Category: Racing

NASCAR – How to start watching

NASCAR is a popular organization – its name stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. It’s an organization that organizes racing events on oval tracks. While it’s no way near the popularity of other sporting organizations and events – say Formula One – it still is very popular. So, what do you need to do to get into NASCAR? You will need to do a couple of things – and this article will share them with you.

Go see an event

The first thing that you will need to do if you wish to get into NASCAR is go and actually witness an event. You can see it on TV or on the internet – but for the best experience, we recommend that you see a live event. You will be able to see the stock cars racing up-front and this will add an additional layer to the experience. You won’t be able to replicate this if you see a NASCAR event on the internet.

nascarSee if you like the event. There are a number of people that would say that NASCAR racing is boring. The track is straightforward most of the time and the drivers don’t face much of a challenge while driving their cars. But is this really the case? It may be the case to the non-observant eye.

But the more you get into NASCAR, the more you will improve your ability to shed light on some of the many intricacies of the sport. For one, the drivers have to work hard in order to optimize the aerodynamics of their vehicles. It’s not just about driving forwards blindly and about making a few turns here and there. They have to know when exactly to accelerate and when to put the breaks on. They need to know at what precise moment they need to start the turning manoeuvre. They need to know every driver’s particular style of driving so that they can exploit their weaknesses.

One small recommendation if you are going to see a race in the UK stays at a campsite. On many races, there are campsites where you can meet other people with the same interest and it is also a very affordable way of living. If you click here you will get more information about campsites in the UK.

NASCAR far from simple

So, as you can see, a NASCAR event is far from being simple. If you can develop an eye for the intricacies of NASCAR, then you’ll be a big step closer to developing your love for it. So, ask around. Chances are that you will be able to meet some people that know a lot more than you about NASCAR racing. Ask them questions about everything that interests you. Read articles online about NASCAR and watch videos. This will level up your knowledge and it will increase your appreciation of the sport.

In the face of constant criticism, NASCAR has managed to stay popular to this very day. It’s been 70 years since it was originally created as an organization and a sporting event. Everyone can fall in love with the speedway sport – it’s very exciting and thrilling to watch these events. So, it’s all up to you know. Follow the first step from above – go and actually see a NASCAR event. And see if you like it. If you don’t, then look for other sports that may interest you more. If you do – then enjoy it as much as you can.

A 101 to Formula One

No matter who you are or where you live, chances are that you have heard of the sport of Formula One. We’d even go so far as to say that chances are that you have watched a Formula One event. It’s a really exciting motorsport that continues to capture the imaginations of millions of people from all around the world. But what makes this sport so popular? What has made it rise to the pinnacle of popularity in the world of sports?

The start of the Championship

formula one 101Well, Formula One originally started as a sport for rich people. They had enough money and time to and have a race or two – the races being very thrilling and exciting. This was at the turn of the last century. It was not until the 1950s when the sport became accessible to the regular masses of people. This was the start of the Formula One World Championship.

The sport quickly rose to prominence. In the next decade, the 1960s, there were many sponsorship deals that concerned Formula One. This served to promote the sport even further around the world. But the critical point in the growth of the popularity of the sport can be traced back in the 1980s. This is the time when television got widely accessible and Formula One sports events were broadcasted all around the world. Millions of people have gotten to know what Formula One is back at this time.

We have already mentioned the fact that the Formula One races are very exciting to watch. This is because of the fact that the cars themselves are some of the most powerful vehicles in terms of speed and acceleration. Chances are that you already know what a regular Formula One car looks like. They are designed in a way as to be very fast. They look nothing like the regular cars that you see on the streets every day.

Positioning in Formula One

One of the most exciting parts of the Formula One race is the start. This is the time when the drivers battle for optimal position. They are so close to one another that it’s easy for them to crash into one another. This is why it’s important for the drivers to still be careful and maneuver their cars with skill and dexterity. However, the drive can be even bigger for these individuals to drive speedily and take a better position. And this is why this part is so very thrilling and exciting.

There are, of course, the pitstops. They serve to change the car’s wheels after a number of laps and to make a number of adjustments to the cars themselves. Due to the fact that the cars race at great speeds, the tires can get destroyed rather easily. And this is why it’s important for the drivers to pick the optimal time for going into the pitstop. The pitstop team must work fast. There is a dozen of people or so that give their best effort to change the tires and make additional adjustments.

And all of these elements combine to create one of the most popular sports in existence. Go ahead and watch a Formula One event. We can promise that you won’t be disappointed by it.

