PRI 2018: Racetech Unveils New Seats For Off-Roaders And Road Racers

At PRI, renowned seatmaker Racetech unveiled two new seats for the racers, weekend warriors, and off-roaders alike. The first of which is the RT1000 Vinyl. Though this entry-level seat isn’t exactly new, this variant is now offered with a vinyl cover to handle situations in which the seat is likely to get wet or dirty.

Vinyl-covered race seat for applications that expose the interior of the vehicle to the elements

This updated version best suits side-by-sides, offroad racers, open-top cars, or anything that needs a little added protection from the elements. Its vinyl covering makes it a strong fit for a vintage road racer, a casual autocrosser, or something slated for the Optima Street Challenge thanks to its simple lines, unobtrusive shape, and enough bolster to support the driver while still complementing the aesthetic of a classic cabin. This fiberglass composite seat is FIA-homologated and will fit on universal seat rails, so fitment should be no issue for most mainstream models.

The RT1000 seat provides the support needed for off-road or on-track applications that require a seat that’s more weather-resistant and easily cleaned.

The other model is their new 100-series seat. Available in standard or wide and tall; with a halo or without, the accommodating 100 is a hybrid between their 4119 series and their 4009 series. Larger harness slots cater to drivers of different torso sizes, squared shoulders help improve containment, one-piece cover which keeps costs down, and a new “spacer” material allows the seat to breathe and absorbs perspiration in hot or humid conditions.

Available and standard and wide sizes, as well as with and without a halo, the Racetech 100 also features spacer panels to help keep the driver dry on humid days.

Because its designed with a backmount to cater to the regulations present in many road racing categories, the 100-series is even more robust. This helps put more pressure on upper shoulders and less stress on kidneys and ribcage in the event of a crash.

Availability and Customer Service are Two Advantages of Buying from Racetech

As 95% of their stock is always available, it’s best to reach out to the Nevada-based company for quick delivery and unbeaten customer support. Their extensive understanding of safe and supportive racing seats is delved into in this in-depth piece we ran recently, and should motivate any aspiring driver to take a strong seat—something that anyone serious about safety should take into consideration.

Racetech’s Brian Oleshak with his two new race seats that debuted at PRI, each fitting a specific market need.

About the author

Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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