AKRON, OH – January 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Tim Arfons, president and founder of The Akron Turbine Group, was awarded with NASCAR’s Track Services Mission Award at the 18th annual NASCAR Safety and Operations Summit presented by American Medical Response on January 9, 2018. Track professionals from the U.S., Canada and Mexico were in attendance to receive continuing education and training in preparation for the 2018 racing season. Following the summit, recognition was given to those individuals and tracks who exhibited outstanding performance during 2017.
The Track Services Mission Award is given to an individual who goes above and beyond in support of the track services team’s mission. Improving the safety of all, at every NASCAR event, through advanced continuing education, qualified training and support for all track services personnel is the mission of the track services team. Arfons has served at NASCAR events for 15 years and uses his advanced jet dryer technology to keep NASCAR tracks dry and free of debris during the races.
“I am deeply honored to have received this award. This industry is my passion, and I am grateful to have the expertise to help NASCAR maximize competition during inclement weather,” Arfons said.
Additional information about Tim Arfons and The Akron Turbine Group can be found at http://www.akronturbinegroup.com/.
About Akron Turbine Group
“Turbo” Tim Arfons is the son of 3-time land speed record holder Art Arfons, famous for his line of “Green Monster” jet vehicles.
Tim began his own motorsports career on the drag strip before turning to pulling with his Green Monster Camaro and Starfire Corvette funny cars.
Known worldwide for his unique jet-powered Quadracers, Arfons earned his reputation as a skilled stunt driver by catapulting himself over a row of cars in the Jet Jumper. He has adapted special turbine engines to power the now popular robots and even designed and built the world’s only jet powered personal watercraft.
Tim has held the position of jet inspector for the National Tractor Pullers Association and regularly consults with the European Tractor Pulling Committee on its turbine rules.
Source: Akron Turbine Group