Originally Posted by prometheum
what do i look for in a helmet besides comfort and the snell/dot rating?
Of course, for auto-x purposes, get the highest snell rating you can (SA2005?). After that, comfort. You want large enough that it's comfy, but not wobbly on your head. And make sure the outside diameter isn't so large that it'll be bumping into everything inside the car. Maybe not as important since you're not super tall, but mine hits the headrest and "Oh **** handle" while just sitting in the car in the staging line.
Make sure the strap and buckle system is easy to use. Look for some ventilation, too.