Where Fans Can Race For Real!

By David G. Firestone

I think it’s safe to say that every racing fan wishes they were a race car driver. That could be said for most sports fans. While many of us don’t have the skills to be professional race car drivers, many people are weekend warriors, who race for fun. In recent years, a trend has emerged, race tracks, drivers, and/or sanctioning bodies having fantasy camps, and on-track racing experiences.

In recent years, drivers like Rusty Wallace, Larry Dixon, Richard Petty, and even Mario Andretti have started their own racing experiences, where, for a price, you can climb into a race car, and take a few laps on a real speedway. Even NASCAR now has their own racing experience, the NASCAR Racing Experience. It comes with professional instruction, and, depending on what kind of option you choose, pit stops. Equipment used is often switched out after use, as exampled by this NASCAR Racing Experience Helmet.

The helmet shows some use with scuff marks and some scratches. The left side shows a few scuffs.The front has no visor, and shows a scratch, and some scuffs.The right side has some scuff marks, and a slight scratch.The back has a number of scuffs, a SNELL tag, and a size L tag.The top has a size L tag, and numerous scuffs and scratches.The inside of the helmet has tagging, has no microphone equipment, and is in decent condition.The idea of fantasy camps is not exclusive to racing. There are many sports fantasy camps, some done by leagues, some by individual teams, some by players. While these camps are not cheap, they do give the armchair athletes a chance to live as an athlete, even for only a day or two. Some are better than others, and one should do their research before booking.

Next week, an old school NASCAR pit crew suit!


Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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