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Old 04-14-2014, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DrDrilZ View Post
Not for just drag racing down the 1/4 mile, but for track racing, DE events, etc. this newbie know nothing about the required/approved helmets for these such events. If this is not the appropriate forum, please advise. Thanks.
They aren't in Atlanta but close by at Atlanta Motorsports Park
They should be able to assist you with a helmet.

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Old 04-15-2014, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by addysdaddy View Post

I bought my motorcycle helmets from them but I happened to be in Daytona at the time. IME, need to try it on to make sure it fits properly, so I would be a little leery buying online from anyone. Cyclegear has a great selection and there might be a location near you. I forget the difference between car & bike helmets but depending on that answer, you might do well there. Seem to think motorcycle helmets are not fire retardant.
Main differences between a M class and SA class helmet-

1. Multiple impact rating (SA) for roll bar/cage protection. M has single impact rating.
2. Visor is much tougher at a higher rating for object intrusion/impact and hardware for visor attachment is rated much higher also (usually metal not plastic).
3. Smaller eye port vs M class for more protection. Even the large eye port SA helmets are smaller than most if not all M class helmets. M class full face helmets are cut higher above the brow to compensate for sight line on a sport bike, SA class helmets are cut lower because no such problem exists for automotive applications.
4. Nomex liner (SA).
5. SAH rating is Hans ready/compatible/predrilled/preanchored. Almost all SA helmets come predrilled now, in 2005 it was more rare, in 2000 it was nonexistent. M class obviously has no Hans anchor points.
6. SA class helmets usually preformed foam inside for microphone/communications system. M class, almost never.
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