If there were two things you could count on with Scott Russell during his heyday, it’s that he was going to win at Daytona, and his helmet would rock the Screaming Chief. Even after having long been retired, Russell is still active in the industry. From TV commentating to instructing at the Yamaha Champions Riding School, Mr. Daytona’s presence is strong.
So strong that Arai has not one, but two commemorative Screaming Chief helmets. My favorite is this matte white version. The white base color really makes the colorful feathers and skull pop, and the matte finish is best appreciated in person. Pictures just don’t do it justice. I might be biased since I’ve ridden and instructed with Russell in the past, but his replica lid is one of the favorites currently in my collection.