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If you are getting ready to take your racecar to the track, make sure you have the best helmet to protect yourself with. Sparco helmets are some of the best helmets that money can buy. When it comes to protecting your head, you can’t choose the cheapest option, you need to choose the best option. Here are some helmets that you should consider before making your purchase.


If your budget is around $400, there are a couple of Sparco helmets that you can choose from. One is the WTX 5H and the other is the WTX 5WH. The 5H came out in 2010 and was released as a top-of-the-line helmet. After 30 years of research and development, it was designed with lightweight, composite fiberglass and F1 tunnel technology. The FAD, or forced air system, allows the helmet to be temperature controlled so you never get to hot during a race. The 5H has a smaller apperature eye port, making it designed specifically for open wheel racing. Other great features of the 5H include multiple upper vents for temperature control, factory pre-installed HANS clip, and washable lining that you can remove for easy cleaning. It also has a pre-molded interior that allows you to install an intercom system and a drink tube. The 5WH is similar to the 5H. It is made with the same materials and technologies as the 5H; however, there are two major differences. One difference is that the apperature eye port is larger than the 5H, making it perfect for closed cockpit racing. It can also be retro fitted for rally, touring, and off road applications.

$475 to $525

If your budget is just a bit higher, you can find a few fantastic Sparco helmets that cost between $475 and $525. For $475, you can purchase the Sparco WTX-7. This helmet came out at the same time as the 5H and 5WH. Instead of fiberglass, it’s shell is made out of carbon fiber, making it much less heavy on your head when you’re racing. The WTX-7 is basically just like 5H, but a carbon fiber version of it. It even has the smaller apperature eye port designed for open wheel racing. For only $50 more, you can purchase the WTX 5T. This is a closed cockpit, or touring car version of the 7. However, this helmet is made out of lightweight fiberglass composite. While the 7 only comes in composite, the 5T is an ivory white.

$720 to $780

The next step up is the WTX J series helmets. The J-51 runs $720 and the J-7 Air runs $780. The J-51 is an open-faced helmet made from fiberglass composite. It even comes with a pre-installed factory intercom so you don’t have to worry about installing your own intercom system. The system features noise-reducing earphones so you can hear your team over the sound of engines and is compatible with both Sparco and Peltor amplifiers. The helmet comes in every size from XS to XL and is a beautiful ivory white. It comes with pre-installed HANS clips and is FIA 8858 and Snell SA2010 approved. If you prefer carbon fiber over fiberglass, you can purchase the J-51’s carbon fiber counterpart, the J-7 Air for only $50 more. The J-7 Air also has a preinstalled intercom system, the removable lining and an open-faced design.

There are many more Sparco helmets for those with even a higher budget. If you’d like to browse your options, click here to see what’s out there.

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