1980’s Shane Carson Sprint Car Helmet
After starting his career racing on motorcycles, Shane Carson quickly adapted to sprint cars and in just his second season in a sprint car, he won the prestigious Knoxville Raceway Track Championship in 1978. He would go on to have a long and storied career winning at many tracks all across the country including Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas . He finished a career-best third in series points in 1982. Carson was the 1986 National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) champion. He has six career NCRA wins, as well as two wins with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).
The battle scared red helmet would have been worn during the mid 1980’s. It has two wide white bands that are edged blue that run around the middle. The upper band angles up to run over the top of the helmet. Carson’s surname in gold and black his first name in blue is just above is painted on either side to the bottom of the helmet.