HARRISBURG, NC (3-7-02) Andy Hillenburg, founder/owner of the Fast Track High Performance Driving School based in Concord, North Carolina, has announced new safety measures for all driving students who participate in the Fast Track program.

Effective March 1, 2002, all drivers will be required to wear the HANS head and neck restraint system.

"Driver safety has always been on my mind, and never more so than now," said Hillenburg. "We feel like Fast Track has been the leader in driving schools over the last 10 years or so and it was time to step up and prove it once again. That, and it's the right thing to do."

The HANS device will be provided by the Fast Track school for all students who participate in the program.

"The Fast Track school has always focused on safety," said 2-time student Dan Knisley. "I've been through it twice and I'd do it again. I think it says a lot when the school steps up and provides the HANS device for each and every student. It tells me they want to do the right thing."

Since 1989 thousands of stock car racing enthusiasts have graduated from Fast Track High Performance Driving Schools at some of the most renowned speedways in the country. The Fast Track school is designed to provide race fans and/or upcoming drivers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Winston Cup-style racecar.