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Pro-Racing Events

There are many different fans of pro-racing, because of the adrenaline-fueled and fast-paced nature of the sport. The world of stock car and professional racing has been a popular one ever since the emergence of race cars in the early 20th century. So it is no surprise that there are many professional racing organizations that have popped up over the years. And because there are so many different racing organizations, it can be hard to follow them all. So if you would like to read all about what is going on in the worlds of SCCA, IndyCar racing, NASCAR, and many others, this is the website where you can get all of that news and more.

NASCAR and even SCCA Pro Racing Circuit will be on this website. So whatever kind of professional racing fan you are, you will be able to find relevant news on this website. There are various other racing organizations included as well. So for any kind of fan, of professional racing, this will be the website for you. You will finally be able to catch up on all of your favorite race car news on one website. All of the biggest and major racing events will be on the news of this website. So you will never miss anything again when it comes to news that is related to professional race car driving.

The National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) is arguably one of the biggest professional racing organizations around the world. And it is certainly the biggest one in North America. It features professional stock car racers from all around the country, and even around the world as well. And all of these professional race car drivers are all competing to be the top NASCAR Champ. And there is a load of different professional racing tourneys that NASCAR holds as well. There are the Daytona 500 and the famous Indianapolis 500 as well.

NASCAR was officially founded in December 1947, when various professionals in the race car industry wanted to standardize the rules for race car driving. Since that time, the racing organization has grown to be one of the most watched ones in the world. The NASCAR races, such as the Indianapolis 500, boasts having the biggest turn-outs of fans for any race car competition. And since NASCAR is so big, there is a lot of news to cover. And we will deliver all of the NASCAR news that you could ever want on this website.

The SCCA Pro Racing association is part of the Sports Car Club. And it is the division of the sports car club that deals exclusively professional racing. So it has its own races and competitions that make it distinct from any other race car organization. There are a lot of racing competitions that the SCCA holds. And these are the Pirelli World Challenge, United States Formula 4 Championship, and the Trans-Am series of races. So that single racing organization alone could have hundreds of news articles that you will have to read. Not to worry, though, you can get all of that news about those races, through this website.

And if you like to read news about drag racing, then we cover races that are held the NHRA as well. This website literally will cover any sort of professional race car news. As long as the race was held by a North American racing organization, we have got your back covered on any news that you may miss out on.

This website also covers other news about the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the IndyCar Racing association, and even the American Speed Association (ASA) as well. So whatever kind of flavor of professional racing that you are into, you can get news on it. If you like to read more about traditional stock car racing, then that is no problem, we have got news about that as well. Or if you prefer news about drag racing, then you can check out our articles on the NHRA.

You will be hard pressed to find another website which serves the same amount of race car content as this one does. So if you are ever in need of news about the latest developments in professional racing, you know which website to turn to. This is the premier website for any source of news about professional racing in North American. This website will cover it all, in regards to many of the popular and large racing organizations around the country.

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NASCAR Inspired BBQ Ideas

The 2017 NASCAR circuit is in full swing! Jimmy Johnson is doing better than ever, with Dale Jr. right on his toes. I’ll admit, it’s not the same without Jeff Gordon anymore, but NASCAR is awesome to watch!

When you’re watching NASCAR you need to have great food! The simple burgers and hotdogs aren’t going to cut it. You need to step up your NASCAR BBQ game with these 4 ideas:

  • Brisket

Smoking a brisket has never been easier thanks to modern smokers! Hell – you don’t even need to have a modern smoker to make a great brisket. All you need to do is wrap the delicious piece of meat inside of a few layers of tinfoil, start up your grill to a low 350, and let it sit on their for 10+ hours. Anyone can do it – it’s that simple.

However, the hard part is finding the correct dry rub to put on there. You could do a wet rub, but that’s not the way that brisket is meant to be eaten. You want a good Texas dry rub. After all, NASCAR is HUGE in Texas!

  • Ribs

Ribs are the easiest thing in the world to make thanks to the advent of processed foods. Most grocery stores have packaged pre-cooked BBQ ribs. Sweet Baby Rays makes some of the best pre-packaged / cooked ribs that you’re going to be able to find.

