helmet size and car numbers.

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helmet size and car numbers.

Post by 230 firebird » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Hello members.This is my 1st post and I am new to this so forgive me if these questions are answered somewhere else.I searched the F.A.Q's.I am new to autocross/track days.I am going to attened the event at Bristol in March,and as many as I can through the year.I bought a Racequip helmet,2010 snell rated and medium size.Size says 57-58 centimeters.it fits really tight.I remeaused my head and came up with 581/2 centemeters.Should I send it back and buy a large size or would that be to big? 2nd question. as far as car numbers,I was going to buy the magnetic number material.How do I know what my numbers will be?Should I just bring the material to the track and cut out the numbers there? I am so looking forward to attending these events and having some fun. Thanks,see y'all at the track.

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Post by Teufelshund » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:34 pm

Welcome! Helmet size is mostly personal preference. If it's uncomfortable, get a larger size. On numbers, if you know what class you'll be in, look at last year's results and find a two digit number you like that's not being used. On class, what make/model car will you be running?
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Post by disneyd » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 pm

You don’t want an uncomfortable helmet. However, you also do not want one that’s loose. You should be able to shake your head back-and-forth and not have the helmet slosh around on your head.
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Post by Gen52SS » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:14 pm

You will most likely be in novice class. Let us know as much as you can about your car including any MODS you have done. With that we can class your car and as registration chief you pick the number of your choice and I will let you know if it's not being used by another driver and you're good to go.
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Post by MARKP » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Welcome! Good advice from all above. I will only add that I would contact the company you purchased the helmet from and get their recommendation. They probably deal with those questions a lot more than us.

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Post by 230 firebird » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Thanks guys for the advice.As far as my car,I want to run my '87 Firebird.It is a streetcar and it is stock,ecept that it will have subframe connectors added.I figure I will be in a novice class since I have never done this before.

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Post by Teufelshund » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 pm

If subframe connectors are the only mod, I think you'd be legal for Novice STP
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Post by MARKP » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:01 pm

The subframe connectors have to be bolted in. There are some other restrictions but if they are bolted, you are probably good. Novice STP should be a good place to start.

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Post by Teufelshund » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:00 pm

I'm not very familiar with the rules for that class yet. I'll look it up tomorrow. Rife may know
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Post by 230 firebird » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:15 pm

Ok,Thanks.The subfram connectors I bought are the kind that have to be welded in,although I have not had that done yet.I didn't think to mention that all the bushings have been replaced with Poly Urathane bushings.

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Post by MARKP » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 pm

The poly bushings will be fine in STP.

The subframe connectors would be good in CAM as well. CAM stands for Classic American Muscle and it is basically run what you brung, as long as you are on 200 treadwear tires or above and it is "street legal" (wink). You need an interior as well. Turbocharged 427... no problem. Paddle shift F1 transmission, bring it! Yeah, that kind of class. :lol:
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Post by steverife » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:56 am

I just want to add that I bought/returned a RaceQuip helmet last year. I didn't fit that helmet at all. Way too tight up top, way too loose in the face area.
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Post by Scoob » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:02 am

I'll just add that you'll want to make sure it's a SA2010 (or SA2015 if you're buying new). Need the SA helmet for track days I believe.
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Post by CobraJim » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:32 am

Welcome, your first few events can be a bit overwhelming with car inspection, registration, figuring out the course, ect., but if you come find me (I drive the black cobra) I'll be happy to walk you through the whole process; and answer any questions you might have. Do yourself a favor and get there early (between 7:00 and 7:30) so your not rushing.... See ya at the race
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Re: helmet size and car numbers.

Post by 230 firebird » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:58 pm

Thanks guys for all the advice.I plan on arriving early and finding Jim and figuring out what class is best for me.I think I am going to send the helmet back

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