AD­DI­TIONAL CAR TETH­ERS AMONG SAFETY EN­HANCE­MENTS FOR 2016 VER­I­ZON INDYCAR SE­RIES

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Teth­er­ing aero­dy­namic com­po­nents of the Dal­lara IR-12 chas­sis is among safety en­hance­ments that will be im­ple­mented for the 2016 Ver­i­zon Indycar Se­ries sea­son. The high-ten­sile Zy­lon teth­ers min­i­mize the pos­si­bil­ity of com­po­nents be­com­ing de­tached from the race cars dur­ing ac­ci­dents such as the one that claimed Justin Wil­son’s life at Pocono Race­way last year. The rear beam wing and rear wheel guards will be teth­ered for all Ver­i­zon Indycar Se­ries events and the car’s nose will be teth­ered on su­per­speed­way ovals (1.5 miles or longer). Dal­lara also has de­signed a teth­er­ing sys­tem for the front wing main plane for the three su­per­speed­ways on the 2016 sched­ule - In­di­anapo­lis Mo­tor Speed­way, Texas Mo­tor Speed­way and Pocono Race­way.

“It is a con­tin­ual goal to im­prove safety for all the par­tic­i­pants, fans and driv­ers alike,” said Will Phillips, Indycar Vice Pres­i­dent of Tech­nol­ogy. “We also need to do this in a fash­ion that does not cre­ate more yel­low-flag rac­ing and try to pre­vent as much de­bris as pos­si­ble. We have great sup­port from our part­ners to im­prove safety and wish to thank Chevro­let, Honda and Dal­lara for their par­tic­i­pa­tion and ef­forts in work­ing to­gether to im­ple­ment change.”

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