All venues hosting 400 Thunder championship rounds will have the Electrimotion Safety Shut Off system installed following a safety update from the IHRA Australia.
This safety equipment is designed to automatically deploy a vehicle’s parachutes and shut down both the ignition and fuel systems in the event of a catastrophic failure. Improved driver safety is the hallmark of this technology.
The use of the device in competition will be optional for competitors for the remainder of this year but will be operational at remaining 400 Thunder championship rounds.
Xommencing for 2017/2018 championship season, IHRA Australia will mandate that the Electrimotion Safety Shut off will be compulsory in Top Fuel, Pro Alcohol and Pro Slammer vehicles. Additionally, all vehicles running quicker than 6.00 seconds will also be required to have the system fitted.
IHRA Australia said it was common sense safety and implementation of technology already available to the racing industry.