For the 2023 race season, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series mandated an in-car fire suppression system. The sanctioning body consulted with SFI to adopt the SFI 17.3 specification, which addresses “single seat open wheel front engine on board fire suppression systems.”
In other words, if you’re racing in the World of Outlaws, your Sprint Car better have a SFI 17.3 certified fire suppression system.
But you probably already knew that.
What you might not know is that Lifeline USA has a pair of fire suppression kits for Sprint Cars that meet this new SFI 17.3 spec—and they only weigh about seven pounds (and that’s including the five pounds of Novec 1230 suppressant in the system).
Never heard of Novec 1230? It’s a fire suppressant that smothers a fire and removes/absorbs heat by quickly converting to a gas to knock down flames.
You may see Novec 1230 described as a three-dimensional suppressant because it expands to fill a race car cockpit, which means it doesn’t have to be sprayed directly at the fire. Even better, Novec 1230 is easy to clean up because it evaporates quickly and is completely safe for you, electronic systems, vehicle parts, fabrics, and the environment.
Lifeline Fire Zero 360 SFI 17.3 Sprint Car Fire Suppression Systems come in two configurations:
- LFL-103-101-009 – System only; comes with a 5 lb. bottle, a fitted manual nozzle, a fitted automatic detection nozzle & 6 ft. pull cable.
- LFL-S0043 – System & mount; comes with a 5 lb. bottle, a fitted manual nozzle, a fitted automatic detection nozzle, 6 ft. pull cable & roll cage mounts
Lifeline USA designed this system specifically for Sprint Cars, so the bottle mounts under the seat, strategically placed in the direction of likely ignition sources, like the car’s fuel lines and fuel pump. And Lifeline USA says the system will work regardless of the bottle orientation (even if the car is flipped upside down).
Bottom line, a high quality fire suppression system isn’t just a critical safety precaution, if you’re racing Sprints in the World of Outlaws, it’s mandatory. And these Lifeline USA fire suppression kits make it easy to ensure you’re compliant with the key SFI 17.3 specification.