints and Window Nets/Roll Cage Nets for 2017

Beginning in 2017, SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is changing the way its labels for Driver Restraints, Window Nets, and Roll Cage Nets are dated. SFI is implementing a New Label design which will remove the punched-out month/year date of manufacture and instead incorporate a single expiration date pre-printed

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The photos below are examples of recently discovered counterfeit SFI conformance labels attached to shoes and driver suits fraudulently represented as being certified to SFI specifications. These were found on non-major brand equipment utilizing off-shore 3rd party manufacturers. Please compare the certification labels on your own race

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SFI Undergarment Study

SFI Technical Manager, Mike Hurst, asked the important question, “Why is it important to wear flame resistant (FR) undergarments beneath a racesuit?” To answer this question, Mike went to the SFI Test Lab with various samples to compare wearing FR and non-FR underclothing fabrics under a racesuit when

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