Arai Helmet, makers of world class, handmade helmets for more than six decades, wishes to congratulate Arai racer Danny Eslick on his victory at Saturday’s 74th running of the Daytona 200 at the Daytona International Speedway.
After multiple red flags, Eslick used a dramatic last-lap pass aboard his TOBC Racing Suzuki to take home the checkered flag. This is the second Daytona 200 victory in a row for the Oklahoma native. Fellow Arai pilot Geoff May also finished on the podium, finishing third on his crowd-sourced Team Mayday Yamaha. Earlier in the weekend, May scored pole position in the 200, taking home the Arai Corsair-V Nicky Hayden Replica as his prize.
“We’re so proud of Danny for bringing home the win after such a hard-fought race,” said Brian Weston, Managing Director of Arai Helmet, Inc. “Both he and Geoff represented the Arai brand so well all weekend, and we wish them continued success as we move into the heart of 2015 race season.”
Both racers were wearing Arai’s flagship Corsair-V model. Used by top-level racers around the world, including Nicky Hayden, Dani Pedrosa and Josh Hayes, the Corsair-V features Peripheral Belting (created for Arai’s Formula One helmets) for enhanced structural integrity above the eye-port opening, and Arai’s advanced Structural Net Composite (SNC) shell construction, which employs proprietary net strands that work like rebar to bond shell layers more securely and offer even better shell integrity. The Corsair-V’s patented, adjustable AirWing is specifically designed to reduce drag, turbulence and buffeting at speed, just what a racer needs when negotiating the legendary high banks of Daytona at nearly 200 miles per hour.
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