1992 Jimmy Vasser First Season Race Used IndyCar Helmet
Helmet worn by former IndyCar Champion and IndyCar team owner Jimmy Vasser. Used during his first season competing in the 1992 PPG CART IndyCar Championship.
Vasser made his CART debut while driving for Hayhoe-Cole Racing Team in 1992 and qualified for the Indianapolis 500, setting a record (at the time) for the fastest qualifying run by a first-year driver. Vasser impressed in the three years spent with the team and managed to notch 4 top five finishes including a podium with the underfunded team which saw him get a top flight seat with the Ganassi Team.
This Bell helmet was used during his Atlantic series running as well as the first few races of the 1992 season. The white base color of the helmet has two orange bands edged with a blue pinstripe running around the bottom and top that join at the back. It is topped off with a solid black color on its crown. It has Vasser’s name on either side. Team owner ‘Rick Cole Auctions’ lettering as well as ‘Vital Care’ sponsor decal are applied to the chin. Other team sponsor decals Kodalux/Schott are applied to the side and visor respectively. The Helmet still retains its radio and pop off valve attachment. It also has its USAC tech sticker still intact.