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    • Dirt track racing

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    • Drifting

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    • Kart racing

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    • Midget car racing

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    • Monster trucks

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    • Open wheel racing

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    • Rally racing

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    • Rally raids

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    • Rallycross

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    • Rallying

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    • Road rallying

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    • Solar car racing

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    • Sports car racing

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    • Sprint car racing

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    • Touring car racing

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    • Tractor pulling

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    • Autograss

    • Autograss racing is the biggest form of amateur motor racing in Britain with more competitors than any other. It takes place at venues throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It has been going in some form or another since the 1960s, Autograss is automobile racing on natural ... Read »


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    • Autosolo

    • AutoSolo in the United Kingdom is a form of Motorsport-based around the principles of autotesting, the main differences being that the tests are run in a forward direction only and are usually slightly faster and more open than traditional Autotests. Courses are usually larger than those for Autotesting, and as the cou ... Read »


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    • Autotesting

    • Autotesting involves a series of tests, generally around traffic cones, to measure precision driving skill. The tests often include stopping with the front and rear wheels straddling a line, and always end stopping in a garage (usually marked out with cones). Sections of each test are usually completed in reverse. Cars ... Read »


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    • Bandolero racing

    • Bandolero car racing is a type of entry-level racing in the United States and Canada. Many bandolero car drivers move into Legends racing. Cars can reach in excess of 50 mph, but do not accelerate very quickly. The cars are built like miniature stock cars, with a tube frame and sheet metal cage. Drivers enter throug ... Read »


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    • Banger racing

    • Banger racing is a tarmac or dirt track racing type of motorsport event popularised in Europe and especially United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands in which drivers of old vehicles race against one another on a race track. The race is won by the first car to the chequered flag after a set number of laps. ... Read »


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    • Bushwacker (dragster)

    • Bushwacker is a pioneering streamliner slingshot dragster. Originally built by Pete Ogden as Goldfinger, the car had a 156 in (4,000 mm) wheelbase with dropped front axle and bicycle wheels, and an aluminum body (hammered by Arnie Roberts) which left the engine exposed but fendered the slicks. The car was acqui ... Read »


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    • Car orienteering

    • Car orienteering (Car-O) is a motor racing sport where a map is used to navigate along unfamiliar roads. The sport is most active in Nordic countries. The sport has evolved from rally into a sport, with stronger focus on navigation. The international league is named North European Zone Auto Navigation (NEZ). ... Read »


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    • Car sprint

    • In Australian motor racing, a sprint is a timed event where the winning car is the vehicle that records the fastest time. Circuit sprints A number of cars travel the circuit at once. Aggressive overtaking is not allowed, in fact many sprint organisers only allow overtaking along the straights Super sprints Similar to ... Read »


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    • CASCAR Super Series

    • The CASCAR Super Series was Canada's premier stock car touring division. It was sanctioned by CASCAR. The series ended after the 2006 season after NASCAR purchased CASCAR. NASCAR used the series as the basis for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. *All events held at Delaware Speedway ... Read »


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    • Classic trials

    • Classic trials are one of the oldest forms of motor sport, dating from the beginning of the 20th century. In those days, the challenge was just to complete a long road journey. The three Motor Cycling Club long distance trials in the UK – the Land's End, the Exeter and the Edinburgh – date from that time. All ... Read »


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    • Crosskart

    • Crosskart is a type of kart racing that takes place on autocross, speedway, dirt, or snow tracks instead of on paved tracks. Competitions take place in classes that are based on cylinder volume (125 cc, 250 cc, or 650 cc). The 125 cc class is a junior class, open to those 12 years of age and older, but one can begin t ... Read »


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    • Demolition derby

    • Demolition derby is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another. The last driver whose vehicle is still operational is awarded the ... Read »


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    • Dirt track racing

    • Dirt track racing is a type of auto racing performed on clay or dirt surfaced oval tracks. It began in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s. Two different types of race cars dominated—open wheel racers in the Northeast and West and in the South. While open wheel ra ... Read »


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    • Drag racing

    • 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. The race follows a short, straight course from a standing start over a measured distance, most commonly ¼ mile (1,320 ft (4 ... Read »


