An introduction to Racetech USA
Based in Carson City, Nevada, Racetech distributes within the US, Canada, and the Caribbean islands.
We’re proud to say that we are world-renowned for our race seats. Our composite and carbon fiber race seats are fitted to thousands of race cars – touring cars, rally cars, drift, drag and speedway cars – all over the world, as well as many race boats and other sport seat applications. Most seats are available from well known race part dealers, as well as race prep suppliers and roll cage fabricators. If your car builder does not handle Racetech, insist they contact us.
You can see cars equipped with our products in NHRA and PRO MOD drag racing, IMSA/Grand Am Road Race Series, Factory Porsche 911 RSR & GT3-R race cars, SCCA Pro and club level racing, NASA Pro racing, rally cars, Lucas Oil Off Road Race Trucks, BITD/SCORE Offroad Trucks,and Offshore Race Boats around the world.
The sale and support of our comprehensive range of Racetech race seats forms the heart of our business, but we also distribute and sell numerous other race products.
Racetech Manufacturing was established in Christchurch, New Zealand circa 1992, and brings more than 20 years experience to the racing products game. You’ll find Racetech personnel won’t hesitate to ‘tell it like it is’ and provide concise facts about any of our products. We help set the safety standards, then deliver the right products.
Safety in motorsport
Safety is a serious matter.
That’s why our expert team is passionate about the tiny details of seats, harnesses and other vital components of your racing machine that really do make a difference in terms of safety. After all, there’s always a risk of damage in any form of competitive motorsport, but we must do all we can to reduce the likelihood of injury to you, the motorsport competitors of the world.
Some simple philosophies and facts about motorsport crashes:
- If you support the human body well enough in the right places and keep all parts of the body in the same relationship to each other, a body can withstand enormous decelerations with minimal or no injuries. 100G is quite survivable.
- The four parts of the body which need this support are the head, shoulders, pelvis and thighs.
- Lateral/side impacts cause more serious injuries than frontal impacts.
- The body should be stopped as close to the chassis deceleration as possible.
- Only 20% of body movement in a frontal deceleration is in belt stretch; the balance is body reconfiguration.
- Using a crash recorder in the field, we have measured an 81G lateral impact during use of a Racetech seat in a New Zealand motorsport class. The driver had no injury ... and the seat had no damage.
Considering buying one of the world's best motorsport seats from the innovative market leader? Contact us here.