[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] Helmets
tedebearp at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 18:19:38 EDT 2001
SA helmets already have nomex liners. that used to be one of the
differences between the SA and M specs, but M95 and later have
nomex liners as well.
so you've got the flame-retardant angle covered.
if you are looking to get into this cheaply, i'd look at whether the
solo rules allow you to run an M-spec helmet. motorcycle helmets can
be a lot cheaper, and a new M95 helmet can be purchased for less than
--- John Petersen <petersen007 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 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?
> 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
> >'95.5 S6 avant
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