Helmet Snell rating 2015 or better

Discussion in 'Corner Carver Racing Tech Discussion' started by JJ427R, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    3,048
    1,098
    Noticed a couple HPDE groups this year will not allow helmets with a Snell Rating of 2015 or older and no Motorcycle helmets. Time to order those new 2020 rated helmets!
     
    EBABlacknChrome likes this.
  2. Juice

    Juice forum member

    1,920
    497
    Yup. It hurts. But I think my 2015 is still ok for a few more years around here. Never been rejected for a motorcycle helmet. I better confirm before I sign up for the next event.
     
  3. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    3,048
    1,098
    Northwoods Shelby had a statement on their site they will not be accepting anything under 2015 and no Motorcycle helmets, which they have not allowed the last few years anyway, and they do check them and give a sticker for the helmet. BIR Performance Driving school has allowed M rated the last few years so it evidently depends on the org. My G force is only about 5 years old but I believe its a 2010 so I have to look at a new one.
     
  4. Juice

    Juice forum member

    1,920
    497
    Ok, that makes sense. 2015 helmets are still ok. I thought you meant 2015s are not accepted now. ;)
     
  5. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    3,048
    1,098
    I would definitely check the orgs you drive with to see their standards, but I would guess 2015 will still be good with most for HPDE days.
     
  6. Vorshlag-Fair

    Vorshlag-Fair Official Site Vendor Official Vendor

    1,481
    72
    Groups are saying SA2010 or older will not be allowed.

    SA2015 has another 4-5 years of legal use in any racing group.
     
  7. Racer47

    Racer47 Doesn't have much to say S197 Team Member

    883
    161
    SCCA has been like this for a long time. Most everyone else does the same. Bascially a helmet is good for 10 years max. Buy a SA2020 today, then in 2025 the next std will come out but your 2020 is still accepted. 2030 is the next std and the 2020 is no longer accepted. Seems reasonable to me although there are always complainers. Just don't buy the SA2015's that are on clearance now. That 25% savings is not worth it long term. M vs SA mostly means that SA has a fire retardant liner. M does not. There are also some other more minor differences.
     
  8. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

    9,452
    345
    Yeah, my helmet is a '10, so I guess I'm gonna need a new one. :-/
     
  9. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

    Age:
    73
    3,360
    202
    Same here. Been aware of this for a while


    Norm
     
  10. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

    4,655
    62
    What are some shop recommendations to purchase a helmet? Mainly T&T no major events or anything.
     
  11. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

    9,452
    345
  12. Racer47

    Racer47 Doesn't have much to say S197 Team Member

    883
    161
    Racequip from summit or jegs or direct
     
  13. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    3,048
    1,098
    For HPDE track days I just ordered a G Force Rift full face racing helmet thru Apex Performance for $249 and free shipping.
    https://apexperformance.net/
    My previous was a G Force as well, they fit very comfortably and are cheaper in price than most! Also have a G Force Jacket and gloves that I like as well.
    Didn't realize until looked yesterday my previous helmet I purchased 9 years ago, was older than I thought!
     
  14. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    3,048
    1,098
    Just arrived, fits and feels great! Apex Performance also gives a free helmet bag that is nice, highly recommended!

    20210122_134013.jpg

    20210122_134232.jpg

    20210122_134423.jpg

    20210122_134644.jpg

    20210122_134817.jpg
     
  15. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

    4,655
    62
    I like it, very nice. Same one I've been eyeballing...
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.