More than a million spectators arrive each year, to be witness to the Woodward Dream Cruise. The fifteenth annual event will be held on the 15th of August 2009 and approximately forty thousand participants are expected. Hot rods, exotic cars and classics can all be seen at this event and it is not to be [...]
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson was born in El Cajon, California on the 17th of September 1975. His racing career began successfully on 50cc motorcycles when he was five-years old. By the age of eight he won the 60cc class championship, even though he had injured his knee and there were still seven races to go. From [...]
NASCAR is an acronym for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing and the association is currently the largest sanctioning body of motor sports in the US. It is hugely popular with sports fans in that country and has the second highest television ratings in the US. Besides this, various NASCAR races are broadcast in [...]
When it comes to auto racing in the United States, NASCAR definitely makes the top of the list. This exciting form of racing is one of the best supported spectator sports in the country. It is well endorsed, organised and sponsored and many racing drivers focus their careers on this sport. Because it is so [...]
An announcement dated November 3, 2010, on the Gateway International Raceway website states: “Dover Motorsports, Inc. announces closing of Gateway International Raceway” Gateway International Raceway is a NASCAR track located in Illinois of the USA. Amongst the biggest motorsports complexes in the United States Midwest, Gateway International is host to several NASCAR races, drag races [...]
The United States held its first Rally Championship in 1973, and the Olympus International Rally was a part of this historical moment. Sponsored by Toyota, it later became an important stage during the World Rally Championships from 1985 to 1988 and was again included in the United States Rally Championship in 2006. From 2007 it was added to the Rally America National Championship and it has many legendary rally drivers associated with it.
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.
Once every two years, teams from various research establishments and universities across America get together to participate in the American Solar Challenge (“ASC“). In order to enter each team has to design, build and race (or ‘rayce’ in solar race terminology) a solar-powered car in this exciting and fun cross-country event.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (“NASCAR“) has developed a Diversity Internship Program that is full-time and fully supported by corporate sponsors and specifically focuses on college and university students who want to learn about career opportunities in the auto racing and motor sports industry in the United States.
Some NASCAR fans choose top events to attend in person. There are some races which are best known, such as the Daytona 500. Many legends surround these races which have been run for decades. Drivers and owners know that they cannot keep their standings without participating in such events. Public interest in the NASCAR circuit grows each year, and it can be quite a chore to choose race tracks at which to book tickets.