Crew Cars

Mustang GT

Trans Am

Silverado

Contour SE

Civic EX


Articles

Gallery

Car Shows

Cars Stats

Knowledge

Web rings

Contact  us


In Association with Art.com

Welcome to Racing World, this website was created by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts with the purpose to inform and entertain. Here you’ll find information and specs about a number of different cars, so, once again welcome and enjoy Racing World.

" Mustang GT For Sale $8,000 "


Drag racing is a form of specialized automobile racing that is most popular in the United States, although it is also practiced on a limited basis in England, Canada, and Australia. In a drag race, two entries start side by side, aiming to finish the straight-line course—called the drag strip and usually 1/4-mi (0.4-km) long—in as fast a time as possible. Such cars, known as drag racers, take many forms. Some have engines behind the driver and parachute-assisted braking. Speeds are maintained only for a short burst, but are calculated in miles per hour and also in seconds.

Drag racing owes its origin to hot rods, cars specially modified for improved acceleration and speed, which were first built in southern California in the late 1930s. Drag racing was formalized in 1937 with the creation of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), an organization of automobile enthusiasts who raced their cars in the California desert. World War II (1939-1945) interrupted development of the sport, but after 1945 it blossomed, helped by the U.S. Air Force, which saw drag racing as a way to identify young men who could serve in the mechanical and flight crews of the bombers that made up the Strategic Air Command. The first paved strips for drag racing, in fact, were runways at air bases and airports. The first formal drag strip was opened in Goleta, California, in 1948. The sport spread rapidly, and today there are hundreds of drag-strip facilities on which more than 5000 events are run annually. American drag racing is overseen by numerous organizations, the most important of which is the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), located in Glendora, California

 

In Association with Art.com

 


Basic Knowledge and Performance

 Powered by Google


Top of page...

You're since 01-01-2002

Copyright 2002 Racing World.  All rights reserved.

DISCLAIMER : Racing World doesn't support or encourage the use of public streets for the purpose of racing and shall not be held responsible for the actions of individuals.

Pe ance

NEW !!


Racing World
What would be your first mod?

intake
exhaust
gears
headers
pulleys
gauges
springs
shocks
hoods
wheels

Current Results

Hosting by WebRing.