Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Friday, May 12, 2006

Dirt Track Auto Racing Tip #4 - What About Dirt Track Rules?

Hope you had a great week. I will be dirt track auto racing tonight (if it doesn't rain) and I will let you know how it goes. I put a new dirt track video clip of one of my buddy's racing at night on a dirt track. If it looks a bit blurry, it's because it's night time and they are going around 120 mph! We'll do some daylight shots of dirt track auto racers as well so you can get an even better idea of what is going on. You can go to the home page of http://www.dirttrackracing.citymax.com Or, just click this link to view it. http://www.dirttrackracing.citymax.com/f/therock.3g2

What about dirt track auto racing rules? Racetracks and the different stock car associations work together to try to come up with a rule book that is general enough to cover lots of different race tracks. Although you should check for individual rules for your track (these are available when you register), for the most part, you can expect just about the same procedures no matter what track you visit. The rule books will outline specifically each race car class and that includes things like engine size, dimensions of the car, equipment requirements and a list of what you are not allowed to do. This is very helpful because it allows the racer to enter more races, increasing their chance of winning and adding to their points no matter where they race. It also allows the race track to allow the largest number of cars that they can. That gives the racing associations the chance to sponsor more events which in turn, makes new and old fans alike very happy.

Each fan has their own stock car preference. Both open wheel racers and stock cars have their good and bad points. We'll go more into the types of tracks the stock cars race on next time so see you back soon.

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