Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Some organizations won't allow the 2 piece suits outside of the beginner or "C" class so that may have some influence on your choice. I would stay away from entry level 1 piece suits that may be more street oriented. I did the entry level suit thing (Joe Rocket GPX-R) and it was a waist of money because it's a throw-away suit. The suit didn't hold up well at all in a slow speed crash but luckily I wasn't injured. Now I'm looking into getting a real track suit and will most likely go custom as it isn't much more than a good off the rack suit which doesn't work well with my size anyway.
If you really want to know what a good suit to buy is, take a look at what the racers at your local track are wearing. I know that you're not looking into racing but the asphalt doesn't really care whether you're racing or just doing a track day when you're sliding down it.
If you don't want to spend the money or can't afford a good suit, consider buying a good used suit over a new cheap suit.
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