Locally I have 4-5 tracks near me, and on a couple of them I don’t really have any ‘neck issues’ at all after 45-60 driving time. Two of the tracks however both have sections of sustained high speed, high-G corners combined with very short laps (30 second’ish) which end up resulting in massive fatigue for me after only 20-30 minutes of driving, and sometimes even worse issues by end of day. (also, since I can see the ‘do neck exercises’ comments coming already - I’m in decent shape, not great shape, and for better or worse, no part of me is looking to add much exercise beyond what I do already)
That said, I am at the point where I’m interested to see what ways anyone else is using to help give their neck some support. Currently I use a AlpineStars neck brace, which may or may not offer any ‘safety’ protection, but it doesn’t even pretend to offer ‘support’ since the helmet doesn’t even touch the brace all the way around.
I’ve been looking at some of the big foam ‘neck collars’ and thinking maybe that would be enough for added support in high g corners, but then I’ve also seen these ‘Helmet restraints’ which seem like they might be even better (they attach to the helmet and then loop under your should - e.g., https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Simpson-36007-Helmet-Restraint,1064.html )
Any real world experiences to share would be appreciated, thanks.