Specially-equipped Ford F-350 Rescue Vehicle Should be Wearing a Cape!
TNT Rescue’s safety equipment-packed Super Duty will be making NMRA/NMCA races a whole lot safer in 2019.
The average Ford F-350 Super Duty comes with standard features that help make daily driving safer, but the one-ton truck shown here has been outfitted to make racing safer for National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) participants during the 2019 racing season. Working with Wisconsin-based TNT Rescue, this massive F-Series pickup has been equipped with an array of lifesaving devices used by first responders, with each tool being ideal for quickly getting a driver out of a wrecked race car.
With the combination of this specially-equipped Ford truck, those powerful lifesaving tools, and a crew of trained first responders, the NMRA/NMCA has teamed with TNT Rescue, which provides the events’ official safety equipment, to continually make racing safer for the people in the cars.
“We are thrilled to partner with TNT Rescue for our dedicated NMRA/NMCA Safety truck,” says Rollie Miller, National Event Director and General Manager of ProMedia Events, which hosts the racing events. “I have an extensive background in motorsports safety and have worked with their equipment in emergency situations. Our racers can feel safe knowing that we have the equipment and trained personnel to deal with any emergency situation.”
The NMRA/NMCA Ford F-350 Super Duty safety truck is equipped with an extensive amount of gear for motorsport-specific fire and rescue operations. The trained safety crew will utilize TNT Rescue hydraulic tools, which include a cutter, ram, and a spreader, as well as an assortment of other vital equipment, like a fire-suppression tank, hose, and reel.
‘[With the Ford F-350 safety truck] our racers can feel safe knowing that we have the equipment and trained personnel to deal with any emergency situation.’
“Special thanks to Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series racer Bryan Williams, who works for TNT Rescue, for everything he’s done to help us equip the new Safety Team,” says Miller. “We are also working with TNT Rescue to launch a new line of high-end battery operated rescue tools that will be released in early 2019.”
The TNT Rescue-equipped Ford F-350 will make its on-track debut at Bradenton Motorsports Park for the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, running from February 28 through March 3. Hopefully, the Super Duty and its crew have a slow day, watching racing devoid of any big crashes, but if anyone does get into trouble, the trained safety crew will be ready and waiting.