Sadler took a moment to describe how Hutchens' device functions:
"It's a device that straps around your waist, and straps around your chest, and it comes up your back and hooks to helmet," Sadler said. "And then it comes under you, and you sit on it and it hooks to your lap belt. It comes up under your butt and you sit on it, and it hooks to your lap belt."
The nature of harness is much different than the HANS device, which uses a neck brace and tethers to hold the head in position upon impact. Hutchens' device holds the head and neck in place by utilizing the car's seat belts.
"When you hit a wall in one of these racecars, the first thing your body does is go down in the seat," Sadler said. "You go down and then it throws your head forward. What this lap belt does, if you try to go down, it tightens up on the lap belt and pulls your head back. So there's no possible way your head can more forward."
Sadler feels there is no comparison between the two.
"(This device has) so much advantage to the HANS because the HANS has your shoulders and your head tied down so much, so you can't move under racing conditions.
"I wore one in Happy Hour here at Rockingham. You can't even tell you have one on under racing conditions, and I really came in one time and tried to slam my head forward and it really locked in there like it's supposed to. You can move your head side to side all you want, so you have peripheral vision."
"This is a huge step from where we were," Sadler continued. "The way they've got it hooked to the belt it can't come loose. It won't ride up, and can't come loose cause it's hooked to the lap belt."