Most people, well, perhaps mostly males, will have heard about drag racing. And a number of people out there who enjoy motor sports, may have attended a race or two or are maybe frequent race attendees. Anyway, basically, drag racing is a race between two vehicles – usually two vehicles over usually a quarter of a mile straight track and from a standing start. The race is essentially a competition to determine which vehicle has the greater acceleration, and can make it to the marker line ahead of the other vehicle. Maintaining and storing of these beautiful machines is an art in itself.
As can be expected in such a sport, the maintenance, storing and transporting of vehicles involved in drag racing have to be of the specialist type. Towing services with tilt trays have become one of the most popular methods of tow hire these days for drag racing machines.
The Differing Drag Racing Classes
Like all kinds of Motorsports, Drag Racing is split into differing categories to even up performance. Internationally, there are two major groups – the Professional and Sportsman racers. In professional racing two competitors contest for the fastest time over the track reaching breath-taking speeds of up to 300mph in under 4 seconds! In Sportsman racing, a handicap system is used to administer close racing between vehicles in a timed bracket.
Brackets in Australia
In Australia drag racing Series, the brackets consist of a real mixture of terms, such as Top Fuel, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Top Door slammer, Top Alcohol, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Funny Car, Pro Slammer, Pro Alcohol, Top Bike, Pro Stock, Pro Bike, Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Super Compact, Competition Bike, Supercharged Outlaws, Modified, Top Sportsman, Super Sedan, Super Gas, Super Street, Modified Bike and Junior Dragster! (Many of these machines are transported by an affordable towing service.) Now, if you really can’t find something that tickles your fancy amongst all of them, then you would be better off going to look for a game of bridge!
Getting from A to B
Many drag racing vehicles use their own transport to get to each and every race, and also have their very own garage space for their highly prized pieces of racing machinery. If you have a tow truck and the space and the means, then that’s great and there’s nothing to worry about. But there are people who don’t fit into this category, because for example, they may live well out of wherever the race tracks are, have no tow truck and rent professional experts to take care of their vehicle. When it comes to towing, and should you reside in the Perth area of W. Australia, http://www.executivetowingservices.com.au are an experienced, affordable and reliable towing service for drag racers.
To Drag or Not to
Your initial imagery upon first hearing the term ‘drag racing’ may have been of a bizarre duel in which two camp gentlemen in wigs and frocks are racing each other. That ‘men dressing as women’ meaning of the word drag, actually does derive from dragging something along – in that case, female impersonators dragging long dresses across a stage. That’s a very far cry from what ‘drag racing’ is really all about, so go check it out, you won’t regret it!
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