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Mitigator Safety Material Saves Boy from Horrible Crash

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( August 6, 2010 —
June 23 2010

Mr. Richard McKinney
MitiGator High Impact Cushioning Systems,

As a Father I would like to thank you for your MitiGator High Impact Cushioning System, my son Hunter was fitted at Richardson Racing Products for new custom built seat with the MitiGator High Impact Cushioning System being installed, I see now how that allowed them to build us the best Race seat I have ever seen. I was told of how your MitiGator System works in other race cars and boats along with the ability to protect our soldiers as they use it in the Military Vehicles of all types. I want to let other parents know that if they have a Son or Daughter racing or they race themselves they need to install this product into their seat. It will make any professional racing seat safer and more comfortable. With the introduction to the MitiGator High Impact Cushioning System as Matt at Richardson’s Racing Products installed it at their facility I became a true believer in the ability of how MitiGator would make our new seat the safest seat we could provide him.

Last Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway my son Hunter’s new custom racing seat for his Bandolero Race Car was tested as he had the worst crash of his racing career. As he was practicing he came out of the second turn and another car spun-out right in front of him leaving him nowhere to go but hit him hard. Hunter hit him with his car that weighs in at 765 Lbs. creating a violent impact that caused a lot of damage like the following we bent the Rack and Pinion steering which is located in the car and inside the driverscompartment, bent the Spindle and A-Frame, destroyed the front support Horns and Bumper, and completely wiped out the Front body of the Car. But to our surprise Hunter limped the car back to the pits with out as much as having the breathe knocked out of him, it was amazing Hunter said he was held so tight in the seat that he absolutely felt NOTHING except the spoke in the steering wheel snapped back and bruised his hand.

After the night was over I told Todd thank you to for insisting on us installing this amazing safety product into our new custom built Richardson Seat. It is my opinion that the MitiGator should be mandatory in all forms of Racing after seeing it work first hand. Hunter said it was cool he didn’t feel anything but WOW what a difference in crashing a Bando compared to my quarter midgets, the Bandolero hit was the hardest I have ever been in and I am glad to know I am so safe in my car. Hunter thought Matt was cool when he made him a special seat cover that matched his race car but Monday night he was really Glad Matt took the time to fit him and add the MitiGator system to his seat.

Thanks Again,
Donald Richards (Father)
Hunter Richards (Driver)

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Team Mitigator Race Team has a Tough Weekend

Team Mitigator, the maker of Extreme Sports Protection Systems, had a very eventful weekend, just not what we expected.  So the weekend was suppose to be filled with cheers and people having champagne being poured over their heads in victory, but this weekend proved to be, not quite what we had anticipated.  It started off with Team Mitigator’s Auto Racing Team having mechanical problems on Lap 12 with smoke billowing out of the rear of the car.  It was unclear what the problem was and Team Mitigator Car 13 went into the pits to see if they could resolve the issue.  They could not and therefore never made it back out onto the track.

On Sunday, Team Mitigator’s Offshore Racing Team took to the beautiful waters of Miami Beach to continue on with its win out of Maryland.  Warren Miller, Team Mitigator’s Driver/Owner of the Mitigator Boat,  had the boat configured for rough seas and the initial glance at water conditions were that of calm seas which gave some concern to how well Team Mitigator would place.  On Race Day Team Mitigator was heading out to the starting point of the when it was hit by a rough wave which caused water to flow into the exhaust and created what is called a “Hydro Lock”, water flowing into the engine and the engine shutting down.  At first look, it was assumed that the battery had taken a hit and cracked but that was not the case as Warren later found out.  The boat had to be towed in and Team Mitigator was never able to start the race.

In High Performance racing, these land and sea vehicle’s are highly sophisticated and very sensitive pieces of engineering marvels.  The fact that these drivers and their equipment is driven to the edge of their maximum performance, and the constant “tweaking” to get that last bit of horse power out of them, eventually leads to breakdown, it happens with every race team.

So although Team Mitigator had a tough weekend, we would like to thank all the sponsors of the 3rd Annual SIB Offshore Powerboat Challenge.  We will see you next year, same place but with a vengeance in our bones!


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Team Mitigator Signs on for another Year of Supporting Gibson Motorsports

MitiGator commits to 2010 sponsorship of Gibson Motorsports

Gibson Motorsports is excited and proud to announce that MitiGator, the primary sponsor of USA Racing Pro Cup driver, John Gibson during the last half of 2009, has signed on to sponsor John for the 2010 season.

