The Atlanta Motor Speedway is an awesome, intermediate track that at one point boasted the highest speeds on the NASCAR circuit. Even today it is still one of the fastest tracks on the circuit and fans who come here know that they are in for brilliant, action-packed racing each time. Little wonder then that the Atlanta Motor Speedway already has a full calendar for the months of September and October.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has finally released a list containing the names of the members of AMA Team USA who will be taking part in the 2008 Motocross of Nations. It seems the stars and stripes will be carried by a trio of Monster Energy Kawasaki riders this year, namely Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry and James Stewart.
Drag Racing is probably one of the fastest and most dangerous sports in the world. It takes a brave and fearless driver to get behind the wheel and face speeds of approximately three hundred miles per hour. And when it comes to respected and legendary Drag Racing drivers, Bruce Litton is your man. This magnificent racing driver has led a balanced life as a driver, husband of more than twenty eight years, dedicated father and successful businessman. He is a role model to young aspiring racing drivers and an inspiration to those around him.
The Daytona 200 motorcycle race is held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. This 68-lap, 200 mile (322 kilometer) motorcycle race is set to take place on 8 March 2008 as part of the Daytona Bike Week. This 10 day event that draws motorcycle enthusiasts from far and wide, will start on 29 February with a schedule jam-packed full of entertainment and excitement carrying on through to 9 March 2008.
The motor sport of ice racing has been around for many years and actually has a large following of fans. It is also a sport that can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors and in various categories. Ice racing is not limited to only automobiles and motorcycles, but there are quad races, All-Terrain vehicle racing and snowmobile racing. It is still racing, but is much cheaper than the normal form of auto racing and motorcycle racing that we are accustomed to. It is just as much fun and exciting.
The very first NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway had a crowd to full capacity, which is an indicator of the popularity of this auto and motor bike racing track, just outside the exciting city of Fort Worth. The company which owns the site has responded with continuous upgrades and improvements for better quality racing, though the track is only of 1995 vintage. The turns now have uniform 24-degree turns, doing away with the original discrepancy of just 8-degree banks for specialized racing automobiles. The best NASCAR drivers aim to set speed records at this 1.5 mile track: Brian Vickers holds the record for the Texas Motor Speedway, having clocked over 196 miles per hour in a 2006 event.
In the 1970â€™s ABCâ€™s â€˜Wide World of Sportsâ€™ became rated as one of the best sports shows in the United States at the time. In the series called â€˜Superbikersâ€™ ABC was commissioned to find the ultimate motorcycle racer of all times and this would take place at Californiaâ€™s Carlsbad Raceway as a yearly event.
By the time Easy Rider was released in 1969, three full years had passed since The Wild Angels hit the nationâ€™s drive-in movie screens. In the sixties, three years was a very long time indeed. The Vietnam War was entering a critical phase and division within the country regarding the war was never more clear-cut. Morally, the pendulum seemed to be swinging back towards the viewpoint of the â€œunder 30â€ generation. It was in this fevered climate that Easy Rider made its stunning debut. In stark contrast to its progenitor film, The Wild Angels, the motorcycle riders were now portrayed as tragic heroes instead of undisciplined thugs. Perhaps the filmmakers had run out of ways to frighten parents and instead sought to identify with the growing youth market. Regardless, Easy Rider stands today as a quintessential film, a snapshot of America at a pivotal moment in its history when the baton was handed from one generation to another.
In 1966, the widening generation gap was about to split the country wide open. The older generation who had lived through and fought World War II could neither understand nor relate to their freethinking, “flower power” children. As everyone knows, misunderstanding can quickly change to fear, and certain filmmakers played off that fear by creating motorcycle movies like “The Wild Angels”.