If there is one thing we really could have used during our King of the Heap sessions as a team, it would’ve been communications with the driver. It’d be helpful to know if the power steering was kicking the bucket, or if we were gaining positions, or for those not in the car, a great way to inform the current driver that the long pedal on the right is their friend and that they will be asked to leave if they let the Geo Prizm pass them one more effing time. I kid, but the truth is that having someone in your ear helping you along never hurts. When I did the NASCAR drive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway all of the instructions that I needed to keep the car off of the wall were barked into my ear from the spotter who had a remote kill switch at the ready the second they thought I was no longer worthy of driving the car. Happily, I didn’t annoy them.
You can get a helmet that’s all ready for radio, and that’s fine. But would you like to put a system together for yourself that’ll only set you back about $50? Can you manage a hot glue gun without gluing your fingers together? Then you might want to take a look at this how-to video below, especially if you want to stay on the cheap.
(Thanks to Charles Wickam for the tip!)