They’re very simple to cook. Heat your oven up to 400 degrees, put the ribs in, wait 4 hours, and boom – you have some of the most delicious ribs that you’re ever going to eat. All you need to do is convince everyone that you cooked these by yourself. There isn’t a better way to watch a race than with some good ole BBQ ribs.

  • BBQ Chicken Breasts

BBQ chicken is delicious and can easily be cooked in a variety of ways. The most common is to smother the chicken in BBQ sauce and throw it on the grill.

However, that’s not what we’re talking about here. We want you to cook your BBQ chicken sous vide. When you cook sous vide, you’re essentially doing a set-and-forget cooking style thanks to submerging the vacuum sealed BBQ chicken breasts inside of a water oven that’s heated by a new Anova or Sansaire sous vide machine. This is one of the most modern means of cooking that’s taking the world by storm.

You’ll be able to make the perfect meal each and every time. You can go ahead and tell your NASCAR racing friends that you cooked it on the grill (you’ll have to sear and torch it when you’re done cooking). But those Budweiser drinking, crash-loving NASCAR friends will never know the difference.

  • Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is INCREDIBLY easy to make if you know what you’re doing. The easiest, and best, way that I have found is to cook the pork inside of a crock pot for 10+ hours on a low setting. This allows the pork to cook evenly, and slowly. By the time it’s done, you’ll simply be able to pull the pork apart using two forks.

It’s going to come out absolutely perfectly so you’ll be able to eat it as is or put it on a roll. Either way it’s going to be absolutely delicious. If you don’t have a crock pot and want to combine a few of these items, you can cook the pulled pork inside of a sous vide machine. You’ll have to use a 2-3 hour setting at around 140 degrees. Once it’s done, though, it’s going to be some of the best meat that you’ll ever taste. Your NASCAR buddies will love it!

Quarter Midget Racing

Enormous amounts of fun can come in small packages like the cars used in Quarter Midget racing. Engines get revved and ready with racers from as many as 13 divisions behind every wheel at most races. The North Georgia Quarter Midget Association is part of the national organization that offers young people from ages 5-17 an opportunity to be involved in a competition sport that challenges the mind and spirit. Quarter Midget racing is fun for the whole family, and Quarter Midget racing can often lead to a giant sized career in motor sports and motor sports management. What looks like tiny cars zooming around and passing each other on the track is actually a detailed strategy for winning in quarter midget racing. It’s a race that includes specific rules for how and when to pass the competition at average speeds of 32 mph. “This is more than just racing because we really have to think about what we are doing. The hardest thing is making that mental decision to pass someone. There are a few rules that have to be followed and thought out in just a few seconds and it is scary that first time,” said Nikki Burger who placed 5th in the Heavy Honda division in Georgia that had a total of 16 racers. “As a female racer, it’s also hard to get respect from the boys,” added Burger who clearly enjoys the challenge.

Quarter Midget racing is a family affair that often includes Dad as Crew Chief and mechanic while Moms can be spotted in the tower scoring the races and making sure laps are accurately counted. Transponder devices are attached to the racecars, counting and recording each lap, but accuracy is double checked to ensure the transponders did their job. Driver skill and ability play a big part in the races and practicing is the best way to get comfortable with the sport. “Members of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Association are provided with a key to the 1/20 mile oval shaped track where they can practice as much as they want,” explained Nikki’s Dad, Crew Chief and mechanic, Tom Burger. The sport can get cost plenty by the time a trailer and tools are purchased for car maintenance, but it’s a safe and fun hobby that can often segue into a variety of careers in the motor sports field. Tom Burger not only manages his daughter Nikki’s racing hobby, but also will soon see his older daughter graduate from Belmont Abbey College holding a business degree with an emphasis on Motor Sports Management. She will work with NASCAR Race Teams grossing $75 thousand annually by her third year. “Who would have thought a weekend hobby would turn out to be a career for a young lady who will spend her life doing something she loves involving motor sports,” said Burger, a proud father and husband whose wife, Cindy works in the tower. The couple seems to have just as much fun as their daughters with the kind of laid back competitive spirit that truly exemplifies the real meaning of family sports activities. The racecars are safe and include features like full roll cages, five point seat harnesses and full-face helmets. Safety features to the smallest details are constantly evaluated by Quarter Midgets of America. Spring devices were recently placed behind pedals to cushion the heel in quick stop situations. Quarter Midget racing is one of the few sports where a trophy is earned for accidentally flipping your car. “It’s really not scary at all. The first time I flipped, I wanted to do it over again,” joked Nikki Burger.

