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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 http://www.discoveryparts.com/
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
http://www.helmetcity.com/page/HC/CTGY/AH

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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