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Helmet Standards

Snell Information

NHRA Helmet Standard
A helmet is required for the driver of any car or truck running 13.99 seconds or quicker in the quarter mile, and for the rider of any motorcycle. Most drivers can use a helmet meeting SNELL K98, M2000, SA2000, M2005, or SA2005 specifications. Professional category and some alcohol burning vehicles require an SA rated helmet. It is important to note that the helmet rating must be designated on a tag INSIDE the helmet, or sewn to one of the helmet straps. The designation stenciled on the exterior of the helmet is insufficient for NHRA technical inspection. Also, some tracks require a helmet on ALL drivers, so check in advance.
SCCA Helmet Standard
The Snell Memorial Foundation (www.smf.org) has officially released the SA/K2005 and M2005 helmet standards and the distribution of these helmets has begun. After 01/01/2006 the only helmet certifications that will acceptable for use at SCCA Solo Events will be:
SA95, M95, K98, SA2000, M2000, SA/K2005, or M2005
SFI 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, and 41.2A
D1GP (D1 Grand Prix) (Drifting)
All competitors must be equipped with a JIC or SNELL compliant helmet during competition. Half helmet must wear with head restraints. Jet or Open helmets (Cap type) are prohibited. SA approved helmets with 2000 Snell Foundation (SA2000 to year 2010) or later approved sticker inside. Head and neck restraints are optional but must be Snell Foundation (SA) approved. Face shields are mandatory.
NASA - National Auto Sport Association

15.17.3 Helmet
All drivers are required to wear an approved helmet while on track. Helmets must be
approved by Snell and carry a sticker of Snell 2000 (SA2000) or
better*. Ratings other than that of “SA” (Special Application), i.e. “M1995, M2000”, are
not acceptable. *Alternatively, helmets with an FIA certification of 8860-2004 are
acceptable. It is strongly recommended that any helmet sustaining any substantial
impact be replaced.
8. Have a Snell 90 or later helmet, or ask for a loaner, which are available in limited quantities.
Updated: 5-NOV-2007 Updated all Standards and links.

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