The 77th All-American Soapbox Derby is starting July 26th, an event which has been around since 1935 and attracts participants from across the globe. More than 400 racers between the ages of 7 and 18 from across the United States, Canada, and around the world hurtle down the 989-feet of track at Derby Downs, with [...]
Unlike most auto racing events where competitors do all they can to avoid one another on the track as they speed toward the checkered flag, in Banger Racing colliding with competitors is a winning strategy. The intention is to wreck competing cars, maybe preventing them from crossing the finish line at all or at the very least, to slow them down significantly.
Located close to Shiroka, Japan and east of Osaka, the Suzuka Speedway offers an entertaining and challenging course. Originally called Motor Sportsland (but re-named shortly after it opened), the Suzuka Speedway is built near Suzuka City in Japan, on land previously used by rice farmers. Suzuka offers a balance of curves and speed where the [...]
The sport of NASCAR racing is one of the most popular in the United States. Fans flock to the racetracks in their thousands to cheer on their favourite driver, team or car number. Though one of the appeals of NASCAR racing is its relatively easy accessibility, often the best way for aspiring drivers to drive [...]
Situated in the City of Port Phillip in Victoria, Australia, Albert Park and Lake lie roughly 3 kilometres south of the Melbourne CBD. Set in 555 acres of stunning parkland, the Albert Park incorporates a number of sporting facilities, ovals, a golf course, a walking track and the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Besides hosting a [...]
Many auto racing fans follow the IndyCar Series with great interest, whether in person at the various race tracks, or as armchair spectators. In competitive racing split-second timing is essential to determine results, and IndyCar Racing has a state-of-the-art timing and scoring system which ensures that results are accurate to the ten-thousandth of a second.
An international panel of auto racing experts has given the Safety Innovation of the Year Award to Dow Automotive for their IMPAXX energy absorbing foam. The announcement was made at the gala dinner for the annual Professional Motor Sport World Expo Awards recently.
Exciting times are ahead for the residents of Milville, New Jersey in the United States, and especially for motorsport enthusiasts. The construction of the New Jersey Motorsports Parkis well underway. Situated on more than 500 acres of land at the intersection of Dividing Creek Road and Buckshutem Road, the New Jersey Motorsports Park will feature two separate world-class racetracks and a first class carting circuit. In addition, there will be a clubhouse and all the amenities necessary to cater in style to the needs of auto racing fans as well as the drivers.
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.
As millions of auto racing fans shift into high gear for the 91st Indianapolis 500 race on May 27 of 2007, let’s take a moment to reflect back on the humble beginnings of this historic race.