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2010 KISS Champion’s Helmet Delivers Special Blend of Art and Safety

From Mike O’Leary

June 21, 2010 – The 2010 KISS Champion’s Helmet will soon be delivered to the 10th King of Indiana Sprints. And for the years to follow, whether it is displayed prominently on a trophy shelf, or regularly worn while racing, it will identify the owner as one of the very best in a very demanding profession.

This year’s helmet features a unique design and a totally new style, presented by artist Jeff VanHorn. And while the black and silver treatment with the fluorescent lightning bolts, is truly distinctive, the KISS Champion’s Helmet may be the most valuable trophy the racer will receive during their career. That’s because in addition to its smart looks, the helmet is a Simpson Performance Products state-of-the-art Vudo model, that will be delivered fully race-ready.

As in the past, the KISS Champion’s Helmet is made possible through sponsorships by Simpson Performance Products and Sprint Car and Midget Magazine. Simpson is known around the world as the leader in all types of safety products, while Sprint Car and Midget Magazine is the first word in sprint car racing.

VanHorn, of VanHorn Tint and Accessories, has created the helmet’s one-of-a-kind graphic design. Located in Ellettsville, Indiana, VanHorn offers a broad range of products, including window tinting, LED lights and truck bars, rear window graphics, specialized graphics for everything from racing cars and helmets, to personal, company and fleet vehicles. More details, including many photos of their work, can be seen at their websites, www.vanhorn1.com and www.vanhorngear.com. They can also be found at http://www.myspace.com/vanhorn1dotcom. The office phone number is 812-876-2230.

The 2010 KISS series concludes this Saturday, June 26, at Paragon Speedway and the crowning of the King will take place following the KISS feature. The pit gate will open at 4:00, the grandstands at 5:00, with racing at 7:30. Grandstand admission is $15, and pit passes are $30. The program includes Paragon’s street stock, bomber and pure stock divisions. More information is available at http://www.paragonspeedway.com.