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Northstar Motorsports Selected For Exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Renee Brushaber
Published: 2010-12-06 14:33:00
Last Updated: 2010-12-08 06:27:11

Northstar Motorsports contributes to a natural phenomenon

Over a year ago, we were contacted by the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago to help with a portion of an exhibit called Science Storms.  Science Storms is a one-of-kind exhibit which explores the worlds of physics and chemistry and how they relate to nature's most powerful forces:  tornadoes, lightening, fire, tsunamis, sunlight, avalanches and atoms in motion.  There are large scale experiments to take part in, such as stepping into a vortex of a tornado, igniting and controlling fires, creating a wave in a large water tank and much more.
What does Northstar Motorsports have to do with natural phenomenons, you ask?  Simple. Fire. Northstar Motorsports is the premier supplier of Racing Safety Equipment.  The majority of our products are for driver safety in the event of a fire.  From head to toe, a racer is protected from fire by wearing fire-resistant clothing and accessories made of Nomex®, a fire-resistant material.  So this is how we came to help with the exhibit.  The museum wanted to have a display showcasing items that resist fire. Northstar Motorsports was able to provide the museum with an original Sparco Nomex® Racing Suit custom made for Jeff Gordon, a custom pair of Sparco Nomex® Racing Gloves, Sparco Top 3 Nomex® Racing Shoes, and Sparco Nomex® Underwear (long-sleeve top, bottoms and balaclava/headsock).
Having a close relationship with the folks at Arai, we were able to get them to donate two Arai Nomex®-lined Auto Racing Helmets (the brand preferred by Jeff Gordon).  The helmets were painted by Razor Image and resemble a Jeff Gordon design. One Arai helmet is on a mannequin and the other is cut in half to show the inner workings of an auto racing helmet.
It was an honor and rare experience to be able to work with the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago.  The exhibit is open and will remain for many years.  If you are in the Chicago area, we encourage you to experience the amazing Science Storms and check out our glass-enclosed display in the fire section of the exhibit. 

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