Miss Geico Racer Jason Russo Wears Fly Racing F2 Carbon Animal Helmet

As part of the official Miss GEICO racing team, competing in the P1 AquaX Pro Enduro class, Jason Russo and his iridescent yellow Yamaha FX SVHO WaveRunner have quite a bit of competition out on the water. Recently placing 5th overall at the St. Petersburg, FL tour stop this past weekend, Russo pushed ahead of a field of 22 other racers (including the likes of Aero and Aqsa Aswar, Nicholas Rius, and Erminio Iantosca) to edge out the top 5.

In acknowledgement of their sponsored racer, Fly Racing shared on its Facebook page this great shot of Russo aboard his Yamaha leading the Miss GEICO race boat, as well as the tag “[Jason Russo] flexing in that Animal F2 carbon helmet.” The image, taken during a video shoot for Greenlight TV and taken by photographer Gary Stray, reveals Russo’s safety gear of choice – specifically his orange, white and teal F2 Carbon Animal Helmet.

Made from a proprietary blend of carbon fiber and Kevlar, Fly Racing’s F2 Carbon Animal helmet is as close to “a factory race bike as a helmet can get” according to Fly. The race-ready helmet both meets and/or exceeds the highest safety standards (Snell 2015, DOT approved for USA); is constructed using state-of-the-art, aircraft grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar composite materials for superior strength and light weight; the dual density EPS liner combines two layers of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), one softer, one slightly harder for more progressive impact absorption; 11 intake and 4 exhaust vents that create massive airflow to keep your head cool; quad-vent goggle anti-fog vents; a washable Coolmax comfort liner & cheek pads; and uses super-strong, lightweight machined aluminum screws, rivets, and stainless steel D-rings for superior strength.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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