Fire suppression systems meeting the SFI 17.3 specification will be required beginning with the first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race of the 2023 season. Below will be inserted into the 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rule book.
Chapter 3, Section 11, G. Fire Suppression
a) A fire suppression system that meets the SFI 17.3 specification must be installed and functional in all race cars at all times when competing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
b) The fire suppression system must include a thermal trigger and a manual trigger, both mounted in the driver’s compartment. The thermal trigger must be in the lower area of the drivers compartment forward of the seat near the area of the fuel pump. The manual trigger must be mounted within reach of the driver on the forward left-hand side of the cockpit. A minimum of one nozzle must be mounted in the lower area of the cockpit forward of the seat.
c) The DOT approved cylinder manufactured of aluminum or steel must be securely mounted to the frame per the manufacturer’s instructions and the discretion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Officials. The cylinder must have a minimum capacity of 5 lbs.
d) The system must be fully charged and display a legible and valid SFI 17.3 and manufacture label, easily viewable at any time by World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Officials. Cylinders that are beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced and re-labeled by the manufacture.
e) If a nozzle is connected to the cylinder with a line, the line must be steel or steel reinforced and must be triggered at the end of the line.
- Lifeline Fire & Safety USA, 540-251-2724
- Safety Systems Inc. (Firebottle), Ft Myers, FL, 239-995-6300
- Spa Technique Inc. Indianapolis, IN 317-271-7941
- Safecraft Safety Equipment, Martinez, CA, 800-400-2259