Arai Auto Racing Helmets, Snell SA2020 Approved
Arai started manufacturing helmets in 1950 and quickly became a preferred choice of professional racers. Unlike some other companies that offer "custom" products to the pros and "standard" products to the rest of us, Arai supplies professional drivers with the same off-the-shelf helmets that you can buy. Each Arai helmet is hand-built by highly trained specialists at their home factory in Japan.
The Snell Foundation SA2020 standard was developed specifically for automotive racing helmets. The "SA" (Special Application") helmet standards are written to ensure that a helmet offers the best safety protection for auto racing drivers who are restrained in their vehicles. SA2020 helmets are tested for flame retardance, and additional tests ensure compatibility with HANS® Devices. Female M6 threaded inserts are pre-installed in the shell for installation of head restraint anchors (sold separately). An SA-rated helmet may not meet DOT specifications for street use, such as on motorcycles.
As of January 1 2022, SCCA requires SA2015 or newer helmets.