SEMA 2016: RaceQuip Helmet Puts Modern Features to Iconic Look

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RaceQuip‘s all new Vesta15 full face helmet looks like a bold departure from traditional auto racing helmet styling while nodding to the look of the iconic “Bandit” helmets of the 1980s. The Vesta 15 is available in Pearl White and Flat Black.

The Vesta15 helmet is certified to Snell SA2015 standards and incorporates contemporary design with modern production techniques to achieve a balance between light weight and affordability. The SA rating means that the Nomex interior, Kevlar chin strap, and exterior paint are fire retardant so the RaceQuip Vesta15 Helmet is suitable for use in all forms of motorsports.

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All these features are wrapped in a Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) shell that is hand laid with aggressive styling, and the result is the outstanding value produced by RaceQuip. The FRP material used for shell construction is a premium high strength fiberglass. This innovative new helmet model also features a uniquely shaped chin bar to support a scalloped face shield design.

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Reinforced M6 threaded HANS/HNR inserts are mated to the shell along with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) liner. HANS or other Head and Neck Restraint device anchor posts (not included) can be easily attached to the outside of the helmet using the installed M6 threaded inserts.

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The distortion free 3 mm polycarbonate face shield features a molded thumb catch, aluminum pivot kit, hand ratcheting TearOff posts, and a silicone eye port gasket to seal out dust and dirt. A wide eye port provides good peripheral vision and allows the use of personal eyewear. An extra set of thicker cheek pads are included to allow a customized fit. The comfort fit blended Nomex interior along with exhaust vents on the top and back of the shell help keep your scalp cool.

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At eight months of age, Tom Stahler sat in a baby stroller in Thunder Valley and watched Chuck Parsons and Skip Scott win the 1968 Road America 500. He has had the car bug ever since. He has won several awards, including the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award and the International Motor Press Association's Gold Medal for his writing and photography. When not chasing the next story, Tom drives in vintage road racing events.
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