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MasterCraft Safety and Impact Ratchet Up For The Race Season With New Ratcheting Harnesses

Mastercraft Ratcheting Harnesses
Mastercraft Ratcheting Harnesses

Impact and MasterCraft Safety’s harnesses are some of the most popular in the racing industry today. Used by the likes of Robby Gordon, Brian Deegan, Ron Hornaday, Antron Brown and even Tom Cruise in the new Jack Reacher movie, Impact by MasterCraft Safety has become the popular choice of drivers from NASCAR to NHRA to Baja. Always evolving, MasterCraft debuted the QSR (Quick Safety Release Adjusters) system in 2012 to critical acclaim.

For 2013 and in response to overwhelming demand, Impact and MasterCraft Safety are proud to introduce a new option for the most versatile belts in the industry today; the Ratcheting Harness. Specifically engineered with extreme racing conditions in mind, Impact and MasterCraft Safety have extensively tested their American-made ratcheting lap belt in both the lab and on the race course through CEO Robbie Pierce’s off-road racing efforts in his SCORE Trophy Truck. “Getting the belts tight enough in the heat of battle when off-road racing can be difficult for some people,” Pierce explained. “Particularly when getting back in the truck quickly, such as during a tire change.”

The ratcheting mechanism is available as an option on any of the Impact or MasterCraft Safety three-inch 16.1 SFI rated lap belts and is the ideal solution for racers wanting a tighter lap adjustment in their race vehicle without the assistance of crew members. Capable of withstanding harsh racing conditions and environments such as back-to-back dirt track events or 1000 miles of Baja racing, the ratcheting mechanism is manufactured from heat-treated 4130 chromoly steel and features a double locking design for added safety.

MasterCraft Safety’s ratcheting mechanism can be specified for either the left or right side use. Both feature a bolt-in installation on the mechanism side while the opposing side can be customized to the user’s preference with either a snap-in or bolt-in end. The ratcheting mechanism replaces one (left or right, depending on your preference) of the standard lap adjusters allowing the belt to be quickly and easily tightened independently by the competitor, without the need for outside assistance. The mechanism uses a 1/4-inch drive ratchet found in every racer’s toolbox for adjustment, making the system even more versatile.

Want to see the new ratcheting harness mechanism for yourself? MasterCraft Safety will be at contingency for the upcoming Mint 400 race this weekend. Stop by their booth on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas to see the ratcheting mechanism in person and order up a set for your truck, buggy, or race car.

Impact by MasterCraft Safety offers a full complement of industry leading safety equipment, from SNELL 2010 certified helmets to fire-resistant driving suits and Nomex underwear. Founded by safety pioneer Bill Simpson in 2002, Impact moved under the MasterCraft Safety banner in 2010. Impact’s line of helmets, driving and crew suits, drag parachutes, window nets, and race restraints are all made in the United States in their manufacturing facility strategically located in the heart of Gasoline Alley in Indiana, just ten minutes from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Based in Santee, California, MasterCraft Safety is the leading manufacturer of driving suits, window nets, and innovative energy attenuating safety seating and restraint systems custom tailored to endure the most extreme environmental conditions and off-road terrain. In addition to three decades of real world testing in the most extreme racing conditions, independent tests by nationally recognized laboratories indicate the MasterCraft Safety energy attenuating seat directly resulted in an 84% reduction of energy in a 55 “G” load event. Additional testing in the +Z axis has resulted in impressive Dynamic Response Index data of 13.7 in a (nominal) 350G impact. These qualities and craftsmanship make MasterCraft seats the leading choice for environments where safety can mean the difference between life and death, from desert racing to hostile territory overseas.

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