Many HPDE Events or Road Course Track days require an in car Fire Extinguisher. A California company, H3R Performance, makes a racing purpose Fire Extinguisher. It is purpose built for automotive and aircraft use. Their HalGuard unit contains Halotron 1 an electrically non-conductive clean extinguishing agent that rapidly turns into a gas. Thus not making a huge mess in your car or impairing your vision. Plus its rated for oil, gas and electrical fires.
The HalGuard Extinguishers are made in the USA and have all metal parts. The cheaper extinguishers have plastic parts that can age and rot over time. These are made in the USA and come with a 5yr limited warranty, and come in at under 6lbs. The H3R Performance Class B:C extinguishers are what are called for on the types of fires likely to occur in the automotive racing environment.
They feature a nice roll bar mounting option as well as a flat surface mounting bracket. The extinguisher comes in chrome, black or red colors. This quick-release billet aluminum mounting bracket is accepted by most race-sanctioning bodies and clubs, including NHRA, IHRA, NMCA, NMRA, NSRA and MTRA.
If the HPDE, autocross, road racing event or pro-touring event you are attending requires an in car fire extinguisher then the HalGuard is the one you want.
|I had to make a sleeve to make the roll bar mount work on my roll cage. My friend Jeff, at Strange Engineering designed it and had it cut.|
|They fit perfectly into the roll bar mount unit from HR3 Performance. I have an SCCA 1.5 DOM bar and the smallest they stock is a 1 5/8 clamp.|
|Here is clamp mounted on the removable center bar of my roll cage. You can also see the quick removal pin.|
|Here is a shot from the passengers side. The fire extinguisher and bracket are show quality as well as true racing quality.|
|Here is the angle from the drivers side. The band clamp and bar mount are both in brushed aluminum finish.|
|I just ran the car at Road America in Wisconsin and had the HalGuard on the car. The safety crew there recommended this specific type of extinguisher for road racing. I put it right between the seats so I can access it quickly if need be.|