2000 Johnny Parsons Jr. Signed Race Used “Getting Dirty” Sprint Car Helmet
Original used Bell helmet from former Indy 500 and Sprintcar driver Johnny Parsons Jr.
What is unique about this helmet, not only did Parsons use it in many races circa 2000-02, he was also the one who painted it. Parsons had the unique white with blue and red stripes colour scheme on his IndyCar helmets but on his dirt helmets, because he was always tired of cleaning them, he came up with the famous “getting dirty” design.
Parsons started twelve Indianapolis 500 races, and his last Indy 500 start was the 1996 race. His best finish was fifth in 1977 and in 1985 as well. His father, Jonnie Parsons Sr., won the Indianapolis 500 in 1950.
Parsons finished second in the 1977 USAC National points standings, and also finished second twice in the USAC Championship dirt cars.
Parsons won 29 midget car features (as of 1994), including major wins a the 4-Crown Nationals midget race feature twice, the 1979 Hut Hundred, and the 1986 Copper World Classic Midget feature. He has won two Silver Crown and five Sprint Car features.
The helmet comes hand-signed by Parsons and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.