 

Getting involved in Quarter midget racing is easy because there are so many parents in the club and directors are always willing to help new families get started. Parents and kids start with novice training before they have to buy a car and equipment. Starting this way gives families a chance to see how they are going to enjoy the sport before they have to spend any money. For details in the state of Georgia, visit the

North Georgia Quarter Midget Association on 120 Castleberry Road in Cumming

Summit Point Motorsports Park: A Race Fan’s Guide

Summit Point Motorsports Park offers many great locations to watch motorcycle and automobile racing along its 10-turn, 2.0-mile layout. You’ll be able to stand at the end of the 2,900-foot-long main straightaway where drivers test their nerves while they wait for the latest possible instant to outbreak each other. Or you can watch the masters of car control as they four-wheel-drift through the tricky infield section. There’s something for everyone at Summit Point. Grab a Summit Point Motorsports Park track map and check out where to watch the action and fine out what you’ll see:

Start/finish straight

Grab a lawn chair and sit on top of the hill overlooking the start/finish line at Summit Point and you’ll see nearly four-corners of action while racers try speed down the track’s longest straight and attempt to outbreak each other entering turn No. 1. Then they grab as must speed was possible while jockeying for position in corners two and three. Too much throttle and they spin out. Too little and they get left behind.

Turn No. 1

Stand along the mound at the end of the front straight at Summit Point and you can see racers rocket down the track and hear tires chirp while they break on the limit of lockup. Or go along the guardrail and hear the motorcycle racers knee pucks scrape against the asphalt.

Corner No. 5 bleachers

The corner No. 5 spectator position at Summit Point is on a set of bleachers on a mound that’s about 10 feet higher than the track. You’re on top of the action at this location, looking down at the riders and drivers as they race downhill and try to grab as much brake as possible to set up for the track’s infield section. Turn five is the slowest corner on the track and drivers tend to chose from one of multiple racing lines through the corner as they set up for the rest of the five-corner infield section.

Infield section

If you watch anywhere automobile or motorcycle racing in the infield portion of Summit Point raceway, you’ll see about half a lap (30 seconds or so) of racing action. It all begins as drivers race down from the mountain through turn No. 4, brake hard for corner No. 5. From then on they balance speed, control and smoothness as they gain speed through corners 6-9. Anywhere in this section, you’ll be able to see all of the action. A favorite of mine is high on top the bleachers outside of corner No. 8 because the elevation allows you to see so much more action. Corner No. 9 is tricking because it’s an uphill, right-hand corner where the fastest driers slide through the corner. They use the incline on exit to catch them from going off track.

Turn No. 10

Some fans, especially the car racing enthusiasts, prefer sitting on top of the bleachers at the corner because they get to see all of the action in the pits at Summit Point. Or they can watch cars speed all the way down the front straight. Turn No. 10 is important because it leads on to the main straight. A few feet gained at the exit of turn 10 turns into a car length or more by the time you reach the end of the straightaway.

For auto racing schedules go to Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Club. For motorcycle racing schedules, go to WERA racing or CCS racing.

Implications of Sport Psychology for Aerobatic Accident Prevention

For approximately nine years I experimented with the application of sport psychology principles to the teaching of primary flight students. I reasoned that the motor skills needed to fly an airplane were no different from those needed to learn a sport activity. While every sport’s activity has specific per­formance requirements, all sports demand various degrees of hand, eye, and foot coordination, and most importantly, all require mental control.

