MSG to host Safety Seminar at Winchester

TOLEDO, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2017) -- Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America announced today that Motorsports Safety Group would be hosting the third in a series of scheduled Safety Seminars Saturday, August 5 at Winchester Speedway.

Dr. Jason Cormier, founder of Motorsports Safety Group and one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons,will present a 30-minute session at 12:15 p.m., immediately following the Saturday drivers meeting. The Seminar will include material specifically related to head injury, and preventative measures for race drivers and crew members. Attendance for all entered drivers is required, and the seminar is open to all ARCA licensed participants. ARCA Racing Series crew chiefs and car owners are encouraged to attend. 

Recent head injuries to drivers in the sport have inspired Dr. Cormier to host the Safety Seminar at Winchester and discuss conditions involving concussion and other types of head injury. As a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Cormier specializes in injury to the head, neck and spine. 

Dr. Cormier formed the Motorsports Safety Group during the off-season to create a means by which to promote health, wellness and preventative practices within the sport of auto racing. Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative Program to form a “Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan,” a high profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country. 

The Motorsports Safety Group’s support of the ARCA Safety Initiative was announced at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in December of 2016. 

For more information, please visit www.motorsportssafetygroup.com.

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month - MSG/ ARCA Racing

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TOLEDO, Ohio (July 17, 2017) -- Motorsports Safety Group, in conjunction with the ARCA Safety Initiative presented by G-Force Racing Gear, wants to remind all ARCA drivers, teams and fans that July is Eye Injury Prevention Month. Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life.

 

Dr. Jason Cormier, founder of Motorsports Safety Group, asks this simple question, "You may be somewhat aware of the possible risks of eye injuries, but are you taking the easiest step of all to prevent 90 percent of those injuries…wearing the proper protective eyewear?”

If you are not taking this step, you are not alone. According to a national survey by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only 35 percent of respondents said they always wear protective eyewear when performing home repairs or maintenance; even fewer do so while playing sports.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day about 2000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. About one-third of the injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments and more than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days of lost work. The majority of these injuries result from small particles or objects striking or abrading the eye. 

While many injuries occur at home while we are taking care of our chores like cutting the lawn, working on the family vehicle, working around the house, in the workshop, or even in the garden, most occur in a professional workplace environment. Dr. Cormier reminds us that the typical workplace for a racer is much more dangerous than the typical workplace for an average employee.

“Racing is a dangerous sport,” Dr. Cormier reminds. “Not just for drivers on the racetrack, but for crew members in the garage area, and the shop area.”

Many of the 2,000 employees who are injured each day didn’t think they needed eye protection or were wearing eyewear inappropriate for the job.

“Prevention is the first and most important step in protecting your eyes from injuries, so be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate protective eyewear. If you do experience an eye injury, seek medical attention promptly,” Dr. Cormier concluded.

What to Do for a Severe Eye Injury– This information is sited from the Health and Safety Institute (HSI)

Because they help determine facial appearance and function, traumatic injuries to the eyes, mouth and face can have significant physical and emotional effects.

Objects that penetrate the surface of the eye require immediate professional medical care. Foreign bodies propelled at high speed present the highest risk.

Activate EMS. Immediate care requires stabilization of the object and reducing additional injury. Do not allow the person to rub the eye. Never try to remove an embedded object.

For small objects, cover both eyes with loose pads. Eyes move together. Covering both eyes prevents movement of the affected eye. Stabilize larger objects with a bulky, clean pad. Cover the uninjured eye with a loose pad.

Covering both eyes can be frightening. Stay with the person and calm, comfort and reassure him or her to help reduce anxiety. Regularly assess the person until EMS arrives.

Small foreign objects on the surface of an eye will cause irritation and discomfort. Encourage the person to not rub the affected eye. Have the person blink several times to see if the eyelid or tearing can remove the object naturally. If he or she cannot, then flush the eye with tap water or saline eyewash solution. Flush outward from the nose side of the eye.

If pain continues or the person feels like something is still in the eye, cover the eye lightly with a gauze pad and seek professional medical care. If the person has been exposed to flying metal fragments (hammering, grinding, etc.), do not attempt removal. Seek professional medical care immediately.

Motorsports Safety Group hosts Seminar at Michigan

Second in a series of Educational Safety Sessions

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 14, 2017) -- Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced today that Motorsports Safety Group would be hosting the second in a series of scheduled Safety Seminars Friday, June 16 at Michigan International Speedway.

Dr. Jason Cormier, one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons, will present a 30-minute session at the Brooklyn, Michigan two-mile oval, prior to the days on-track activities, including the nationally televised Corrigan Oil 200. The seminar, scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Michigan Room, will include material specifically related to back injury and preventative measures for race drivers and crew members. Attendance for all entered drivers is required, and the seminar is open to all ARCA licensed participants. ARCA Racing Series crew chiefs and car owners are encouraged to attend. 

Recent injuries to drivers in the sport have inspired Dr. Cormier to host the Safety Seminar at MIS and discuss vertebral issues. ARCA driver Justin Fontaine suffered a compression fracture to his L-1 vertebrae at Daytona, but has since returned to competition with full medical clearance. 

Dr. Cormier formed the Motorsports Safety Group during the off-season to create a means by which to promote health, wellness and preventative practices within the sport of auto racing. Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative Program to form a “Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan,” a high profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country. The Motorsports Safety Group’s support of the ARCA Safety Initiative was announced at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in December. 

