Motorsports helmet

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KentState, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. KentState

    KentState Diamond Member

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    I need to get my own as borrowing one each time I got out is getting a little tedious. The local drag strip pretty much requires one unless you are driving a turd of a car. Does anyone see a reason to go for anything beyond this?

    Bell Sport Mag SA2010 Auto Racing Helmet
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    http://www.saferacer.com/bell-sport-mag-sa2010-auto-racing-helmet.html?productid=2211

    Also, has anyone ordered from saferacer.com? Seems like a good site, but I don't have any first hand experience.
     
  2. cbrsurfr

    cbrsurfr Golden Member

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    I usually order from www.helmetcity.com Hassle free returns/exchanges. I've heard of saferacer but never used them. SA2010 should be fine. I've had 2 now and they've paid for themselves vs renting one for $30-40 at each event. Plus no one elses funk touches your head. lol
     
  3. brainhulk

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    If you plan on doing any road courses, i would buy a full face one. Just because when you go off into the dirt, you want your eyes and face protected from the debris

    I also use a headsock, so u can just wash it afterward and not too much sweat gets your helmet funky
     
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  4. thedarkwolf

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    That is the one I use for autox.
     
  5. KentState

    KentState Diamond Member

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    Are there any concerns with airbags and full face helmets? I haven't researched but I thought they could deploy into the helmet.
     
  6. RichieZ

    RichieZ Diamond Member

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    if you are looking for a cheapie i'd buy an open face pyrotect, i've used mine at 15+ track days

    however I do regret not buying a full face helmet
     
  7. brainhulk

    brainhulk Diamond Member

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    Ive never heard of that before. You are driving with the visor down, so i dont see how that can happen
     
  8. JCH13

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    The airbag will hit the helmet and push your head back harder than it would if you weren't wearing the helmet. Not sure if it's a real concern or a myth, personally.

    For casual drag strip nights, that helmet would do fine I think.
     
  9. HybridSquirrel

    HybridSquirrel Diamond Member

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    I bought my motorcycle helmet/track helmet on amazon for 50 bucks. It was a bell, and was DOT approved.
     
  10. JCH13

    JCH13 Diamond Member

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    Not all tracks/organizations accept DOT helmets. In my experience most require Snell-rated, some require SA.
     
  11. HybridSquirrel

    HybridSquirrel Diamond Member

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    Eh, the track I go to requires DOT approved. So it works for me. The ice racing events also require a "helmet". Either way I was just suggesting OP check amazon...
     
  12. twinrider1

    twinrider1 Diamond Member

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    Full face for a motorcycle, but in a car I think that Bell would be fine....along with goggles and a good restraint system.
     
  13. KentState

    KentState Diamond Member

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    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    Motorcycle helmets are not allowed at many track events because they are not fire retardant.
     
  15. JCH13

    JCH13 Diamond Member

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    Yep. They're fine for cone-dodging (Snell) but anything on a track/wheel-to-wheel that I've seen requires SA.

    Frankly, cheaping out on a helmet is not a good call. Sure, 99.9% of the time it's no big deal. But when you need a good helmet, it can save your life. I've always heard: "if you've got a $100 head, get a $100 helmet".
     
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    phucheneh Diamond Member

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    Isn't it obvious? You can look like the Stig.
     
  18. HybridSquirrel

    HybridSquirrel Diamond Member

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    I actually just went to High Plains Raceway here in CO to set up for a track event next weekend, and I asked them about my helmet and they said its good to go. Maybe I just lucked out, but yeah. Amazon has done well for me...
     
  19. JCH13

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    I assume that was an un-timed HPDE, not an actual race, correct?
     
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  21. HybridSquirrel

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    it was just an open track day marketing event....