Since there was nothing published on applying sport psychology princi­ples to flying, my efforts consisted of trial-and-error methods extrapolated from sport psychology research data gathered for other sports. After three years of experimentation, I was astounded at the excellent results obtained using sport psychology principles in teaching primary flight students.

 

At this point I realized the implications of sport psychology for aerobat­ics, be it competition or fun flying. Again, I started trial-and-error research. Fortunately, most of my students at that time were enrolled in a university aviation program and had logged 100 to 200 hours of flight time but had no previous aerobatic experience. Therefore, it was possible to evaluate the results based on various teaching techniques utilizing subjects who had comparable flight experience, yet without the influence of previous aero­batic training. With data from teaching these students, I began work on sport psychology for teaching aerobatics and for application to the compe­tition aerobatic environment.

 

While the element of physical danger is minimal in some sports, others have a significant risk of physical injury; the nature of the sport determines the type and severity of the injuries. Like any motor sport, aerobatics has the risk of accidents, and these accidents can easily result in death. Just as in other motor sports, there is always the risk of mechanical failure, but aer­obatic accident statistics consistently show this to be a low occurrence. This speaks well for the design, construction, and maintenance of the airplanes designed and built for aerobatics. However, the pilot is the most common causal factor in accidents. In fact, 85 to 95 percent of all aerobatic accidents have, as at least one common causal factor, the human element.

 

During the years that I explored the application of sport psychology to aerobatics, I studied, on a regular basis, aerobatic accident data from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations. I came to the realization that sport psychology has implications for aerobatic accident prevention, something not associated with the traditional use of sport psy­chology.

NASCAR–The People’s Sport

It’s the stuff of which legends are born and movies are made. A local boy outruns and out-maneuvers the Feds running moonshine out of the North Carolina mountains. This feat not only requires iron-wrapped nerves, super driving skills, but also cunning ideas on ways to soup up a car. After a time, when a guy is tired of fighting the law, he can take these talents and drive on a track. He can race other drivers, rather than the ‘revenuers. At least that’s what Junior Johnson did.

That’s one of the big draws about NASCAR–just everyday, down-home boys that make good. They wear overalls and baseball caps, talk with a drawl and will never win a speech contest. If they look like they just came off the farm or out of the garage, they may have. None of this matters, though, when they crawl in behind the wheel. They can drive. Lordy, they can drive. And we “drive” with them. We imagine that is us strapped in and flying around that track. The roar of the engines and the smell of oil is as familiar to us as our own driveways.

 

NASCAR has always been a sport for the regular guy. Starting at small, dusty tracks in cars built in the local garage and tested on back roads, NASCAR is the people’s sport. And it’s the people who support it. Older fans cheered Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Sr., to name a few. The younger generation follows their sons and grandsons. It’s a generational, family thing. Even the losers have the charisma of movie stars.

 

Then there is the specter of the wreck. What is it about human nature that enjoys watching a wreck? Unexplainable, but there. NASCAR meets that quirk in us. Fortunately, with the safety equipment in place, most of the spectacular, horrifying wrecks can still end up with the driver walking away with minor injuries. There are those other times, though, that are still talked about around the bar-b-cue pit–the war wounds of NASCAR that took Dale Earnhardt, Sr and young Petty. Unforgettable events, unequaled in other sports.

 

We don’t just adore the drivers alone, however. The cars are also our idols. We see them in the dealer lots as well as on the track. The muscle cars in makes and names we are know and can afford. We can buy them and fix them and test them in our own neighborhood with our family, friends and neighbors cheering us on. We reap the benefits of innovative modifications by seasoned crews and automotive suppliers. Our faithful support of NASCAR gives back to us in the new car models and accessories.

 

No one would disagree that NASCAR is a man’s, macho sport, but it draws the women, too. They like the thrills of the race and some dream of breaking the predominate male world behind their own wheel. Yep, NASCAR belongs to the people. I may not be able to bat .300, sink a long ball shot, or catch a pass for a touchdown, but by gosh I can drive. And while I’m behind the wheel, I can dream……