Barbara McKinney, President of Sea Systems Group (SEAS) said “We are pleased to be the primary sponsor of John Gibson Motorsports for 2010.  As we get better acquainted, our relationship with them continues to grow beyond USAR Pro Cup sponsorship.  SEAS and Gibson are jointly working to develop and evaluate innovative new MitiGator products for the motorsports industry.  We have high hopes that “Team MitiGator Racing” and will evolve into a new business unit that has an impact on all types of motorsports from asphalt and dirt to off-road and offshore.”

MitiGator is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people from hi-speed, hi-impact assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time.  The MitiGator uses patented air control technology working with 4,044 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate problems.

“We are so excited about MitiGator’s involvement,” said John Gibson.  “The product is fantastic, and the people at Sea Systems Group that manufacture Mitigator are just top notch.  We are so proud to represent them.”

MitiGator is produced by Sea Systems Group in Clarksville, VA.  Gibson Motorsports is not the only organization that thinks Sea Systems Group is a class act.  On December 11, 2009, Sea Systems Group was awarded the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

MitiGator was originally developed as an engineered product that was, and continues to be heavily used in military vehicles in all aspects of combat.  The MitiGator is designed to dissipate a blast, thus protecting troops from death.  In 2009 MitiGator expanded into the racing industry to protect race car drivers and their equipment.  In addition, the company is looking at other applications that can use the same technology thus reducing the stresses on workers, athletes, and others from repeated shock.

“This is a product that has truly unlimited applications,” said Chuck Gibson, co-owner of Gibson Motorsports.  “MitiGator came on board last year and outfitted John’s car.  John has reported less fatigue and less low back pain especially following the longer races. We are truly impressed.”

You can learn more about MitiGator by going to or by visiting the “sponsors” tab of John Gibson’s website:

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Team MitiGator Racing “Meet & Greet” in Clarksville Thursday October 29

Team MitiGator™ Racing “Meet & Greet” in Clarksville Thursday October 29th

Team MitiGator™ Racing will hold a fan appreciation day on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00PM in downtown Clarksville in the Sea Systems Group, Inc. (SEAS) parking lot as the 2009 race season winds down.  The Team MitiGator™ 510 Offshore Joker Race Boat and the Team MitiGator™ 13S Ford Fusion will be on display and Drivers Warren Miller and John Gibson will be on hand for autographs and talks and questions with fans.  In addition John and Kristy Gibson of Gibson Motorsports will be guest speakers at the Lake Country Rotary Club luncheon at the Lake House Restaurant at 12:00 noon.  The Gibson’s will talk about stock car racing as a family owned business and how motorsports marketing can help grow a business.  The Rotary meeting is open to the public for those who wish to learn more about stock car racing and Rotary International.


Team MitiGator™ at The Rock in Rockingham, NC (Photos courtesy of Kathy Bond/USAR).

Gibson Motorsports is a small family owned business dedicated to stock car racing and John Gibson’s motorsports career. Driver John Gibson is 24 years old and has been racing since he was very young.  John is currently 7th in USAR Pro Cup Championship Points with one race to go.  His next and last race of 2009 is Saturday October 31 at the South Boston Speedway.  Come and watch him shoot for a win after coming off of two straight top five places in the USAR Pro Cup Championship Series.  Watch the live webcast from John’s pit at South Boston on on Saturday at about 4:00PM.  Find out more about Gibson Motorsports’ at

teammitigatorboatjump Team MitiGator™ goes airborne during the OPA Offshore Race in Ocean City, MD.

The Team MitiGator™ Offshore Racing boat (#510) is owned and driven by Warren Miller of High Priority Offshore Racing (  Warren began offshore racing in 1998 and started racing OPA Offshore Racing in 2006 with an OPA National Points Title in his class.  Team MitiGator™ Offshore won second place in the 2009 OPA GEICO Triple Crown US Championship in its class and took one checkered flag this year. Join the Facebook “Team MitiGator Offshore Racing” Group to keep in contact with Warren and the crew as they get ready for the 2010 season.

Sea Systems Group sponsors Team MitiGator Racing and is the manufacturer of MitiGator™ products. The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people from hi-speed, hi-impact assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time.  The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with 4,044 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate problems.  The shock and vibration dampening features of the MitiGator give a competitive edge by the end of a long race.  These forces, when transmitted to drivers, can impair their comfort, performance, and visual acuity and in extreme cases, even the ability to control the vehicle. Whole body vibration in the range of 4 Hz vertical and 1-2 Hz side to side can create loss of control for vehicle operators. This is a resonant frequency (the range of motion is increased rhythmically with this frequency) and operators can be literally unable to control the vehicle. Find out more at our new MitiGator website at

The SEAS parking lot is directly behind the Wachovia Bank on Virginia Ave. in Clarksville, VA.  Please come down and meet the Team MitiGator™ drivers.

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