Mini Cup Girl's Racing Gear
Question:

Need help sizing for helment,suit,gloves and shoes for 13yr old in mini cup class.She has21.5" head,9.5 shoe size(womans) and is 5'6" tall@132 lbs. What do we need to be legal and safe for the series. Also need head restraint hans or other? any sugestions
Answer:

Thanks for your question, Dane!

These lists always take a little bit to put together, but luckily you've provided all of the sizes we'll need to figure it out! I have pulled the MiniCup requirements here: 

55.0 SAFETY EQUIPMENT
55.1 All drivers shall have a full face helmet with a minimum SA2000 Snell rating.
55.2 Arm restraints are mandatory.
55.3 MMRA highly recommends using a head and neck restraint system.
55.4 A minimum single layer fire suit is mandatory. Double layer suits are recommended.
55.5 Driver gloves are mandatory
55.6 Shoes with leather/suede outer and soft sole minimum. Racing shoes are recommended.

Below I have listed a selection of items in her size that also meet or beat these requirements. I have attempted to list them from low-end to high-end.

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Helmet: 

There's not a huge selection of helmets that are both available for a 21.5" size and also are HANS-Ready, but we do have a few that are:

Size: Small
SA2010 Rated
White Only
HANS-Ready

Size: XX-Small
SA2010 Rated
White or Black
HANS-Ready

Size: XX-Small
SA2010 Rated
White or Black
HANS-Ready

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HANS:

A HANS device is optional for this class. If the price is too much you may consider simply going with a neck brace instead.

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Suit: 

Size: Small
Color: Black
SFI-Rated / Single Layer

Size: Small
Color: Black,Blue,Red
SFI-Rated / Multi-Layer

Size: Medium
Color: Black,Blue,Red
SFI-Rated / Multi-Layer 
Lightweight

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Gloves:

Size : Small? (Sizing Chart)
Color : Blue,Red,Black,White
SFI-Rated

Size : X-Small? (Sizing Chart)
Color : Blue,Red,Black
SFI-Rated

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Shoes:

Men's Size: 8.0
Color: Black
SFI-Rated

Men's Size: 8.0
Color: Black/White or Red/White
SFI-Rated

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Arm Restraints:


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Though, it's not required, you might also consider a fire retardant Balaclava and socks for additional fire protection. Of course, the items I've listed here aren't the only ones that meet the criteria we are looking for. If you don't see what you are looking for just let me know and I'll find some others for you. 

Any of the above should work out great for her and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of these brands to you. I have used all of these brands before in the amateur track days I attend. I am a bit partial to the "style" of Oakley, but that's purely subjective.

I always enjoy helping others get into the sport- just let me know what questions you or what you are thinking and I'll be more than happy to help!

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