[200q20v] RE: [s-cars] Helmets

Lee M. Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Wed Apr 25 20:49:03 EDT 2001

Thanks John, I appreciate the info, and the suggestion of borrowing a
helmet. The guy that suggested fire-retardance was a motorcycle guy, and he
was just trying to be helpful. :)

A second shop owner hadn't heard about any specific rules about
fire-retardance either...

I ended up ordering a Bell M2, bag and neck brace from OGRacing.com. Friend
of mine has bought a bunch of stuff from them and has been happy with both
service and pricing.

OG offered me a reasonable price on an SA 95 M3 (older design but a bit
lighter than the M2), but I went with the SA 2000 M2. There's an active
autocross community here in New England (www.ner.org) and I want to go start
playing. Haven't had the equipment in the past to be able to do so, and now
that I do have a car that will at least be fun, if not necessarily

Course the first scheduled autocross school I could do is scheduled for
Memorial Day weekend, and I'll be bike racing in New Jersey. <sigh>

Too many wheeled diversions.  :)

'95.5 S6 avant
'93 Colnago Spiral Conic SLX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Petersen [mailto:petersen007 at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 7:31 PM
> To: Lee M. Levitt; s-car-list at yahoogroups.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Helmets
> I have the Solo 2000 rule book, it says that rating SA 1985 is legal, but
> will not be when SA 2000 arrives (it acknowledged that it would
> be arriving
> that year). So SA 1990, SA 1995, and SA 2000 are reasonable. Nowhere does
> it mention the fire-proof-ness of helmets. (see page 60 of rule book)
> This, however is only for solo II, and could be different than
> solo I rules
> (which I can't find a listing for helmets for). Solo II is autocrossing.
> You are aware that you can borrow helmets, right?
> -John
> At 05:31 PM 4/25/01 -0400, Lee M. Levitt wrote:
> >Speaking of safety, I intend to do some basic autocrossing this year and
> >will need to buy a helmet pronto. Most of the shops in the area are
> >motorcycle focused, and don't know much about the rules for autocrossing.
> >
> >I gather that the latest Snell rating is SA 2000...but one
> fellow asked if I
> >needed a fire retardent helmet. I sure hope not :)
> >
> >Anybody know if this is a requirement in SCCA Solo Trials (basic
> entry level
> >autocrossing)?
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >Lee
> >'95.5 S6 avant
> >
> >
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