First, a race driver has to be able to handle speed. He has to have superior eyesight and hand-eye coordination because things happen very quickly in races. He has to know the car and how to use its idiosyncrasies to go fast and gain an edge over other drivers. Race cars rarely go travel in a traditional wheels-in-the-back-directly-behind-the-wheels-in-the-front attitude because cornering ability is differs from front to back. The driver has to use that to his advantage. A car may have brakes that tend to lose braking ability when they Read the rest of this entry »
The history of auto racing is both unique and interesting to learn about. It all began in the 1920s when young men began tinkering with their cars in order to increase horsepower and performance. By adjusting the timing, adding carburetors and performance parts, speed junkies could get more power out of their rides. To lighten the weight of their hotrods, they began stripping parts off their cars. The hood, headlights, and even the roof was often removed! This is where the term “chopper” originated, from chopping Read the rest of this entry »
Being a fan of racing is one thing, but actually driving like you’re a racer on civilian roads is an entirely different – and dangerous – thing.
As it would happen, I was contacted by a fan of the site who asked me to talk a little bit about safe driving to counteract all the high-octane, racing-related content. I would be remiss if I ignored this request so here goes.
Just because the racers drive like their lives depend on it doesn’t mean you should. There are a number of reasons why safe driving is in your best interest. Aside from the obvious reasons are some less obvious ones. Like did you know your auto insurance quote and rates could be severely altered based on your unsafe driving?
More than anything, though, you should be driving safe not just for your sake but others as well.
Car racing is a competition and you better believe it’s dangerous, but that’s part of the game. Driving on civilian roads with other civilians is not a game, a sport, or a competition. You all have places to go and you all have families or people waiting for you. That’s why you need to remember the little things like speed limits, stop signs, turn signals, etc.
Driving safe doesn’t just keep you alive but other people as well. So keep the racing on the racetrack.
The world of racing is an exciting dare devil sport that is becoming more and more popular. Some people have had really bad accidents in racing. Others have appeared to escape the most death-defying accidents because they have a better handle of the tricks of the trade.
Some of the tips include thoroughly inspecting the vehicle before the race. It is always a good idea to make sure that there is nothing wrong with any Read the rest of this entry »
Car racing also known as automobile racing is a sport where different drivers mostly sponsored by different car manufacturing companies come together to compete. These drivers are paid by either their teams or sponsors. Like any other job there are qualifications for one to take part in the automobile sport. For example, the physical strength requirement for a driver to undertake a race in a wheeled car with both down-force and g-forces attained as a Read the rest of this entry »
People from various social backgrounds enjoy the sport of dog racing. It attracts mainly the male audiences from working class. It is also considered a form of gambling as the participants are able to place their bets for each race. Dog racing started to experience a decline in attendance since 1960s.
However, it is still widely favored in the following countries in the world.
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
In USA dog racing is legal in many states, but the activities ceased or were suspended in several of Read the rest of this entry »
All these racers are names well-known for their accomplishments over years of competitive racing. People who are not even fans of racing have heard of these famous racers.
Jeff Gordon won numerous races and awards starting with his first race in 1990. That was in his professional career. He started racing at the age of five. At the age of twenty, Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver to win the USAC Silver Crown.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
One of the most famous racing names in the sport, Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Read the rest of this entry »
Horse racing offers daily thrills and betting opportunities, but certain races provide incomparable excitement as the very best gather to battle head to head. If you watch any races at all this year, these five can’t be missed.
Held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the second jewel in the Triple Crown is the first test for a new Derby winner attempting to stamp himself as a true champion.
The Belmont is the final race in the Triple Crown Read the rest of this entry »
Boat racing is a sport that involves racing of boats in water. This sport can in fact be traced back to ancient Egypt. Water was a means of conveyance then as well. It was a favorite means of past time for people during those days. Later on, with the development of technology and with the advancement of age, many types of boats were built and this called for different types of boat racing as well.
Some prominent forms of boat racing that we see today are hydroplane racing , dragon Read the rest of this entry »
Racing is one of the oldest spectator sports. Most associate it with cars however there exists a vast variety of ways in which racing can be performed. Increasing audiences are gathering to participate in two types of races that are not the norm: boat races and bicycle races.
Bike races are very common but often overlooked. Dating back as far as the late 1800′s, this sport involves rigorous training and strenuous effort on the part of the racers. Several categories of bike Read the rest of this entry »