Bill Simpson, founder of New Braunfels’ Simpson Performance Products, dead at 79
December 16, 2019 3:12PM CST
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Long-time racing safety pioneer Bill Simpson died Monday after suffering a stroke.
He was 79.
Simpson has been a major developer and supplier of safety products like fire suits, helmets and much more.
Before starting Simpson Performance Products — now headquartered in New Braunfels — Simpson had been a driver in drag and open-wheel racing.
The @MotorsportsHOF regrets to report the passing of 2003 Inductee Bill Simpson following a stroke. His racing career began as a driver then he became a pioneer in racing safety that assures his impact on motorsports will live forever. #mshfa #heroesofhorsepower @DISupdates pic.twitter.com/1Efh92jA8z
— Motorsports HOF (@MotorsportsHOF) December 16, 2019