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    • Figure 8 racing

    • Figure 8 racing is a form of banger racing in which automobiles race on a track that purposely intersects itself, increasing the risk of collisions. Figure 8 racing is most common and popular in the United States and Canada. Racing is done on a track shaped like an 8. The cars cross paths at the center of the 8, w ... Read »


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    • Filthy Forty

    • Filthy Forty is a gasser of the 1960s. Filthy Forty is a Chevrolet-powered 1940 Willys entered by the team of Hill & Zartman. It won the NHRA C/G national title at the 1963 NHRA Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park, with a pass of 12.70 seconds at 110.42 mph (177.70 km/h). ... Read »


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    • Folkrace

    • Folk racing or Folkrace is a popular, inexpensive, and entry-level form of Nordic rallycross that originally comes from Finland, where it is called Jokamiesluokka or Jokkis (officially Jokamiehenluokka, Everyman's class), in Swedish "Folkrace". In Norway and Denmark, it is known as Bilcross and Folkeræs, respectivel ... Read »


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    • Freight Train (dragster)

    • Freight Train is a historic slingshot dragster. Designed by Nye Frank, it used twin supercharged engines and had an aluminum body. When owned by John Peters, running in Top Gas (driven by Bob Muravez) at the 1971 Supernationals, it was painted black and powered by a pair of Chrysler hemis. Freight Train's best result ... Read »


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    • Goldfinger (dragster)

    • Goldfinger is a pioneering streamliner dragster. Built by Pete Ogden to promote Tognotti's Speed Shop (Sacramento, California), the car debuted at the NHRA March Meet in 1964. It had a 156 in (4,000 mm) wheelbase, with dropped front axle and bicycle wheels, and a gold-painted aluminum body (hammered by Arnie Rob ... Read »


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    • Grand Prix motor racing

    • Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. It quickly evolved from a simple road race from one town to the next, to endurance tests for car and driver. Innovation and the drive of competition soon saw speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), ... Read »


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    • Gymkhana (motorsport)

    • Gymkhana is a type of motorsport, known as Motorkhana in Australia and New Zealand, and Autotesting in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Similar to , the goal of gymkhana is to achieve the fastest time possible; memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time. The name is loaned from the equestrian d ... Read »


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    • Historic motorsport

    • Historic motorsport is motorsport with vehicles limited to a particular era. Only safety precautions are modernized in these hobbyist races. A historical event can be of various types of motorsport disciplines, from road racing to rallying. Some of the most famous events are the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Good ... Read »


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    • Hot Rods (oval racing)

    • Hot Rods or simply Rods refer to a number of British oval racing formula (not to be confused with hot rods, which are generally road-going modified vintage cars). Hot Rods were introduced at Hednesford Hills Raceway in the early 1960s as a British counterpart to NASCAR-style production car racing. The term was not ado ... Read »


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    • Late model

    • A "late model car" is a car which has been recently designed or manufactured, often the latest model. (An "early model car" or "classic car" is a car old enough to be of historical interest; there is no usual intermediate term.) The term is broadly used in car racing, and often appears in common use, as in: "The office ... Read »


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    • Lawn mower racing

    • Lawnmower racing is a form of motorsport in which competitors race modified lawnmowers, usually of the ride-on or self-propelled variety. The original mower engines are retained, but blades are removed for safety. The sport attracts all ages, and is usually entered into in a spirit of fun rather than extreme competitiv ... Read »


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    • Legends car racing

    • Legends car racing is a style of race car, designed primarily to promote exciting racing and to keep costs down. However, the current costs such as $5000 per engine and $400 for a set of tires (every four weekends) means that the "inexpensive" moniker is somewhat in doubt. The bodyshells are 5/8-scale replicas of Ameri ... Read »


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    • Microd

    • Microd (short for Micro Hot Rod) racing is a form of youth automobile racing unique to Central New York state. Drivers race on a 1/10 mile dirt or paved oval track. Novice drivers typically race at speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h), while older drivers may exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). Traditional wood-frame microds we ... Read »


