auto racing · friday feature

G-Force…Not A Scientific Law, But A Firesuit Manufacturer.

By David G. Firestone

G-Force Racing is a company that makes auto racing safety products. They have been around some years now. While they do show up in the big leagues every so often, they are dwarfed by the major racing safety companies. One example of them showing up in the big leagues is an example from FAS Lane Racing.

Go FAS Racing began life as one of Jack Roush’s Cup teams. In 2010, Roush sold Bill Jenkins the equipment, and Latitude 43 Motorsports was born. After the 2010 season, Jenkins decided to sell the team to crew chief Frank Stoddard, who founded FAS Lane Racing in 2011. In 2014, the team merged with Go Green Racing to form Go FAS Racing, which operates to this day.

One of FAS Lane Racing’s sponsors during their first seasons was US Chrome. US Chrome sponsored Mike Bliss, Terry Labonte, and Ken Schrader in 2011. US Chrome also sponsored T.J. Bell, Mike Bliss, Ken Schrader, ans Timmy Hill in 2012. During those seasons, a crew member wore this double layer G-Force pit crew jacket. The jacket shows a decent amount of use, with scuffs and stains.The collar is of the standard variety.The cowl has a warranty label, and has care instructions. The name ABNER is embroidered into the collar. The right chest has a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo, and a GOODYEAR logo embroidered into it.The left chest features a FAS LANE RACING logo, and a SOUTHERN PRIDE logo embroidered.The front torso features a U.S. CHROME PERFORMANCE COATINGS logo embroidered in white and blue on the red material.The shoulders feature epaulets in white outlined in blue. A G-FORCE PRO SERIES RACING GEAR patch is present year the arm gusset. The right sleeve features a SUNOCO logo and a FEDERATED AUTO PARTS logo embroidered on the top of the sleeve, but nothing in television position. The left sleeve features a C&J ENERGY SERVICES logo and a NASCAR logo embroidered on the top of the sleeve, but nothing in television position. The back of the suit shows some light wear.The back of the neck is unadorned.The back torso features a U.S. CHROME PERFORMANCE COATINGS logo embroidered in white and blue on the red material.Next week, another pit crew jacket.

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