SFI’s Arnie Kuhns Receives SAE Motorsports Safety Award

Arnie Kuhns, CEO of SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI), is the 2021 recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) John Melvin Award for Motorsports Safety (presented in 2022).  The award was created by SAE in memory of Dr. John Melvin to recognize those who have initiated positive change in motorsports safety.

Arnie is a pioneer in the development of minimum safety standards for motorsports products to prevent failures and reduce injuries. Product testing to performance standards was an innovative concept in the industry when SFI was founded by Arnie in the 1980’s. SFI testing and certification has grown into a steadfast program that has undoubtedly saved countless lives on the race track.

This SAE award is especially meaningful to Arnie because he personally worked with John Melvin on many safety projects over the years. Arnie is honored to receive such a significant recognition from the industry.


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