Snell-Certified Auto Racing Helmets

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What are Racing Helmets?

When your passion is speed, safety is non-negotiable. A high-quality racing helmet is essential on the track, designed to protect against high-speed impacts. Made for both amateur and professional racers, these helmets meet rigorous standards set by Snell and the FIA. Remember, motorcycle helmets won't cut it—for car racing, insist on SA certification for ultimate protection.

What Material Should You Choose When Buying a Racing Helmet? 

Carbon fiber helmets offer top-tier protection and lightweight performance, favored by pro racers. However, Snell-approved helmets using fiberglass or Kevlar provide excellent safety at a more accessible price point, making them ideal for amateur racers and track day enthusiasts. No matter your choice, rest assured that all Snell-approved helmets prioritize your safety on the track.

Carbon Fiber

For the ultimate head protection, carbon fiber leads the pack. These helmets excel at absorbing impacts, minimizing the risk of head injuries. Their lightweight construction also reduces neck strain, allowing for greater focus and endurance during long races—a winning combination for serious racers.

Snell-Approved Helmets

While carbon fiber leads in lightweight performance, Snell-approved helmets using fiberglass or Kevlar composites offer impressive protection at a more budget-friendly price. Fiberglass boasts durability and impact resistance, while Kevlar adds strength without the weight penalty, making it a smart choice for cost-conscious racers.

Types of Racing Helmets

From closed-cockpit circuits to open-road rallies, motorsports demand diverse helmet styles. Whether you prioritize full-face protection, open-face visibility, or the versatility of a modular design, there's a rad racing helmet perfectly suited to your needs and racing style.

Find Your Perfect Fit:

Full-Face Helmets: 

For both open-cockpit and closed-cockpit racers, nothing beats the level of protection of Snell SA2020 racing helmets. Designed to cover the entire head and face, they provide unbeatable safety. It's no wonder that Formula 1 and sports car racers are mandated to wear them, as they offer complete coverage and peace of mind on the track.

Open-Face Helmets:

Also referred to as three-quarter helmets, these car racing helmets cover the head and sides while leaving the face open. They are popular among rally racers and those involved in events that require effective communication and visibility.

Snell Ratings:

For unmatched safety on the track, choose a helmet with the correct Snell rating for your racing type. Snell-rated helmets follow rigorous safety standards and provide top-notch protection and peace of mind during races.

Browse Our Online Collection of Racing Helmets

Regardless of your racing style, there’s a Snell SA2020-certified helmet suited just for you. Explore our extensive selection of race car helmets, track day helmets, and auto racing helmets—all engineered with the latest Snell SA2020 safety technology.

Gear up and head out to the track with confidence. Your safety is our top priority, so you can focus on pushing your limits to go full throttle. Get out there and dominate the track, knowing you have the protection you need.

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1. How do I choose the right helmet size?

Proper fit is crucial for your safety, and each racing helmet manufacturer sizes differently. We highly recommend reviewing our full list of sizing guides here in order to ensure that you’re using the proper sizing guide. Measure your head circumference and refer to the manufacturer's sizing chart. 

2. What safety certifications should I look for in a racing helmet?

Look for the latest Snell rating (SA2020 at the time of writing) or FIA rating (8859 or 8860). Most (but not all!) track day organizations tend to accept helmets up to 10 years old, but you should always check with the organization you intend to run with instead of assuming that they will accept an SA2015 helmet.

3. Can I use a motorcycle helmet for car racing and track days?

The answer here is usually no, but some HPDE organizations and tracks can allow it. Even if they do; however, we recommend against doing so. Sure, they provide head protection but not all motorcycle helmets have fire-resistant linings or full protection in the exact areas of highest likelihood for impact when in a car.

4. How often should I replace my racing helmet?

The general consensus is to usually replace your racing helmet every 5 years, whenever the latest Snell-rated helmets come out, after it has been dropped or otherwise damaged, or if it has had excessive wear or exposure to the elements.