Drag racing is an extreme form of motor sport where motorcycles or cars race against one another, typically at high speeds, to achieve a set goal or finish line. The term was originally used by the German automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts in the 1920s. The term “drag racing” can also be used as an alternative spelling of “derby racing.”
A drag race is very much like a track car race except that it is conducted on public streets with spectators, rather than behind the wheel. While the cars are driven at high speeds, the cars' tires can be made lighter to increase acceleration, and the tracks are designed to simulate mountainous terrain. If you were to take a track trip to an amusement park, the tracks in the park are set up much more like a dirt track than a racing track.
Most drag racers get their start as street racers. Although they may initially choose to enter into a drag race with the idea of racing it for fun, most of them eventually enter it for profit. When entering a race, the driver must make a decision whether or not to continue to compete after he or she crosses the finish line, and how long he or she will take to complete the task. Drag racers who make decisions early to quit when they reach the finish line can save time and money.
When a drag racer decides to quit the race, he or she must leave his or her car at the starting line and do something else such as going out to dinner or watch a movie before they can start racing again. If a driver does not have a choice, then he or she must accept the decision made by the sponsor or other driver in the race and proceed to the finish line and complete the task at hand.
Once a drag racer has completed the task, the sponsor must tell him or her if he or she has won the race. Some races only allow the winner to keep the prize. Most of the races allow the winner to take home any prize money that was won, plus all the entry fees to the next race. race that is scheduled in that series. The only event where the driver gets nothing if he or she does not win is a drag race that is run without any sponsors.
Drag races can be very exciting to watch because the cars drive so quickly. At times it seems that the cars are outclassing one another and racing head on into the finish line, so to speak.
Drag racers are paid a certain amount of money every time that they win. Some races require that a driver participate for a specified number of races, and then the winning driver receives a check for the entire amount of those races. However, most events have a certain amount of money available for each driver to spend and receive as prize money.
Most drag racers have been involved in professional racing, although many of them have started out by racing at local clubs. One of the oldest clubs that have been in existence since 1920 is known as the American Drag Racing Association, or ADRA.
Drag racing is an excellent way to get in shape and get a great workout, but it is also a great way to make some extra money at the same time. It is not easy to become a successful drag racer, but it does have rewards for those who can work at it.
There are also several tournaments held throughout the country every year that pit the best drag racers from various cities against one another in an event known as the National Championship Drag Racing Tournament. The winners receive cash prizes and trophies. It's the largest gathering of drag racers anywhere in the world.
The National Drag Racing Association is a member of the International Drag Racing Association. They are the official governing body of competitive drag racing. In addition, the Drag Racing League has been a national organization since 1930.