The Safer Racer Organization
The Safer Racer Tour™, created in 2007, is a non-profit organization that was designed to help reach out to the auto racers many feel are most at risk; the numerous short track drivers around the country.
Founder Randy LaJoie has been an activist in much of the safety R&D that NASCAR has conducted over recent years and would like to see these innovations transcend beyond the Top 3 NASCAR series. Made possible by "tour sponsors", LaJoie has created a mobile interactive unit to short tracks across America to help bring safety innovations to all levels of racing.
“I’d say 99.7% of short track drivers don’t pay enough attention to safety. Honestly, I didn’t pay as much attention to safety as I should have until we lost Dale Earnhardt. It’s too bad it took his passing, as well as five or six others in the top NASCAR levels, but we now realize we don’t want any more injuries or deaths in racecars.”
Randy LaJoie is determined to reach local racers all over the country. Since starting the program in March, he has been crisscrossing the country, as well as a visit to Canada, in a passionate effort to get the safety information and product innovations out to the racers most at risk.
You can make a difference at your local track. Utilize the personal appearance and promotional services of a 2-Time NASCAR Busch Series champion to drive ticket sales, while providing an opportunity for LaJoie to help make Safer Racers out of your Local Racers!
Personal Appearance, Autograph Session, Guest Driver Appearance, Guest Race Announcer, and more. Each appearance includes a safety demonstration for your drivers, a display of safety advancements in the areas of driver seats and proper use of support equipment.
Safer Racer Tour (501)C3 non-profit entity organized to educate and promote safety to all racers so that “fun” racing does not effect their quality of life. From parents that don’t have any experience in racing to veterans of racing that survive on racing in their blood.
Safer Racer Tour aspires to provide information on proper installation of all safety devices, including but not limited to, seats, seat belts, nets, head and neck restraints and padding.
The Board of Directors of The Safer Racer Organization allrealize that racing is a dangerous sport - sometimes deadly.
With the boards knowledge of safety innovations from the “been there done that” approach to the background of Dr John Melvin, a research engineer who has consulted with companies such as NASCAR, IRL and FIA on the protection of occupants in vehicle crashes and impact injuries.
We will encourage initiatives and provide a service to clearly demonstrate proper containment in an environment that uses a helmet and seat belts which will produce positive tangible results.
A quick, easy and affordable way to help support the auto racing driver safety mission of The Safer Racer Tour™ is to give a financial gift. Donations of $1000, $500, $250 are especially appreciated but we gladly welcome donations in any amount. Every dollar helps! In appreciation of your donation of $15 or more, we will send you our inaugural ''Safer Racer Lapel Pin''