Among the most common forms of motorsport, drag racing enthusiasts spend the least time in their chairs, but that doesn’t mean the seat shouldn’t be equally as comfy as it is safe and functional. In long run safety equipment manufacturer RaceQuip provides checked all three boxes using its FIA-approved Composite Racing Seat plus Full Containment Seat. Originally built with road racing in mind, RaceQuip’s one-piece, lightweight seats are perfect for pull racers of all levels, with focus in the thigh and hip region to provide support, along with extended glenohumeral joint and rib bolsters for extra hold while still allowing ample industry of view to the driver’s right and left.
The seats are licensed to FIA 8855-1999 spec, and have hand-laid composite built for durability and strength. The design accommodates all head and neck vices and features five seat belt manuals to handle 4-, 5- or 6-point harness sets. The seat bottom plus back cushions incorporate energy-absorbing foam for comfort and safety. The particular black mesh fabric provides improved breathability with a more durable and soft covering in high-wear areas. The particular exposed areas of the shell really are a black gelcoat for a great seem and easier cleaning. There are also 4 built-in 8mm side-mount threaded nails (brackets not included); optional RaceQuip brackets allow the seat mounting to visit from 0-degrees upright position to some 30-degrees layback position.
The particular halo protrusions at the top of the Full Hold Seat provide additional head assistance in the case of a side impact; the particular comfort features, combined with the side effect support, make this seat particularly ideal for Drag Week-style or street/strip responsibility cars.
The Blend Seat weighs 18-pounds (varies simply by size) and is available in 15-inch moderate; 16—inch large, and 17-inch X-Large sizes. The Full Containment seat, in the mean time, weighs about 23-pounds and is obtainable in 1-inch medium and 16-inch big sizes.
“RaceQuip noticed a need for a high quality composite race seat that was more affordable than that which was currently being offered, ” says RaceQuip Marketing Director Roger Mealey. “No corners were cut to bring the cost down they’re lightweight and they surpass the FIA certification. Not only could they be perfect for race cars they are also a great approach to street/strip cars or even daily powered street performance cars. ”