Posted (04/23/2012) -
Cool Shirt by Shafer Enterprises offers the best Driver Cooling System on the market and is currently used by over 25,000 race car drivers worldwide. Their Cool Suit uses temperature controlled cool water to increase driver comfort and performance and can be combined with Fresh Air Systems to help reduce driver fatigue.
For Team Sahlen’s drivers, this edge assists in keeping them fresh during the long ROLEX series endurance events. Drivers can find themselves in the car for over an hour at a time, in temperatures that range as high as 160 degrees in the cockpit.
“We have utilized the Cool Shirt System for over 6 years now. And it has been a life saver on more than one occasion. If you overheat, you tend to make mistakes, which can be very bad when you are driving at over 180 mph.” – shared Wayne Nonnamaker
The invention that launched Shafer Enterprises and Cool Shirt® was a cooling vest for surgeons to use in the operating room. Rich Shafer, the company’s founder, spent many years working beside surgeons for hours under hot operating room lights as a distributor for replacement knees, hips, etc. In a true entrepreneurial spirit, Rich saw the opportunity to help the doctors that were helping the patients and the Surgeon’s Cool Vest was born. Since 1987, Shafer Enterprises has grown exponentially to become the world leader in personal cooling systems for surgeons, racecar drivers, football players, fire/emergency services/hazmat, military and industrial workers. Using NASA study guidelines, Cool Shirt® active cooling systems help people manage body heat in extreme environments using circulating temperature-controlled cool water.
The employee / owners of Shafer Enterprises, LLC have over 70 years combined experience in the medical field, holding 24 different patents. The company operates from two facilities: a 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee and a 12,000 square-foot distribution center in Stockbridge, Georgia.
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GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is supported by:
Mazda, Mazdaspeed, SimXperience, Alcon, Racetech, NGK, Cool Shirt, Racing Print Media, Mothers Polish, TheRaceSite.com, Western New York Flash, Grassroots Motorsports, ASC Industries, Iannetti Design Ideas, CM Racing, Quarter Master, BBS Wheels, MSI Racing Products and Endurance Karting