> > Also, pick up a copy of "Secret's of Solo" from a book store. There's
> > some good driving technique stuff in there, if it can be applied it'll
> > take seconds off your time.
> Thanks! I'll look for it.
"Secrets of Solo Racing", Henry Watts. I'm on my third copy and have given as
> > Well, I haven't worn my "Race Car Slut" shirt yet, so if your 318 drives
> > anything like an M3 I'll be glad to hop in. ;)
> You're hilarious. It's nowhere near 240hp, but it still handles like a BMW.
Send me mail offline if you want to hook up.
> > Cheap HJC *if* you only plan to use it for autocross. If you're
> interested in
> > open track events the open-face "M" rated helmets are often not allowed,
> and I
> > don't recommend open-face helmets for motorcycle use, either.
> Hhmm, so the auto helmets(closed face) are automatically ok for motorcycle
No. Snell has (at least) two certifications, "M" and "SA". "M" is for
motorcycle, "SA" is for automobile. Open/closed face helmets are available
with either certification. The testing for the two is somewhat different, the
biggest difference I know of being fire testing for the SA cert. I am not
certain that closed-faced SA helmets are street-legal for motorcycle use due
to limited visibility. Anyone? Most government bodies go by DOT
certification, not Snell, and most racing organisations go by Snell, not DOT;
so you have to check for both.
"M" helmets are deemed suitable by most organisations for autocross presumably
because the risk of fire is low. In reality, any Snell-rated helmet is
probably overkill, pardon the expression, for any forseeable autocross
incident short of falling out of the car and having it land on your head.
Speaking as someone who once ran over his foot with a car he was operating, I
don't say this is impossible, but it probably falls into the risk category of
"insignificant" for anyone courageous enough to get out of bed in the first