1997 Jimmy Vasser Signed Race Used Target Chip Ganassi IndyCar Helmet
Bell helmet race-worn by American IndyCar driver Jimmy Vasser. It was used during the 1997 CART PPG World Series which Vasser would enter as the reigning Champion. Driving for the dominant team of the day, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, he managed to score one victory as well as two second and two third-place finishes. These impressive results left him in 3rd place in the championship with his teammate Alex Zanardi becoming Champion. The popular Vasser had ten victories and many podium finishes throughout his long IndyCar career. He also had stints in NASCAR, Endurance Sportscars, and Stadium truck racing. Since retiring from competitive racing he has become been a team owner and won the 2013 Indy 500 with Tony Kanaan as his driver.
Painted by Troy Lee, this has a wide fluorescent orange band, edged in blue, that runs around the bottom and then bends up at the back to return around the top of helmet. Inside these bands, on both sides, are light blue metallic ‘hot rod flames’ that are edged in red. It has a dark blue metallic crown edged in orange and Vasser’s name appears on both sides, all of which is overlaid onto the helmet’s white base color. STP Oil, Timken, and Honda decals are on the temple and chin areas respectively. On the back of the helmet is a Troy Lee Decal and just under this is Lee’s signature and the dark-tinted visor has a Target/Bell sun strip applied to it. The helmet also has its race radio still installed.
Jimmy Vasser has personally signed the visor and the helmet comes with a full Certificate Of Authenticity.
This great looking helmet, worn by the well-liked Vasser, would make a great addition to any collection.