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      12-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Car54 View Post
Why would you want the protection on the street but not on the track?
Logically one would think that if airbags are good on the street they are good on the track. But I've not heard of a race car with airbags. Perhaps its the additional weight but I doubt it. My guess is that on a track the focus is on keeping the driver as immobilized as possible in the event of a crash, and hence the nature of a race seat & harness setup. You're also wearing a helmet on a track but not on the street. I'd be interested in hearing from someone who actually knows the reasons.