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From Wikipedia
This article is about unsanctioned and illegal auto racing. For sanctioned racing taking place on temporary circuits erected on city streets, see road racing. For the Bruce Springsteen song of a similar title, see Racing In The Street.
Street racing is a form of unsanctioned and illegalauto racing which takes place on public roads. Street racing can either be spontaneous or well-planned and coordinated. Well coordinated races, in comparison, are planned in advance and often have people communicating via 2-way radio/citizens' band radio and using police scanners and GPS units to mark locations of local police hot spots. (See participants, below). Street racing is reported to have originated prior to the 1930s due to alcohol prohibition in some parts of the United States cite a lack of safety relative to sanctioned racing events, as well as legal repercussions arising from incidents, among street racing's drawbacks. Most duels are drag races.
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Drag racing

Drag racing is a race which involves two or more competitors who drive in a straight line for a specified distance (usually a 1/4 mile). The driver that covers the most distance between the two cars or reaches the end first is the winner. Fundamental skills in drag racing are the ability to launch with minimum wheelspin and shifting as fast as possible. Such competition on organized tracks associated with a sanctioning body are legal.
A form of illegal racing on public roads is when two or more cars compete until one party is the clear winner. This differs from the above mentioned drag race, in which a set distance on a straight road is traversed. Drivers typically line up while moving under the posted speed limit. Once all the cars are ready, one car will sound its horn three times; the third time is the final signal to start the run. Another method of starting the race is to have a spectator acting as a starter. Normally he/she will use hand signals (also called flagging) to start the race. A car simply outruns the other vehicles by a considerable margin in order to win. If the winner cannot be determined, it is usually decided upon a mutual agreement, or having another race. Another way to signal a race is by flashing the vehicle's high-beams.

Touge Racing

Main article: Touge
The sport of drifting and touge racing from (primarily) Japan has led to its acceptance in other parts of the world. Touge (pronounced "toe-gay"; Japanese for "mountain pass," because these races are held on mountain roads and passes) generally refers to racing, one car at a time, or in a chase format through mountain passes (the definition of which varies per locale and racing organization). Examples of such roads include Del Dios Highway[1] in Escondido, California, and Mount Haruna, on the island of Honshū, in Japan. However, street racing competition can lead to more people racing on a given road than would ordinarily be permitted (hence leading to the reputation of danger inherent). Touge races are typically run in a best out of three format. Opponent A starts the first race with Opponent B directly behind. The winner is determined by the time difference between the cars at the finish line. For instance, if Opponent A has pulled away from Opponent B at the finish line, he is determined the winner. If Opponent B has managed to stay on Opponent A's tail, he is determined the winner. For the second race, Opponent B starts off in front and the winner is determined using the same method.

Cannonball Runs

"Cannonball Runs" are illegal point-to-pointroad rallies that involve a handful of racers. They hearken back to the authorized European races at the end of the 19th century. The races died away when the chaotic 1903 Paris-Madrid race was canceled at Bordeaux for safety reasons after numerous fatalities involving drivers and pedestrians. Point-to-point runs reappeared in the United States in the mid 1910s when Erwin George Baker who drove cross-country on record breaking runs that stood for years, being legal at the time, and the term "Cannonball" was penned for him in honor of his runs. Nowadays drivers will race from one part of a town or country to the other side; whoever makes the fastest overall time is the winner. A perfect example of an illegal road race was the 1970s original Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, aka "The Cannonball Run", that long-time automotive journalist Brock Yates founded. The exploits spawned numerous films, the best known being The Cannonball Run. Several years after the notorious "Cannonball", Yates created the family-friendly and somewhat legal version One Lap of America where speeding occurs in race circuits and is still running to this day. In modern society it is rather difficult if not impossible to organize an illegal and extremely dangerous road race, there are still a few events which may be considered racing, such as the Gumball 3000, Gumball Rally, and Players Run races. These "races", better known as rallies for legality's sake, mostly comprise wealthy individuals racing sports cars across the country for fun. The AKA Rally however, is designed for individuals with a smaller budget (approximately $3000). Entrance fees to these events are usually all inclusive (hotels, food, and events). Participants 'rally' together from a start point to predetermined locations until they arrive at the finish line. The AKA Rally in particular has organized driver oriented events e.g., autocross or drag strip races, away from public roads to minimize the risk of drivers getting too enthusiastic on public roads. The latter racing community has even spawned numerous TV and video series including the Mischief film series and Bullrun reality TV Show. The AKA Rally was featured on MTV in a 2004 True Life episode and is being filmed in 2008 for an upcoming 6 part series on the Speed TV network. [2] The Cannonball run type race also spawned numerous games of its type, most famously Sega's OutRunarcade game. It was also parodied in the 1960s-70s Hanna-Barbera series Wacky Races.

Street Road Racing

Street Road Racing, where not prohibited, involves three simple rules..
  • 1. The Winner is in front at the finish.
  • 2. The Leader chooses the course.
  • 3. The finish is when the pursuer quits.
Terminology


An "official" lexicon of street racing terminology is difficult to establish as terminology differs by location. Any or all of the below mentioned activities may be considered illegal, depending on location of the race.
In addition to the people racers, there are generally observers present at organized street races. A flagger[3][4] starts the race; this is typically accomplished by standing in front of the vehicles and making an up-down motion with the arms indicating the race should begin. There are variations on this theme, including the throwing/dropping of a handkerchief, ribbon, and so on. This act would be analogous to the tree in a typical sanctioned drag race, and has been portrayed widely in popular culture, from ZZ Topmusic videos to American cinema.

