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.