Auto Racing Part 2
Shell Eco-marathon is a worldwide energy efficiency competition sponsored by Shell. Participants build automotive vehicles to achieve the highest possible fuel efficiency. There are two vehicle classes within Shell Eco-marathon: Prototype and UrbanConcept.
Legends car racing
Legends car racing is a style of auto racing designed primarily to promote exciting racing and to keep costs down. The race car bodyshells are 5/8-scale replicas of American automobiles from the 1930s and 1940s, powered by Yamaha XJ1250, FJ1200 or, starting in 2018, FZ09 engines.
Midget car racing
Midget cars, also speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the 1930s and are raced on most continents.
Mini sprints are similarly sized to midget cars but have upright-style chassis and centre-mounted, chain-driven four-cylinder motorcycle engines with displacements between 750 and 1200 cc.
This is the sport of oversized wheels and supercharged engines. They jump over obstacles and race in a circuit hitting ramps etc
Why do monster trucks not crush cars anymore?
Monster Jam discontinuing the use of free-standing (loose) crush cars is not due to budget or tire quality, but rather safety concerns as the nature of newer cars to break apart when hit and produce loose pieces that can be thrown by the trucks.
Mud bogging (also known as mud racing, mud running, mud drags, or mudding) is an off-road motorsport that’s popular in Canada and the United States.
Pickup truck racing
Pickup truck racing is a form of auto racing which involves modified versions of pickup trucks on racing circuits, mostly oval tracks.
Rallycross is a combination of rallying and circuit racing. It is head-to-head short, sharp races on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheatre venues.
Time Attack events are held on full-size race tracks across the Northeast throughout the season. Drivers compete against the clock and each other, battling for their fastest time of the day. At the end of the day the results are compiled and broken down by vehicle class.
Solar car racing
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) is the world’s premier solar-powered car race where young engineers from all over the world compete with their self-designed solar cars. The solar cars travel over 3,000 kilometers from Darwin in Northern Australia to Adelaide in South Australia over five days.
Wheelstand competition is a form of motorsport where specially prepared vehicles compete in order to have the highest, longest, most photogenic and violent wheelstand, normally in dragstrips or Monster Trucks. This is not a very popular form of motorsport but it has grown in North America.
Beach racing is a motorsport offshoot of enduro and motocross racing. As the name implies, riders on solo motorcycles, quad bikes, or sidecar combinations compete on a course marked out on a beach, often with man made jumps and sand dunes being constructed to make the course tougher.
So what is supermoto? Supermoto bikes are essentially dirtbikes with slick tyres and upgraded suspension and brakes. Tracks are usually 75% asphalt (usually kart tracks) and with a 25% off road dirt section with jumps and berms. A lot of people skip the dirt and just ride on asphalt, so then its just like road racing.
Snowmobile racing is a sport in which athletes use snowmobiles to compete on purpose-built courses or on natural snow-covered terrains. The origin of competitive snowmobile racing is rather recent and has come about with the increasing popularity of snowmobiles.