Dirt Track Racing

The Basics Of Dirt Track Racing And How To Boost Its Audience

Oval dirt tracks are coming back in full force even though they used to be thought as outdated. Local dirt tracks such as Marion Center Speedway are rising in popularity with several paved tracks reverting to a dirt track state. Dirt track racing became a prevalent form of automotive racing in the 20s and the 30s, particularly in the US because there were lots of racing tracks with thoroughbred horses. Two kinds of conventional racing cars have towered over dirt track racing, namely stock cars and open wheel cars.

dirt track racingDirt tracks are usually oval shaped with a length of less than a mile at a maximum of ½ a mile. There are other tracks ranging from 1/8, ¼, 1/3, and 3/8 of a mile in their length. Longer tracks have a tendency of being more dangerous because of higher speeds that increase the likelihood of racecar damage and injury to the drivers. Typical dirt track surfaces are clay in nature for moisture retention and tackier conditions enabling reduction of dust and enabling better grip of the track by the cars.

Each sanctioning body and racetrack keeps up specific regulations that stipulate the classes of each racecar including equipment prohibitions and requirements, engine size, and dimensions. Mostly tracks usually organize with several other tracks to provide for the widest venue for every type of car. The collaboration enables the drivers to compete on a variety of racetracks, increases the competitors’ likelihood of winning, and it allows racing associations to cultivate an array of race events to boost fan interest.

Why dirt tracks should collaborate

Single tracks cannot go about the sport by themselves and 3 tracks will call to more dirt track enthusiasts and drivers than one track. More dirt track options will cause more drivers and fans to flock to the area especially if it is out of state. Areas with more than three dirt tracks have a higher likelihood of attracting permanent residents and weekend travelers who are racetrack fans.

The future of dirt track racing depends on attracting a younger new fan base or audience. Drawing attention to even a single fan within the area could sell tens of seats in a few years. That fan could bring a new friend to the track every few months or a few times a year which ends up increasing the audience for the sport. This is why it is important for dirt tracks to work together instead of trying to snuff each other out. It will eventually work in everyone’s best interest and will boost further interest for the sport.

Motor Sport Betting & Casino 2018

More people discover the fun and joy in motor sports betting and casino 2018. These two types of gambling often go hand in hand, since the gambling operators almost always offer both games. Sport betting fans all over the world start to discover Speedway and MC betting online and this is a really fun way to increase the adrenaline in a race.

Betting on Motor Sport with Casino Bonus & Free Spins 2018

sport betting casino bonus 2018If you sign up to new player account for betting and casino you will always almost get some type of casino bonus 2018. This can be a betting bonus that is usually around 100% of your deposited amount. Note that terms may apply. If you instead are the type of player that prefer slots you can get your hands on some free spins 2018 to partner up with your betting or casino bonuses. It does not matter what kind of sport or games you like. You can get your hands on a sport betting bonus or casino bonus at the same time through many operators.

How to stay updated on Motor Sport News

The easiest way to stay updated on Motor Sports news is to subscribe to various news channels that follow MC, Speedway and other motorsports. For example, check out BBC Motorsport News or check the latest races on Unibet, Bet365 or any other gambling site with betting. If you want to through in a few coins and bet on your favourite, then the best place to stay updated is for sure any UK sports betting site. If you, on the other hand, want to get the latest news on how the racers are performing, what tournaments that are upcoming or so, then check a news site. There are tons of great news sites on the subject and of course, you can check this blog at Moorepark to get some news as well.

Small MC Newcomers Are Doing Well

The Kawasaki Versys X 300 is a small high-rise adventure bike, and is available in three basic designs depending on whether you are into urban, standard or one that really works on wildlife roads. The engine is a two-cylinder 296 cubic, and holds 40 horsepower.

BMW’s adventurous counterpart, the BMW G 310 GS, has not hit the market yet, but is not expected until autumn. We are therefore pleased with the street version: The G 310 R, with a newly developed single-cylinder 313 cubic centimeter large engine packing a modest 34 horsepower.

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Tall and Small

Here we see a strange construction, where the cylinder is spinning halfway so the intake is forward and the outake backwards. It is also somewhat backward; All for the weight distribution.

The relatively high seat height of Versys makes sure you shouldn’t  be too small for you to enjoy it fully. For the BMW on the other hand, there is a reversal relationship; You should not be too tall. Are you around average length, you should enjoy sitting on both of them.

