- Racers using Impact Racing safety equipment will need to make significant changes within the next month.
The SFI Foundation, Inc., which certifies safety equipment for auto racing and other applications, has issued a "Notice of Decertification," and an order of Cease and Desist, which terminates all contracts of participation to Impact Racing.
The order goes into effect April 27, 2010. The order pertains to all products manufactured and/or distributed by Impact Racing in relation to SFI Specification Programs 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1 and 16.5.
According to a statement by the SFI Foundation on its Web site, SFI has evidence that over a period of years Impact Racing has engaged in production and use of counterfeit SFI conformance labels and patches and affixed them to Impact products that had not been properly certified by SFI. According to the statement, "Impact Racing never advised its customers that its products contained phony SFI labels and patches."