AUTOMATED FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

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ALTA VISTA EVENTS/BAJA PROMOTIONS

– P.O. Box 2141, California City, CA 93504 – 661-524-1550 – info@averacing.com - www.averacing.com









For immediate press release…


California City, CA – August 10, 2017 – AVE/BP Racing:


INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTOMATED FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM FOR 2017 & 2018



The rules stipulate that: ***Rule Added February 7, 2017 to be fully integrated as a rule by August 7, 2017-



***Integrated and automated on-board fire extinguishing/suppression systems are a must, after August 7, 2017, in addition to the portable fire extinguishers. Portable and on-board fire extinguishing/suppression systems must be within 24 months of manufacture or recertification date. Vehicles equipped with an on-board automated fire extinguishing/suppression system must still meet requirements of 2.5 lb. or greater portable extinguishers.


Recognizing that we are two-thirds into the 2017 PURE UTV Series we have made a decision:


1. The deadline with complying with rule 10.9: FIRE EXTINGUISHER- FUTVI COMPETITION RULE BOOK 2016-2017 has been extended through December 31, 2017.

2. All FIRE EXTINGUISHER regulations remain en-force except for the automated system, which will become mandatory JANUARY 1, 2018.

3. Those of you who have already integrated an automated fire suppression system, can race with them. Because you have complied, AVE/BP Racing will give you a 2018, $100.00 Certificate for each remaining race (2), if you participate, to be used in any of the seven events scheduled for 2018.

4. Only one certificate per event can be used for either the Sportsman Classes or Pro Classes.

5. In order to receive your $100.00 Gift Certificate(s), you must provide a copy of your purchase invoice or bill of sale for the automated suppression system when you send your entry. We will verify with the company and annotate that in your race records. Your gift certificate will be attached to your entry when you check-in before the race.

6. Everyone else, we strongly recommend that you step into the automated on-board fire extinguishing/suppression system before the next season of the 2018 PURE UTV OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES.


For additional information, please contact us; info@averacing.com or visit: www.averacing.com.


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rnj3897

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We plan on racing this series next year and support this 100%. Small investment to make for additional safety.
 

Bro_Gill

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Why not figure out WHY they catch on fire and prevent that from happening? This solves nothing.
 

Bro_Gill

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Not necessarily. The systems are designed to buy time for the occupants to get out. If you still have hot parts and fuel leaking, the fire may(will) reignite within a few seconds after application of the suppressant. Hot metal is still hot metal when the flames are extinguished. Until you suck the BTUs out of the hot material, re-ignition and flame is just a short step away. A good firefighter uses between 200 and 300 gallons of water to cool a burning car to the point that re-ignition doesn't occur. These systems are not designed to cool that many BTUs. They are simply to buy time for the occupants to get out. I know of many fires that have occurred in UTVs that didn't crash, didn't wad, etc... There is a problem in the build that has to be fixed or they will continue to catch fire. Oh, and if I were in charge, no vehicle would continue a race after suffering a fire without knowing the specific cause/reason for failure that caused the fire. Too dangerous once the first fire has happened.
 
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