1991 Stevie Reeves Race Used USAC Midgets Helmet
In 1991 and after a couple of seasons racing on the local short track bullrings of Indiana, Reeves ventured out nationally in USAC Midgets. It was a breakout year seeing him notch many wins driving for Wilke (Leader Card) racers team, which saw him finishing second in the championship standings. He then won back-to-back USAC National titles in 1992 and 1993. After collecting those two titles, Reeves was offered a ride in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series for 1994 season. He spent five years in Busch series before returning to his open wheel roots in 1998. He raced in both The Indy Racing League (where he would have four starts in two years) and the USAC Silver Crown Series. Reeves quit active racing in 2005 to take up employment as the main spotter for some of NASCAR’s top outfits.
This Bell helmet was used by Reeves (photo-matched) during his first season and wins, in USAC Silver Crown Midgets in 1991. It has a thinning red band bordered with small black and white checkers running around the middle. There are dark and light blue checkers around the bottom. The top is also in dark blue has five separate stripes two yellow two orange and red fading to white over the top front to back. Reeves name is in yellow on both sides in the red band, on the bottom rear there is a ‘HDI’ decal and the visor has a ‘White Santa Shoppes’ strip.
This helmet was part of the Ron Burton Collection.