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    • Motorkhana

    • Motorkhana is a low-cost form of motorsport, unique to Australia and New Zealand but similar to autotesting in the UK and Ireland and somewhat similar to in the US. It involves manoeuvring a car through tight tests as quickly as possible - one car at a time - on either dirt or bitumen surfaces. This usually requires s ... Read »


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    • Night Stalker (funny car)

    • Night Stalker is an unusual funny car. Built by Jack Chrisman in 1971, the Mustang was a "sidewinder"—that is, the engine was mounted transversely in the chassis. Night Stalker was the first funny car John Force ever drove. ... Read »


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    • Oval track racing

    • Oval track racing is a form of closed-circuit automobile racing that is contested on an oval-shaped track. An oval track differs from a road course in that the layout resembles an oval with turns in only one direction, almost universally left (counter-clockwise orientation). Oval tracks are dedicated motorsport circuit ... Read »


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    • Panorama City Special (dragster)

    • The Panorama City Special is a pioneering streamliner dragster. Believed to be the first "slingshot" dragster, the Panorama City Special (designed by hot rodder Mickey Thompson) had a full body, including skirted rear wheels, and a cockpit windshield wrapping around and over the driver. The steel front wheels were cov ... Read »


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    • Petersen and Fritz dragster

    • The Petersen and Fritz dragster, also known as the Can-Am dragster, is a streamliner dragster. Purchased by Herman Petersen in 1974, it was built on a Woody chassis with a blue-anodized aluminum body, which strongly resembled a contemporary Can-Am car. It was powered by a Donovan 392 cu in (6,420 cc) Chrysle ... Read »


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    • Pickup truck racing

    • Pickup Truck Racing

      Pickup Truck Racing is an auto racing series, running in the United Kingdom, including races on both road courses and ovals. It is currently the only racing series that races on the Oval Circuit at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Launched in 1997 by Sonny Howard, the Pickup Truck Racing series, intended to bring the Am ... Read »


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    • Production car racing

    • Production car racing, showroom stock racing, street Stock, pure stock, and U-car racing are all categories of auto racing where unmodified (or very lightly modified) cars race each other, outright and also in classes. Cars usually have a protective roll cage and run race tires (either slicks or radials). Some freedom ... Read »


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    • Rallycross

    • Rallycross is a form of sprint style automobile racing, held on a closed mixed-surface racing circuit, with modified production or specially built road cars, similar to the World Rally Cars, although usually with about 200 bhp (150 kW) stronger engines, due to e.g. their 45 mm turbo restrictor plates. It is ma ... Read »


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    • Rallying

    • Rallying is a form of motorsport that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. It is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), ... Read »


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    • Researcher (dragster)

    • Researcher is a streamliner dragster, sponsored by National Speed Products. Designed by Chuck Tanko in 1971, the car was a fairly conventional rear-engined dragster, except for a winglet (similar to the one Tony Nancy used the same year) between the front wheels. It used a Race Car Specialties chassis with a 254 in ... Read »


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    • Road racing

    • In North America, road racing is motor racing held on a paved closed circuit with both left and right turns. Road racing is therefore distinct from both off-road racing and oval track racing; the latter is common in North America and involves turning in only one direction (usually left, counter-clockwise). Road racing ... Read »


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    • Scrimaliner

    • Scrimaliner is a streamliner slingshot dragster. Designed by Ronnie Scrima, Scrimaliner was built by Scrima and George Bacilek, with the aluminum body hammered by Bob Sorrell, painted metalflake red. There was a small wing between the bicycle wheels, and the cockpit was fully enclosed. The 392 cu in (6,420 cc ... Read »


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    • Scuderia (dragster)

    • Scuderia is a streamliner dragster. In 1963, Jack Williams' Vancouver, British Columbia–based drag racing team (Williams-Devine-McDougall) rebuilt Williams' old slingshot rail with a new aluminum body (painted in blue metalflake), with a very long, pointed nose, faired-in engine, and blue-tinted Lexan canopy over ... Read »


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    • Short course off road racing

    • Short course off road racing is a form of auto racing involving the racing of modified vehicles on a dirt road closed course of a short length (tens of kilometers / miles or less). It is distinct from long course desert racing such as the Baja 1000, which consists of racing at least hundreds of kilometers / miles over ... Read »


