There are many types of motor sports and most of them involve some type of race. Some of the motor sports enjoyed by Americans include auto racing, truck racing, boat racing, motorcycle racing, as well as ATV racing. Some other motor sports include tractor and truck pulling, and while these events don’t necessarily involve a race, some type of competition always exists.
Motor sport fans who just can’t get enough of automobile racing have a diversity of different type of racing to choose from, all of which include different types of cars and different rules and regulations that govern this particular motor sport. Each individual type of automobile racing also has a specific type of track that the race is held one. Some types of automobile racing include NASCAR, drag racing, endurance racing, Formula One, off road, mud racing, midget racing, modified car racing as well as rally races. Fans of this motor sport are excited to see their favorite drivers reach top speeds, have their cars perform well and enter the winners circle at the end of the race.
Motorcycle racing is another motor sport enjoyed by many, and also includes various types of racing. There are races for speed bikes, drag bikes, dirt bikes and mini bikes. Some motorcycles are raced on an oval track, while others are run down a straight and narrow track. Dirt bike racing is often held on a dirt filled track, sometimes inside a large arena, and the grounds the drivers must cover include hills, hair pin turns and steep inclines. All of this makes for quite an exciting spectacle for the motor sport fan.
Boat racing is yet another motor sport enjoyed by fans as well as by those who engage in the fast paced, often dangerous motor sport. For those who enjoy boat racing, hydroplane boats are the watercraft of choice. This type of motor sport can be traced back to the early 1900’s, when powerboats started becoming popular. Today, these particular boats can reach speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, and every day a new driver is trying to beat the odds at breaking one of the water speed records.
Truck racing is also a popular motor sport, and basically has four different categories; the Craftsman Truck Series, monster trucks, mud racing and off-road racing. Truck races can be held on a straight track, on an oval track, across many miles during an off-road race, or in an arena or roped off area that contains mud pits. Truck pulls are very exciting to watch, and is a motor sport with many fans. During a truck pull, two trucks back up against one another and a big, heavy-duty rope is tied between the bumpers. The first truck to pull the other truck over a predetermined line in the center of the pit is the winner.