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.