Got a drivers licence for a medium motorcycle?

The BMW offers a more cranky driver while The Kawasaki provides a narrow upright driver’s seat with wide steering and protection of a windshield without the possibility of adjustment.

BMW and Kawasaki make the small hoops in India and Thailand respectively. There is no disadvantage. There are countries with developed automotive industry. Buyers in Europe can enjoy competitive mc prices.

There are two motorcycles that are meant to attract more to drive high. As car queues grow, car drivers will realize how much smoother it is on a 300-cubic city bus. Both are stable and easy to maneuver. The suspension is possible to bias on both motorcycles. The frames are made of steel. G 310 R and Versys are also allowed to drive for those who have A2 driving license (Medium motorcycle).

Of course it’s  the motors that everyone is wondering about. Do they stand out? Yes! Both are easy-going coworkers, who go well from relatively low speeds. If you do not have any sensation requirements, you can send in the sixth gear already at 60 km / h and driving in the harsh terrain like snow is a breeze. Should you’ll be having fun on curvy roads, you will certainly have to make sure that you keep the higher turns at lower gear.

Both are surprisingly well built! The two bikes are more exciting than they sound. They have stable chassis and built-in driving pleasure.

 

 

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Speedway Moore Park – Battle of the Twins

SPEEDWAY MOORE PARK

SOLO BEST PAIRS & SIDECAR BATTLE OF THE TWINS

Grant Tregoning continued his success on his return home by winning the Best Pairs title with his partner Adam Wilson. Tregoning and Wilson won the final by scoring 6 points to 3 over Craig Blackett and John Ross. Tregoning dropped only one race to Larry Ross through qualifying while Wilson battled hard for the tell tale minor points. This is where most of the interest lay all day. The pair leaders fought for the front positions but it was the third place in all heats that counted. Tregoning won the start in the final with John Ross in second with his partner Blackett in third. Had it stayed that way the final result would have been reversed? Ross checked himself and fell allowing Blackett and Wilson through. Ross remounted and chased like a demon possessed but Wilson was too far ahead to reel in. He in fact pushed Blackett all the way to the flag in the final lap.

The most impressive ride of the day came from Dale Finch when he and his partner Josh O’Dockerty met Larry Ross and Cory Lang in heat three. Ross got the jump but was put under pressure by Finch from the start riding a tight inside line. He found his way under Ross coming out of turn two on the last lap forcing Ross wide. Ross recovered to momentary regain the lead down the back straight before Finch pressured again on the inside line. Ross was forced off line and put the bike down in the loose on the final turn as the veteran was running out of track room. Lang came through to take second with O’Dockerty third giving the Finch/O’Dockerty pairing a 6 to 3 point advantage. The only maximum score of the day was gained by Tregoning and Wilson in heat 9 over J Ross and Blackett netting a 7 to 2 advantage.

Visiting Sidecar combination Derek Ramsay and Tony Hislop from Palmerston North won the Battle of the Twins cup. The NZ no3 combination pulled in three straight wins to qualify easily just having a little bit too much for the competition. Behind them it was close to call. Invercargill’s Kevin Macdonald and Karl Hosie gained 10 points as did Karl Ostomy and Paul Whitcombe. The last place went to Chris Gains and Laurie McMahon who won the repercharge from the hard charging Mark Hanaford and Robbie Gardner who were pushed all the way by Liam Stockman and Blair Lock. The final saw the Ramsay/Hislop combination take the win from a determined Macdonald/Hosie with Gains/McMahon home third. There was some good hard spirited racing from these units. In support, the multi’s identical (almost) outfitted Wilson and Butt combinations were to the fore with Josh Wilson and Jonathon Butt getting the better of dad Pete Wilson and Darren Butt. Third were Scott Lang and Luke Elliot.

Paleti Woods only dropped one race in the 200 class to Invercargill’s Hayden Sims in heat five and went on to win the final. It was hard luck for Sims as he won all the qualifying heats but failed in the final. Second was Shilo Tocher up on a 200 for the first time while Britton Thiam came in third.

Junior 250 riders Jack McCrae and Anthony Knowles put on a fine display of riding. Talented and riders of the future but with the meeting dragging on, five two bike races were overshadowed by the performance and entertainment of the close racing in the ATV support class. Tim George won four of his five starts dropping one race to Alistair McCrae. Greg Lyall, Ian Hammond and Nina McVicar kept the others honest by getting amongst the front runners.