Additional Safety Seminars are tentatively being scheduled in conjunction with upcoming ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events. 

For more information, please visit www.motorsportssafetygroup.com.

(MSG) as the primary sponsor for the No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado of Cody Ware at Dover Speedway for the Bar Harbor 200

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  • SHELBY, N.C. (June 2, 2017) - Beaver Motorsports today announced Motorsports Safety Group (MSG) as the primary sponsor for the No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado of Cody Ware at Dover Speedway for the Bar Harbor 200. This will be Ware's first start at the Monster Mile.

Dr. Jason Cormier, one of the country's leading neurosurgeons, formed the Motorsports Safety Group to create a means by which to promote health, wellness and preventative practices within the sport of auto racing. Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative Program to form a "Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan," a high-profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country.

"Motorsports Safety Group is proud to be in partnership with Beaver Motorsports. We are excited to have Cody Ware behind the wheel for the Bar Harbor 200 and expect nothing but great things from him," explained Dr. Cormier.

Utilizing the strength and demographic reach of auto racing, the Motorsports Safety Group's mission is to provide a comprehensive, grassroots marketing campaign focused on preventative health care education and wellness training. With an emphasis to educate and engage race fans in their growing role as healthcare consumers, the objective is to influence behavioral changes, to provide racing's brand-loyal audience with the medical knowledge to make informed, preventative decisions which directly affect the wellness of their families.

"Motorsports Safety Group will continue its collaborative efforts by continuing to engage racing teams, foundations, research organizations, and the motor racing industry to continue developing educational platforms such as seminars and webinars," stated Dr. Cormier.

The No. 50 Motorsports Safety Group Chevrolet Silverado will sport the images and colors of MSG. Associate partners will continue to be: So Good! Entertainment, Markanda Social Strategies, Franklin Signs and Graphics, ZAK Products, Beaver Bail Bonds, WIX Filters, and Laird Plastics.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bar Harbor 200 at Dover Speedway will take place Friday, June 2nd at 5:30 p.m. ET. Be sure to catch the action on FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90 and MRN.

-- Beaver Motorsports --

MOTORSPORTS SAFETY GROUP TO HOST WELLNESS SEMINAR AT SALEM

TOLEDO, Ohio (April 14, 2017) -- Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced today that Motorsports Safety Group would be hosting the first in a series of scheduled Safety Seminars Saturday, April 29 at Salem Speedway.

Dr. Jason Cormier, one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons, will present a 30-minute session at the southern Indiana Salem Speedway half-mile oval, following the day's practice and qualifying activities for Sunday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200. The seminar, scheduled for 4:30 p.m., will include general health and wellness material specifically related to race drivers and crew members. Attendance for all entered drivers is required, and the seminar is open to all licensed participants. Crew Chiefs and car owners are encouraged to attend. 

Dr. Cormier formed the Motorsports Safety Group during the off-season to create a means by which to promote health, wellness and preventative practices within the sport of auto racing. Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative program to form a “Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan,” a high profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country. The Motorsports Safety Group’s support of the ARCA Safety Initiative was announced at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in December. 

Additional Safety Seminars are tentatively scheduled in conjunction with the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway the weekend of May 20-21, and the Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway June 16. 

Motorsports Safety Group to sponsor Kvapil in Martinsville

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Beaver Motorsports today announced Motorsports Safety Group (MSG) as the primary sponsor for the No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado of Travis Kvapil at Martinsville Speedway for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250. The 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion will be making his 15th start at the famous paperclip.

Dr. Jason Cormier, one of the country's leading neurosurgeons, formed the Motorsports Safety Group to create a means by which to promote health, wellness and preventative practices within the sport of auto racing. Dr. Cormier crafted this strategic partnership with the ARCA Safety Initiative Program to form a "Motorsports Healthcare Education Plan," a high-profile, interactive activation designed to reach millions of race fans throughout the country.

"Motorsports Safety Group is proud to be in partnership with Beaver Motorsports. I am extremely excited to be working with Mark (Beaver) and his hard-working crew, as they continue to put in long hours preparing for race day. I'm looking forward to this weekend and hope for good weather," explained Dr. Cormier.

Utilizing the strength and demographic reach of auto racing, the Motorsports Safety Group's mission is to provide a comprehensive, grassroots marketing campaign focused on preventative health care education and wellness training. With an emphasis to educate and engage race fans in their growing role as healthcare consumers, the objective is to influence behavioral changes, to provide racing's brand-loyal audience with the medical knowledge to make informed, preventative decisions which directly affect the wellness of their families.

"Motorsports Safety Group will continue its collaborative efforts by continuing to engage racing teams, foundations, research organizations, and the motor racing industry to continue developing educational platforms such as seminars and webinars," stated Dr. Cormier.

The No. 50 Motorsports Safety Group Chevrolet Silverado will sport the images and colors of MSG. Associate partners will continue to be: So Good! Entertainment, Markanda Social Strategies, Franklin Signs and Graphics, ZAK Products, Beaver Bail Bonds, WIX Filters, and Laird Plastics.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway will take place Saturday, April 1st at 3:00 p.m. ET. Be sure to catch the action on FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90 and MRN.

-- Beaver Motorsports --