Sprint car racing is a racing sport that involves direct racing of high-powered small cars. The sport is popular in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa, and is extremely popular in the United States, where several drivers use the sport as a stepping stone for entry into NASCAR and IndyCar racing.
All races are conducted on mostly oval tracks that are shorter in length, with a paved or dirt surface. The cars raced use engines that have a capacity of up to 1100 hp and can reach speeds of 160mph.
There are two different types on sprint cars used for racing; Winged and Non-Winged, based on whether the cars used are mounted with wings. The winged types of cars are more popular with several times more racing leagues. There is another class of much small sprint cars, called Micro sprint, that are also used for racing.
There are several racing series for both winged and non-winged cars organized by various sanctioning bodies. AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Championship is the oldest running non-winged sprint racing series. World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is the most popular winged car racing series with races in different cities in the United States and Canada.
- Autospeedway — a motorsport similar to motorcycle speedway, but with cars.
- Drifting — car drivers take corners at speed and the back wheels slide out, and are judged according to the speed, angle, showmanship and line taken through a corner.
- Banger Racing — racing event which is done on a dirt track using scrap cars.
- Autograss — a type of Auto Racing on natural surfaces such as grass or mud, usually held on quarter-mile oval tracks.
- Mud Bogging — an off-road motorsport that involves driving a vehicle through a muddy course.
- Sports Car Racing — a type of auto racing, in which sports cars are used
- Stock Car Racing — a car racing sport in which production-based cars, called stock cars, are used for racing.
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