This Ohio State racing helmet can be yours

Last week, we posted about Ohio State junior mechanical engineering major Patrick Gallagher’s really cool racing helmet. Gallagher, a racer for CJ Wilson Racing, wore a hand painted Ohio State helmet this past weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

[ Gallagher racing with special helmet at Mid-Ohio ]

The slick lid is still up for auction on ebay. As of this post, at 11:45 a.m. ET Monday, the top bid is $1,675. The auction closes at 10:30 p.m. ET Monday. All proceeds benefit the Hematosis and Thrombosis Center at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

How did Gallagher, 20, perform in the special helmet? He finished fourth Saturday and sixth Sunday.

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scott s on 6/17/2013 @ 11:58am EDT Said:

those are ugly. just like the football helments. who would want them?

alan mills on 6/17/2013 @ 1:30pm EDT Said:

No one cares if you don’t like it.
It is a hell of a lot better then that ugly helmet that Michigan wears.

TJ on 6/17/2013 @ 11:24pm EDT Said:

Nice Alan maybe just a little jealous of the best helmet in college football eh!

buckinaydano on 6/18/2013 @ 10:45am EDT Said:

Besides, if he wore miss-again’s , helmet, he might fly off, because as Rich Rod said: “look… our helmet gots wings!”

Tom on 6/21/2013 @ 3:13pm EDT Said:

It sure seems funny that all I seem to see on Ohio State related posts is comments left by Michigan fans. Do you folks have nothing better to do with your day than to search out OSU themed stories to bash on or is it just a bit of closet jealousy? I can think of a bunch of things I could do other than sit around and read story after story that I do not give a damn about. Get a life Michigan fans, get a life.