Motorsport Safety Foundation is a nonprofit team of experts dedicated to improving safety standards and training guidelines in motorsports. SPEEDVEGAS has been working closely with the Motorsport Safety Foundation to upgrade safety training, safety protocols, and track safety. We have designed and implemented a comprehensive training curriculum for all of our coaching staff. We are proud of this program and of our coaches for their commitment to the training. We are the first driving experience in our class to mandate coaches pass the MSF certification to coach with guest drivers. Recertification is ongoing for all coaches. MSF training happens monthly and recertification happens every year. In addition to the protocols for our coaching staff we have heavily invested in track improvements to upgrade safety measures both around the track and on the vehicles. Our fire & safety team includes EMT trained staff ready to deploy and an airport-style control tower that manages and controls the race team operation over communications in-car and with the coaching staff. For our guests’ safety, we continue to improve our driver and coaching communication in-car protocols and we have implemented the first and only head and neck support harness system called a Hans device for all of our on-road and off-road experiences.
Scot Elkins is a motorsport industry veteran having been the Race Director for FIA Formula E, Deputy Race Director for F1/F2 and F3, COO for IMSA; Technical Director for ChampCar; and a race engineer for NASCAR and IRL teams. Elkins brings 25+ years of motorsport experience to the foundation, providing expertise in areas such as officiating, event operations, race management, circuit inspection, and vehicle design/engineering. Elkins graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He has 4 children and resides in Southern CA with his wife, Lauren.
“WE’RE PLEASED TO SAY THAT SPEEDVEGAS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY DRIVING EXPERIENCE TO MANDATE DRIVING COACHES PASS (AND MAINTAIN) AN HPDE CERTIFICATION. OUR TEAM HAS BEEN IMPRESSED WITH THEIR COMMITMENT TO THEIR CUSTOMER AND STAFF SAFETY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE SPEEDVEGAS TEAM THROUGH THEIR EXPANSION INTO NEW EXPERIENCES.” ~SCOT ELKINS~