A Proper Primer on Personal Protection
In the time between the SC300 getting dyno tuned and our first track day (complete with transmission soup), I had some extra shopping to do. It turned out that all of my personal safety equipment had timed out, and it all needed to be replaced with current gear. This is not an inexpensive proposition. For the average track day, a brain bucket is all that’s needed. But we had built a full-on race car and were intending to go wheel-to-wheel — more would be required. And, generally speaking, it doesn’t hurt to have all the safety gear you can afford / bear to purchase.
Unlike Zappos, most vendors aren’t offering free shipping on the return side, and some not even on the outbound, either. Instead of spending an extra few hundred bucks sending gear back-and-forth, visit a showroom and get it right the first time. All that extra money could buy you something nice.
I needed to replace every piece of personal safety equipment, so let’s start at the top.