The new POWRi Trackside Safety and Training Team. (POWRi photo)

POWRi Adds Trackside Safety Team

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — POWRi announced a significant enhancement to its racing operations with the addition of the Trackside Safety and Training Team, underscoring a new initiative of POWRi’s unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of its drivers, teams and fans.

“Safety remains our highest priority,” said Talin Turner, series director of POWRi. “By introducing the Trackside Safety and Training Team, we are taking proactive steps to enhance the safety measures in place at our events. Going on to add, “Not only by providing immediate responses to any incidents but will also focusing on preventive measures and continuous safety training for everyone involved.”

The Trackside Safety and Training Team, composed of highly trained safety professionals, will be present at all POWRi Open Wheel divisional-sanctioned events to provide immediate and expert emergency responses.

“With over 75 combined years of dirt track racing fire/rescue/medical experience and skills, we believe that a well-informed and prepared racing community is a safer one,” added Ralph Browning, director of POWRi Trackside Safety and Training. “Our goal is to create an environment where everyone can enjoy the excitement of racing with the assurance that safety is always front and center.”

The Trackside Safety and Training Team will offer a range of services, including:

  • On-site Emergency Response: Providing rapid and skilled medical assistance during events.
  • Safety Training Programs: Conduct regular training sessions for drivers, pit crews, and officials on the latest safety protocols and procedures.
  • Pre-event Safety Inspections: Thoroughly inspecting tracks and facilities to ensure they meet the highest safety standards.
  • Safety Equipment Management: Ensuring all safety equipment is up-to-date and properly maintained.