Midget Car Racing

Midget Car Racing

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Midget cars, also Speedcars in Australia, are very small race cars with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four-cylinder engines. Typically, these cars have 300 to 400 horsepower and weigh 1,000 pounds (450 kg). The high power and small size of the cars combine to make midget racing quite dangerous; for this reason, modern midget cars are fully equipped with roll cages and other safety features. They are intended to be driven for races of relatively short distances, usually 2.5 to 25 miles (4 to 40 km). Some events are staged inside arenas, most notably the Chili Bowl held in early January at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Midget car racing was officially born on August 10, 1933 at the Loyola High School Stadium in Los Angeles as a regular weekly program under the control of the first official governing body, the Midget Auto Racing Association (MARA). After spreading right across the country, the sport traveled around the world; first to Australia in 1934, and to New Zealand in 1937.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134936340
  • 9786134936347