Q: What is the difference between an auto racing helmet and a motorcycle helmet? I am needing a auto racing helmet, but not serious enough to need neck straps. Need light weight, good vision, that Durant get too hot.
A: Most tracks require a helmet with a Snell Safety Rating that is within 10 years. The difference between a Snell M Rated for Motorcycles and a Snell SA Rating for Automotive racing that the car helmets will have interiors that are fire resistant.
For Auto racing, some tracks will allow the use of a Snell Motorcycle rated helmet in conjunction with a Nomex Fire resistant hood. You may want to call the track you are racing on to see if a Snell M rating with a hood is acceptable. The motorcycle helmets are typically lighter in weight. Also, a 3/4 style helmet would be lighter than a full face helmet. Once you find out which Snell rating you require, we can help you narrow your choices for the lightest, best ventilated helmet.