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LONG POND, Pa. Adoree Jackson Womens Jersey . -- One year after he was killed in a freak accident at Pocono Raceway, it was natural that Justin Wilson was in everyones thoughts this weekend, when the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the Tricky Triangle.Wilson died on Aug. 24, 2015, when he was struck on the helmet by a piece of flying debris from a car that crashed nearly half a mile up the track. The recent death of USAC star (and occasional IndyCar racer) Bryan Clauson in a Midget car only added to the feeling of sadness hanging over the Pocono tri-oval.While the IndyCar community is reflecting this weekend on the losses of Wilson and Clauson, series officials remain focused on improving cockpit safety to minimize the chances that an incident similar to Wilsons could happen again. IndyCar has closely monitored cockpit safety advances such as the canopy developed by Don Schumacher Racing for NHRA Top Fuel drag racing cars and initiatives being explored by Formula One, including a wraparound aeroscreen and a carbon composite halo.The series faces two key challenges in proceeding with some form of cockpit protection for its open-wheel cars. The wide variety of tracks, from walled-in street courses to high-banked ovals, creates visibility and sight line issues that might preclude the use of a halo. In addition, the solution must be adaptable to the current Dallara DW-12 chassis, which is expected to be in use for at least three more years.Were working on two or three different directions, said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of operations and competition. Obviously, safety is our No. 1 priority, so its something weve been working hard at for the last six to eight months, whether its a screen or a halo or possibly some other type of idea coming out.Because what we do is so diverse, you cant maybe have just one configuration that goes across the board, he added. So were looking at all kinds of different things. We are collaborating with lots of different people to come up with what could be the best solution. Is it a 2017 initiative or a 2018 initiative? At this point, were really not sure. Obviously, we want to make sure we get it right. As soon as we get it right and ready to go, we will implement it as soon as we can.Respected orthopedic surgeon Terry Trammell, who has worked with open-wheel sanctioning bodies on safety-related matters for decades, is leading IndyCars research efforts. Trammell revealed that the latest direction of development is what he called a deflector reminiscent of the canopy on an F-16 fighter jet.?With Trammell often assisting, open-wheel sanctioning bodies have made numerous changes to the cockpit area the past two decades. CART introduced raised cockpit sides in 1996 and a year later mandated a wider cockpit area that incorporated a padded, horseshoe-shaped collar that fits over the drivers shoulders.This year, in the wake of an accident in May 2015 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in which a suspension arm pierced the monocoque and caused serious injury to driver James Hinchcliffe, IndyCar added additional strengthening panels to the sides of the tub.The head surround in the Indy car is probably one of the most advanced features to protect against head injury because it, by itself, absorbs head impact into the head surround very well and better now than it did even two years ago because of the evolution of what weve built into it, Trammell said. That whole complex system of what goes on inside the chassis, inside the tub around the driver -- we package them much better now than we did, certainly much better now than 20 years ago and really better than we did 10 years ago.The unusual nature of Wilsons accident, which occurred less than a year after Jules Bianchis fatal accident in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race (when his car slid under a safety vehicle tending to a wrecked car and caused a massive head injury), has made the search for a safe way to enclose the cockpit of an open-wheel car the highest priority for sanctioning bodies around the globe.But IndyCar doesnt want to rush a flawed solution into action before it can be adequately tested and proven. ??I wouldnt say were close, Frye said. Were very aggressively going after the right solution, and were probably close to coming up with a direction. But whenever you do something like that, theres a cause and effect in everything you do. So theres going to have to be some testing that goes along with it. I dont think working with an existing tub is a big issue. We deal with lots of smart people every day, so retrofitting it will not be that difficult. It just depends on what it is.Theres issues like product supply, and theres the cost. So far, weve been surprised in a good way because I think we can do some different things that are very, very good, and its going to be more economical than we thought to was going to be. So thats always a nice surprise.The one-in-a-billion randomness of Wilsons accident made his passing somewhat easier to accept for IndyCar drivers, who are generally happy with the safety record of the current car, as well as the series efforts to develop additional improvements.I think they have done a good job on safety, IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud?said. This year, they have done tremendous improvements on the cars, and theyre being proactive, which is awesome to hear for the future.Personally, Id like to have something [protecting the cockpit] because you dont like to think what could happen -- thats the nature of being a human being. I know its a dangerous sport, and its never going to be fully safe. The human body is not meant to travel more than 200 mph. But if we can do something to protect us and make it better, Im all for it.The progress that has been made over the years is even more pronounced for veteran drivers who were around to drive previous generations of Indy cars.I think the series has done a really good job with safety, said Juan Pablo Montoya, whose IndyCar career dates to 1999, when he won the CART-sanctioned series as a 23-year-old rookie. I think in the last 10, 15 years weve come a long, long way.You cant prevent everything -- its motor racing. Theres always a danger to it, and as drivers, we need to accept that. 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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rookie Sebastian Aho needed a month to finally get his first NHL goal, and he and linemates Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravainen celebrated with an offensive outburst.Aho scored his first two NHL goals, Staal had a goal and three assists and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Saturday night.It was good night for us, the 19-year-old Aho said. It was a big goal for me and it feels good. Its my first NHL goal. Our whole line played well.Aho added an assist and Teravainen had a goal and three assists.Tonight, that was a very good line, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. And that should be a good line. Theres plenty of hockey sense there. Teravainen seems like hes kind of fitting in and comfortable. Now that Ahos gotten on the board, I think hes going to take a step also.Victor Rask also scored for Carolina. Cam Ward made 20 saves.We had breakdowns in position and we were losing battles, Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen said. To (Carolinas) credit, they played really hard and made things happen and we made too many mistakes.Washington was coming off an overtime win in Chicago on Friday night.When you play back-to-backs, and its no excuse, you have to be mentally sharp and mentally tough, Caps coach Barry Trotz said. You just have to manage the game real good. Youve got to play smarter and we didnt do that.Evgeny Kuznetsov scored with 7:58 left in the first period to put Washington aheead 1-0, but backup Philipp Grubauer stopped only 33 of 37 shots. Taywan Taylor Womens Jersey. Aho scored 35 seconds later, getting his first career goal from a sharp angle to tie it.Teravainen put the Hurricanes up 2-1 with 2:59 left in the first when he was left open in the slot and shot in a pass from Aho.Staal scored on the power play early in the second period when he slipped a shot off a rebound. Staal had started the play by keeping the puck in the offensive zone at the blue line and then working his way to the net.We skated well tonight, Staal said. I think they had a tough game last night and we wanted to get the jump on them early and thats what we did.Rask scored his sixth goal of the season in the second for a 4-1 edge.Carolina withstood Washingtons push in the second period when two Hurricanes broke their sticks on defense. Carolina was finally able to clear the puck and prevent Washington from scoring.Aho added an empty-net goal with 3:50 left.Game notes Staals four points gave him 400 career. It was his first multipoint game of the season. ... Rask and Teravainen scored for the second straight game. ... The Capitals had a first-period goal for the 11th time in 14 games.UP NEXTCapitals: Visit Columbus to wrap a three-game trip.Hurricanes: Host San Jose for the third tilt of a five-game homestand. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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