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    What kind of helmet for the drag strip

    Hopefully the answer isn't contact the drag strip you go to, but how lenient are most drag strips for test and tunes or street class brackets. Looking to take my car and all I can find on the different drag strips web sites is a link to the NHRA rules that call for a snell approved helmet. I'm hoping for like the $30 walmart special.
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    $30 walmart special? we are talking about your life here buy the proper equipment or don't do it at all. period...
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    I'm in a street car not in a race car doing 180MPH. I would say the strip is safer than half the stuff done on the street. On a bike where it's your head vs the pavement that's understandable (even though half the people don't even use helmets then) but when you already in a pretty safe car how much extra safety is needed. How many people here would run without a helmet if it wasn't a requirement?
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    I've run with cheap helmets before but my advice would be to spend some money on a real one that you can also use for autocross and track days.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
    I've run with cheap helmets before but my advice would be to spend some money on a real one that you can also use for autocross and track days.
    Actually I didn't think that far ahead would eventually like to have time to try some tracking. Any recommendations on one that meets requirements, is comfortable, good visibility, breathes well and pricing isn't too bad?
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    You want one that is SA2010 compliant. You may need to try on a few different ones before you find one that fits your head. Generally, you want a full face helmet for eye and face protection.

    I was directed to this site:

    http://www.saferacer.com/auto-racing-helmets

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
    I'm in a street car not in a race car doing 180MPH. I would say the strip is safer than half the stuff done on the street. On a bike where it's your head vs the pavement that's understandable (even though half the people don't even use helmets then) but when you already in a pretty safe car how much extra safety is needed. How many people here would run without a helmet if it wasn't a requirement?
    I'd pay the extra bucks and get a Snell SA2010 certified helmet.

    The tracks I've been to don't check, but safer is always better?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
    I'd pay the extra bucks and get a Snell SA2010 certified helmet.

    The tracks I've been to don't check, but safer is always better?
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    SA2010 for sure. it'll cover you for auto x, track days and drag strips. I just did my first auto x Sunday and they THOROUGHLY inspected my helmet. I've never worn one on a drag strip. Most drag strips down here don't require helmets unless you're running over 150mph traps i think or sub 10sec ET i don't remember.

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    an inexpensive SAFE helmet isn't all that expensive...

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    I know but a helmets like a condom its always safer to use but $#@! just don't feel right.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
    I know but a helmets like a condom its always safer to use but $#@! just don't feel right.
    Exactly, and you don't realize you should have used one until its too late.

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    Hell yeah, lets see somebody rockin one of those at the track.

    On a more serious note where do you go to try a few of these on to see how they fit?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
    On a more serious note where do you go to try a few of these on to see how they fit?
    Any track shop or motorcycle shop.

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