Race specifics

A dig may refer to all participants toeing a line, aligning the front bumper of the vehicles, after which all vehicles race from a stop to a pre-arranged point (typically a quarter mile in the United States, but may vary by locale).
A roll generally refers to a race which starts at a non-zero speed, and continues until all but one participant have stopped racing. This may be accompanied by three honks which would be analogous to a countdown.
To be set out lengths is a system of handicapping that allows a slower car to start their race a number of car lengths ahead and requiring the faster car to catch up and pass the slower car. There are often heated negotiations to determine a fair number.
To get the break, hit, kick, or move is to start the race without the flagger. This is another system of handicapping that requires one car to wait until they see the other car start to move before they are allowed to leave their starting line.

Motivations

There are various motivations for street racing, but typically cited reasons include:[5]
  • Generally, street racing is not sanctioned and thus leads to a less rigorously controlled environment than sanctioned racing, to the enjoyment of some participants.
  • Street racing is cited as an activity which is available to people who are otherwise under-age for entertainment at traditional venues such as bars.
  • A community generally springs up around the street racing "scene", providing social interaction among the participants and cliques therein.
  • The opportunity to show off ones vehicle
  • The simple and uncomplicated excitement of racing without the entry fees, rules and politics, typical of the sport.
  • The excitement of racing when law enforcement is certain to give chase.
  • A lack of proper, sanctioned racing venues in the locale.
  • Street races are sometimes wagered on, either by the participants or observers. This is the origin of the term "racing for pink slips" (which means that the winner keeps the opponent's car), which inspired the 2005 Speed Channel series Pinks. This, in real life, seldom happens; most wagers involve cash (as in Pinks: All Out).
  • To settle a bet, dispute, etc between fellow racers (ex. one believes that they are the better racer, etc).
Dangers



The Kent, Washington police department lists the following consequences of street racing:[6]
  • Traffic collisions, including fatalities[7]
  • Trespassing on private property
  • Property loss from theft and vandalism
  • Auto theft rates, carjackings
  • Increased gang activity
Because vehicles used in street racing competitions generally lack professional racing safety equipment such as roll cages and racing fuel cell and drivers seldom wear fire suits and are not usually trained in high-performance driving, injuries and fatalities are common results from accidents. Furthermore, illegal street racers put ordinary drivers at risk because they race on public roads rather than closed-course, purpose-built facilities, such as Pacific Raceways in the aforementioned city.[6]


Because racing occurs in areas where it is not sanctioned, extensive wear can occur to the roads (from high-powered vehicles damaging the asphalt) and damage to the fences/gates closing the area off (in the case of industrial parks, etc). Further, as the street racing culture places a very high social value on a fast vehicle, people who might not otherwise be able to afford blazingly fast but very expensive vehicles may attempt to steal them, violently or otherwise. Additionally, street racers tend to form teams which participate in racing together, the implication above is that these teams may be a form of organized crime or gang activity.[6]
Worth noting is that the astronomical theft rate of the Acura Integra and other popular street racing cars is associated with street racing[8][9], in addition to the usual claims of chop shops.[10]
 

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my favorite kind of racing is open wheel modified asphault racing. http://localracing.nascar.com/series/2 the most exciting racing you'll ever see.
 
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Slot car racing! We have a huge 4 lane track in our basement. Kinda like a road course. The Mini Coopers and Nissan Skylines tend to perform the best. The Ford GTs aren't too shabby either.

I also like to watch vintage racing like NASCAR before Winston cup - before all of the stupid rules. I also love the old Trans Am and Can Am series.
 
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Originally Posted by AwsomeSS View Post
Slot car racing! We have a huge 4 lane track in our basement. Kinda like a road course. The Mini Coopers and Nissan Skylines tend to perform the best. The Ford GTs aren't too shabby either.
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Hi `Amy,
That sounds like SuperFun
Do you have any pictures of your track ? If so, please post : )
Is it a expensive hobbie ? $$$
Is there any other member's that R in2 Slot Rac'in ?
Look 4ward to your future posts on subject
 
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Are there any MCF Member's Rac'in Anything ? ? ?
If so, Please post/share
What You are Racing....`ok
Look 4ward to read'in about it.
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Jamie, please post your Racing Links & Schools
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The Bum's & I would luv 2 try Legend Rac'in
It's one of our `Dreams
Has any member raced one, or seen the event ?
Let us know `ok...thanks

Legends car racing is a style of race car, designed primarily to promote exciting racing and to keep costs down. The bodyshells are 5/8-scale replicas of Americanautomobiles from the 1930s and 1940s, powered by a Yamaha motorcycle engine. The rule book committee for Legend car racing is called INEX, which stands for "INEX"pensive.
The cars all run to the same specification, with the only variable (in theory) being the body style. They also have a lot more power than grip, which ensures exciting racing.










 
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Jamie, please post your Racing Links & Schools..Thanks
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Info on the Dare Stock rentals - you can rent one of our "street stocks" and enter in a real race, for a lot less than buying your own racecar.

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Info on our Racing Series at Tucson Raceway Park and Irwindale Speedway. Same deal as the dare stocks, only these are our Drivetech "Southwest Tour" late models and are a lot faster and have more horsepower than the street stocks. West coast racing. We are hopefully bringing this series to the east coast with our east coast late models this year too.

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