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Old 03-16-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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will a motorcycle helmet work for camaro fest

I was wondering what type of helmet will be required at camaro fest?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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I'd assume anything as long as it's DOT approved?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:55 PM   #3
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DOT approved should be I guess. If it's SNELL, even better.
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As long as its a newer helmet you should be fine. Motorcycle helmets are accepted at most drag strips, but ATV/dirt bike or open style helmets usually aren't.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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if your drag racing on a sanctioned track, it's gotta be Snell approved, i'm unsure of what year snell though.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #7
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SNELL 2005 or better is required at most tracks.
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SNELL 2005 or better is required at most tracks.
Everyone attending will be good with a SNELL 2005 like Mindz said.

Here's a helmet appropriate for C5 Fest:
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #9
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At the track I go to they really aren't too hard on you as long as it is DOT approved, however, if you are turning in some quick times the rules get more strict!!! As long as you stay in the 12's or slower you should be good to go with a DOT approved helmet.
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SNELL 2005 or better is required at most tracks.

Correct! Your average Wallmart special with only DOT rating is no good. But most good quality bike hemets will be snell rated.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:51 PM   #11
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Correct! Your average Wallmart special with only DOT rating is no good. But most good quality bike hemets will be snell rated.

The only time you truly need a Snell 2005 SA rated helmet is in open cockpit cars or cars going 9.99 or faster with full rollcages.

edit for clarification: A Snell rated helmet is needed for 13.99 or quicker. The above was defining when a SA helmet may be required.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:02 PM   #12
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will this work?

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Old 03-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #13
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Says its Snell 2005 rated. Should be good to go.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #14
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The only time you truly need a Snell 2005 SA rated helmet is in open cockpit cars or cars going 9.99 or faster with full rollcages.
No, NHRA rules state a Snell 2005 rated helmet for ANY car 13.99 and quicker.
But it has to be a Full Faced Snell 2005 if you are 9.99 and quicker.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #15
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You should try it with a helmet......





....wait what?!?!?

Best post of the day right there.
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No, NHRA rules state a Snell 2005 rated helmet for ANY car 13.99 and quicker.
But it has to be a Full Faced Snell 2005 if you are 9.99 and quicker.

You are correct that any Snell rated helmet is needed for 13.99 or quicker. The reason for the post was for people who usually ask about the difference between a 'M' rated helmet and a 'SA' rated helmet referenced in my previous post.

Snell M are fine for 13.99 and quicker as you have stated. Most NHRA bodies will let you run Snell M's with cars quicker than 9.99, but if you are running an open cockpit car or a supercharged class car, it needs to be a SA. Some tracks in both the southeast and northeast request a SA with fast rollcage cars. SA helmets offers superior rollcage impact protection.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #17
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couldn't you call the track and get the correct answer?
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:57 PM   #18
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The only time you truly need a Snell 2005 SA rated helmet is in open cockpit cars or cars going 9.99 or faster with full rollcages.

NHRA and IHRA rules state a helmet is required for any car 13.99 or quicker. I attend Friday Night Street Legals all the time at my home track. Snell 2005 is the requirement not sure what the rules are in Geogia. I am bringing my Snell 2005 cause I know it's all good.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:07 PM   #19
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SA has Fireproof materials used. good to 7.5 seconds.

M is Motorcycle - has crash protection but no fireproof materials. Not for use going faster than 9.99

K is for kart (go kart) - these typically aren't allowed.

you are o.k. with snell 2005 M or SA helmets for most cars at the Fest.
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You are correct that any Snell rated helmet is needed for 13.99 or quicker. The reason for the post was for people who usually ask about the difference between a 'M' rated helmet and a 'SA' rated helmet referenced in my previous post.

Snell M are fine for 13.99 and quicker as you have stated. Most NHRA bodies will let you run Snell M's with cars quicker than 9.99, but if you are running an open cockpit car or a supercharged class car, it needs to be a SA. Some tracks in both the southeast and northeast request a SA with fast rollcage cars. SA helmets offers superior rollcage impact protection.
Sorry, but I am correct. I have the NHRA Drag racing rules right in front of me. Snell 2005 rating helmet for 13.99 & quicker. Snell 2005 full faced for 9.99 & quicker. If the track is an NHRA sanctioned facility they have to follow those rules.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:13 AM   #21
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sux all I have is motorcycle helmets dot
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:51 AM   #22
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I have a DOT helmet and have never been turned down by any track. Its new purchased last year and I was racing my 95 which was a low 10 second car. This is what I will be bringing with me and I guess if it isnt good enough I will sit on the side lines :(
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:25 AM   #23
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Sorry, but I am correct. I have the NHRA Drag racing rules right in front of me. Snell 2005 rating helmet for 13.99 & quicker. Snell 2005 full faced for 9.99 & quicker. If the track is an NHRA sanctioned facility they have to follow those rules.
You are right about everthing in the known universe above, I am not arguing that. There is an NHRA rule book sitting here too. The reality is if you have a car fast enough to run 9's or faster and show up with a Snell M helmet, you may not be allowed to run. SA offers superior fire protection AND rollbar multi impact resistance. SA is required for the faster NHRA classes. e.g.:

"2010 NHRA Rule Amendments
As of March 1, 2010

HELMET (1/13/2010)
Full-face Snell SA2000, SA2005, or SFI 31.2A helmet mandatory."

For those of you who think you can "get by" with a DOT helmet, then have at it. Remember the old Bell Helmet ad - "If you have a $10 head, get a $10 helmet".

The ultimate decider of safety is you, the driver.

'nuff said on this thread.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:46 AM   #24
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couldn't you call the track and get the correct answer?
OKAY, just got off the phone with Tim from SGMP.....

I'm calling back around noon to get the specific specifics, so to say, but, bottom line on the drag strip is:

14 second and slower = no helmet required

14 second and faster = helmet required

SNELL 2005 is fine (again, more specifics to come this afternoon)

I'm guessing if we have people with 9 second cars that they built it for a reason and know what they're talking about!

Road course:

HELMET REQUIRED, period!

I know there is excellent information in this thread from members that drive at track events and there are set rules out there, i.e. NHRA, IHRA, but thought it would be a good idea to call the track where the fest will be taking place and find out for sure.
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For those of you who think you can "get by" with a DOT helmet, then have at it. Remember the old Bell Helmet ad - "If you have a $10 head, get a $10 helmet".

The ultimate decider of safety is you, the driver.

'nuff said on this thread.
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