Oh and speaking of getting out on track the 2011 WDC SCCA Schedule is up http://wdcr-scca.org/TrackDaysTrials...9/Default.aspx
My rides a 2002 SVT track car, & Boosted 2007 ST with the SAP.
The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you? - It protects my head.
Do you have any special rituals when the helmet is concerned like many have? - I wipe it so that I can see better.