HEADS AND NECK
Seatbelts and head and neck restraints are proven to save racers lives every day. Do not wait for a sanctioning body to mandate that you wear a head and neck restraint. Do yourself and your loved ones a big favor and take charge of your own safety. Get a head and neck restraint before your next race.
A well-designed shoe allows the driver to feel the pedals and provides good pedal grip. Racing shoes should be fire retardant with a Nomex lining and fit securely while having concealable laces or a reliable closure.
A good glove design will keep you in touch with your fingers senses and will improve your grip on the steering wheel. Your driving glove should give you a close fit that easily conforms to your hand, so aim for a snug size that will stretch to your hand.
A correctly fitted helmet should feel as if an evenly distributed pressure is continuously being exerted around the head and cheeks. The helmet should fit as tight as you can stand to wear it.
Air is an excellent insulator and adds a layer of thermal protection. To take advantage of the protection air can provide, a good fitting racing suit should not fit too tightly. Always have someone with measuring experience measure you with a cloth measuring tape