John Cozzali stands next to his Chevy Cavalier race car in front of his Mastic home. Sanctioned drag racing left Long Island when the Westhampton Roadway closed 15 years ago because of money problems and neighbors' complaints. Now, a national trade group, the U.
For the second consecutive year, Tough Mudder, the global fitness and active lifestyle brand, returns to Sonoma Raceway. Sonoma Raceway and its fans helped saved lives throughout Northern California on Monday as more than 50 people donated blood at the raceway's 19 th annual Vitalant High-Speed Blood Drive. Sonoma Raceway puts a non-traditional spin on blood drives by giving donors a chance to get their hearts pumping with a high-speed "hot lap" around the road course prior to donating blood.
Iowa's Raceway Park of the Midlands is a 2. And it's currently under 14 feet of water, another victim of the devastating floods that continue their lethal creep across the upper Midwest. Photos shared by the complex's Facebook page show the circuit and NHRA-sanctioned drag strip transformed into an inland sea by record floodwaters pouring out of the Missouri River.
Drag racing was born in Southern California, but now, there is no place close by to run a hot rod. On a Saturday at Barona, cars painted colors right out of a gumball machine line up in lanes, revving to go. Two at a time, they nudge up to the starting line at the eight-mile track, spinning their tires to get warmed up.
Standing before a crowd of motorsport enthusiasts Tuesday at the Suffolk County legislative building in Hauppague, Suffolk County officials announced the approval of a committee to consider the development of a drag strip. The move was spearheaded by Cilmi, who requested the committee be formed in response to input from the motorsports community, according to a written statement. Gregory said that a drag strip could help curb incidents of illegal drag racing on Long Island as well as help kickstart growth in high-tech industries related to auto mechanics.
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Drag racing is a type of motor racing in which automobiles or motorcycles usually specially prepared for the purpose compete, usually two at a time, to be first to cross a set finish line. Electronic timing and speed sensing systems have been used to record race results since the s. The history of automobiles and motorcycles being used for drag racing is nearly as long as the history of motorized vehicles themselves, and has taken the form of both illegal street racingand as an organized and regulated motorsport. This article covers the legal sport.
Recently widened from two to four lanes, The Strip is one of just two drag strips in the nation to feature four-wide racing. The world's best drag racers hit speeds in excess of miles per hour at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drag strip, a place where world championships have been decided and records set through the years. Opened inthe track is home to two NHRA national events, in addition to more than 50 other events annually.