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    • Short track motor racing

    • In North American auto racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile (1.6 km) in length. Short track racing, often associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, is where first got off the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fan ... Read »


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    • Shortcar

    • Shortcar is a type of car racing developed in Norway. To keep cost under control, and make the competition depend on the driver’s competence and less on the equipment, the cars are standardised, all built from exactly the same frame, supplied in kit form. The wheels, suspension, steering, fuel tank and brakes are ... Read »


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    • Showboat (dragster)

    • Showboat is a four-engined four-wheel-drive exhibition slingshot dragster, built by "TV Tommy" Ivo in the 1960s. Showboat featured four Buick nailhead V8s, linked together; two drove the rear wheels, two the front. While Ivo never liked the name, Showboat proved one of the most popular models of his cars. Showboat w ... Read »


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    • Sidewinder III

    • Sidewinder III is a streamliner dragster. Built by Kent Fuller in 1969, it used a transversly-mounted supercharged 350 Chevy (hence "sidewinder") in a magnesium-tube chassis with a 123 in (3,100 mm) wheelbase. It was run by the team of Hopkins, Thornhill, and Finicle in BB/GD (B supercharged gas dragster). ... Read »


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    • Sports car racing

    • Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with sports cars that have two seats and enclosed wheels. They may be purpose-built (Prototype) or related to road-going models (Grand Touring). A type of hybrid between the purism of open-wheelers and the familiarity of touring car racing, this style is often associa ... Read »


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    • Supermodified racing

    • Supermodifieds are a class of open wheel race car that compete on paved short tracks throughout the United States of America and Canada. The class was founded in the 1950s and is especially popular in the Western states, the Northeast and Great Lakes regions. Supermodifieds are generally constructed from aircraft- ... Read »


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    • Thompson-Voight dragster

    • The Thompson-Voight dragster is a twin-engined streamliner dragster. Mickey Thompson collaborated with Fritz Voight in building the dragster, which had a fully enclosed body (except the steel front wheels), including a closed canopy. It was powered by a pair of 392 cu in (6,420 cc) Chrysler hemis, one facing ... Read »


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    • Time attack

    • Time attack racing is a type of motorsport where the racers compete for the best lap time. Each vehicle is timed through circuits of the track. The racers make a preliminary circuit, then run the timed laps, and then finish with a cool-down lap. Time attack and time trial events differ by competition format and rules. ... Read »


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    • Tony Nancy Wedge (dragster)

    • The Tony Nancy Wedge was two different streamliner dragsters. Designed by Steve Swaja in 1963, they were built for Tony Nancy, to run in NHRA's AA/Gas (A/Gas supercharged) class. The aluminum body was built by Emil Deidt and Wayne Ewing, on an RCS chassis. It had a straight front axle with bicycle wheels, a pointed-no ... Read »


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    • Touring car racing

    • Touring car racing is an auto racing competition with heavily modified road-going cars. It is popular in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Germany, Sweden and Norway. While not as fast as Formula One, the similarity of the cars both to each other and to fans' own vehicles makes for entertaining, well-supported ra ... Read »


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    • Truck racing

    • Truck racing is a form of motor racing which involves modified versions of heavy tractor units on racing circuits. The sport started in the United States at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 17, 1979 and was the opening scene in the movie Smokey and the Bandit II. As a sanctioned sport it began as ATRA (American Truc ... Read »


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    • Valve cover racing

    • Valve cover racing is a competitive event similar to the Pinewood derby, but vehicles are made from a valve cover from an internal combustion car engine, rather than of wood blocks, . Valve cover racing is most commonly seen at car shows. Rules and regulations will change depending on the venue, but the basics remain ... Read »


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    • Yellow Fang (dragster)

    • Yellow Fang is a streamliner slingshot dragster. Designed by Steve Swaja (with some tweaking by owner George Schreiber and his boss, "Big Daddy" Roth) and built by Jim Davis in 1963, the car had a 153 in (3,900 mm) wheelbase. The aluminum body, hammered by Tom Hanna for US$5000, had a very pointed nose, canopied ... Read »


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