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2024 Helmet Rules

A SNELL (M or SA) 2010 or newer is required *. DOT is not acceptable.

Example of SNELL stickers. Usually found inside of the helmet behind the liner.

* A few other more obscure certs are also valid, contact us.

NOTE: We have a limited number of loaner helmets available which are shared during the event. Highly recommend you consider purchasing your own helmet to improve your enjoyment of the event. Please visit (Official Sponsor of Cincinnati Region) for help.

Please see the link below for All approved certifications and their labels
2022 Solo Helmet Certification Labels (Updated:2022-02-24)

2024 Solo Rule Section 4.3.1

Helmets meeting the following standards must be worn while on course: Snell Memorial Foundation standards EA 2016, SA2020, SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, M2020D, M2020R, M2015, M2010, K2020, K2015, K2010; SFI standards 31.1/2020, 31.1/2015, 31.1/2010, 41.1/2020, 41.1/2015, 41.1/2010; FIA standards 8859-2020, 8860-2018, 8860-2018-ABP, 8859-2015, 8860-2010.
Full face or modular helmets shall be worn while competing in an open- wheel car, formula car, or kart. Face shield, goggles, or similar face protec- tion (conventional eyeglasses are not sufficient) shall be worn while com- peting in any other vehicle with less than the standard-size windshield. For maximum protection, helmets must fit securely and should provide adequate peripheral vision. The chin strap must be securely fastened. Loaner helmets should be available to vehicle occupants not having their own.