A question on racing your Hellcat (Helmet question)

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by MattG, May 18, 2016.

  1. MattG

    MattG Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    In my case i do not plan on weekend racing. But i would like to take it to the track on Test n Tune days.

    I called a local Track (Maple Grove, PA ) and asked what is a person to do if they do not have a helmet?

    They do not rent them, and this weekend is the Mega Mopar Meet there. Car Show, flea mkt and drag racing.

    So for the $35 for the car show, an extra $10 for some time slips. Sounds great. I have asked a friend to "loan me his" since he is not taking his Hemi GTX that day.

    So what do you guys, girls do if your not racing your car a lot? How did you handle not owning a helmet?
    Did the track let you take a run or not allow you to enter?

    My other plan is to do the Pocono drive at their track, using my car in the afternoon. At least there i can use their equipment that day. I would love to see if i can hit 150+ on a track.

    Thanks for your opinions and responses.
    Matt

    Edit: i know that the Snell has to be at least 2010. would you buy one of those or opt for the 2015 rating.
     
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    Matt, you can get a helmet for around $150 if you don't want anything fancy. Look for HJC helmets, they are onever of the brands I know makes reasonable quality for good prices.
     
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    Matt
    If you can afford the car I'm sure you wouldn't mind spending a 100.00 to protect yourself...
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    MattG Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    I understand that, just wanted to find out how others have handled this situation. After I hook up with josh, it will be a moot point after that. I will have my own.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Englishtown NJ has rentals, So if for some reason i forget one i can rent one from them. They also sell them so you can buy them there. I have two helmets because one-time I forgot my helmet and the remaining rentals didn't fit right so i bought a secondary cooler one.
     
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    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

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    Just think of personal hygiene when it come to using something someone else had on, ugh.............
     
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    Go buy one , because one that fits you will be so much more comfortable great investment
     
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    Is there a rule about bot using a dot open face motorcycle helmet. Or can i just use that?
     
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    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    What brand do u use???
     
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    I bought a black Bell open face with a visor probably 3 or 4 years ago for about $200. I bet you I've used it 5 times, but it's worth it for the investment of saving your brain!
     
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    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

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    I use a G Force full shield, found it on sale for like 175.00
     
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    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Thanks
     
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    Like TC mentioned, I bought G Force Pro Eliminator on sale for like $170 (now its for $185 something)

    saferacer
     
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    Helmet Rentals = rental bowling shoes
     
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    Not sure if other tracks do this but my local track requires current SNELL /year ratings on Helmets. I have a like new Bell open face that still has the box and smells new but cannot use it because SNELL rating/ year is older. So be careful if you buy used.
     

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