1996 Bruce Sarver Race Used Top Fuel Drag Racing Helmet
Californian Bruce Sarver began his racing career in 1974 at the age of 12 in Karting. Between 1975-1994 Bruce claimed a cumulative 176 major karting event wins. Owner of a Pro Stock Car Team in 1985, Bruce chalked up five race wins at Bakersfield Speedway. With the highlight main event win of the Coca-Cola 100 and three additional victories between 1991-1993, Bruce sold his stockcar team in 1994 to enter NHRA drag racing. He began racing Top Fuel in the Car Quest Auto Parts dragster. In his rookie season, he qualified for 18 out of 19 events. The next season, he made it to his first final in Englishtown. He switched to the Funny Car class in 2000 He opened the 2001 season with a win in Phoenix, and ended the season with a 6th-place points finish. Sadly Bruce Sarver committed suicide 2005.
This Simpson Super Shark Helmet was used by Bruce Sarver while driving the Car Quest Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster during the 1996 NHRA season. Airbrushed painted by Beam Race Paint, It has a black/silver square/diamond design to the top, back and sides. There are blue edged in silver graphic flashes to the front that extending around to the both sides. Also a blue edged in silver band with three silver stripes that runs around the bottom that widens at the back. This is all finished off with a orange/yellow chin that has four arrows that extend to the top and sides. Sarver’s name is on both sides and visor along with Car Quest decals.
This helmet was part of the Ron Burton Collection.