Youth Auto Racing Helmets
SFI 24.1 2020 Helmets are designed for youth auto racing applications and approved by most Junior Dragster and Quarter Midget organizations. SFI 24.1 Youth Helmets are manufactured with a smaller shell size in comparison to the larger shell of a helmet that is Snell 2020 rated. The smaller shell size may provide a better fit and a lighter weight for many young drivers who participate in youth oriented forms of auto racing. If your young racer has a head circumference that exceeds the SFI 2020 sizes, you would need to go to a Snell 2020 Helmet, which are essentially manufactured for adults, but the smaller sizes will certainly provide a perfect fit.
Snell CMR-2016 Helmets are typically accepted for youth kart racing. If you are considering this helmet for other forms of youth motorsports, we strongly suggest consulting your rule book before purchasing. Some youth auto racing associations and/or race tracks, do not have the Snell CMR2016 helmet listed as approved head protection. The QMA does allow these helmets if an SFI 3.3 rated head sock is used under the helmet.
Snell SA-2020 Helmets provide the current standard of helmet technology and are approved for all forms of Youth and Adult auto racing and kart racing competition. The larger shell size allows for additional interior padding, when compared to a SFI 24.1 helmet.
How To Measure for Helmet Sizing: The circumference of your child's head should be measured at a point approximately one inch above the eyebrows in front, and at a point in the back of the head that results in the largest possible measurement. Take several measurements and it is best to use the largest result.