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STREET RACING

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Street Racing

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Street Racing

Street racing is a type of automotive racing that takes place on public roads . According to Wikipedia (2006 ) the street racers conduct their activities either during normal traffic [banner_entry_middle]

or during empty hours of traffic . This is often happening within the industrial areas of cities This form of racing is illegal such that driving is prohibited by many traffic regulations

The law prohibits these races (McClurgs , 2001 , chase and pursue the violators . But because of the frequency of the illegal street racing most of the time , the racers either are not caught or they get away (Wikipedia , 2006 ‘ Speeds in an illegal street race can reach over 200 miles per hour . Car crashes can and do occur (Lopez , 2001

The most common form of street racing in the US is a drag race of modified stock cars . According to Wikipedia (2006 , this is usually held late at night on straight public roads with very low traffic that are often illegally closed by the race organizers

Wikipedia (2006 ) further explained that professional drag racers who race on sanctioned drag strips often object to the use of the term drag race to describe an event of this type . The motivations behind illegal street races are many ‘ For instance , lack of a nearby drag strip the temptation of illegality street racing which could be interrupted by a police squad any time , or just the similarity to a day to day situations at a traffic light are some of the motivations (McClurgs 2001

Street racing is also a growing business . These street racers are consumers of a billion dollar aftermarket tuning industry . They are also the big market in the automotive industry . Street races can also occur on expressways and highways , like in Japan . The most notorious group to be associated with it was the MidNight Club who gave street racing a worldwide attention with its 198 mph (300 km /h ) antics . The group was known for its high standards and organization . But in 1999 , they were disbanded following a fatal accident involving a competing group of motorcyclists . Presently , with heavier punishments , patrolling police cars and speed cameras , expressway racing in Japan is not as common as it was during the 80 ‘s and 90 ‘s . However , street racing still occurs in Japan on a regular basis (McClurgs , 2001

The blackracers , is a legal street races that occurs in some places This is not the same as road racing . It is strictly an amateur sport with road legal vehicles . Usually the races are done on a closed road and run on time and not against another vehicle (Wikipedia , 2006 . The most famous blackracer is the annual… [banner_entry_footer]

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