Typically, rally racing involves teamwork, timing, and a certain amount of driving skill. A driver depends on his team mate to keep track of time and log in at each stop along the course. There are lots of details that must be thought of when driving in races, particularly rally style racing, because of the many stops or check points along the way. The team must keep track of gas, road conditions ahead (gravel road, dirt, curves, etc.) and even tire condition which can determine if the race course can be completed or not. Try rally driving for high speed thrills and excitement First heard about back in 1911 at a Monte Carlo Rally, the sport has grown over the years until it is world wide and highly popular with drivers as well as observers. Rally style racing actually started back in 1894 at the Horseless Carriage races in Paris. Back then a jury made the decision as to who won according to what observer reports told them. The rally sport competitions soon spread from one city to another across France and moved on to other European countries. Originally they did not compete directly with each other but were given their own start times which they competed against. An observer or passenger rides along and is given the task of keeping track of mileage, fuel, time, and also helps the driver avoid traffic hazards along the course. Even today they must be wary of such dangers as farm animals, pedestrians, and other automobiles as they race along their route. Being consistence helps rally drivers compete and win Rally style racing is all about maintaining consistency, making good times between control points, and keeping in control of each second and each mile of the course. Speed is most definitely an important ingredient to win the race and get from point A to point B, and consistency must be maintained as well. Other factors to be considered include knowing what lies ahead. Considerations like road type, road conditions, and weather should be observed. Some drivers are capable of maintaining better control of their car on gravel roads than others and this is a matter of practice and experience. Drive fast successfully means keeping your cool under pressure Driving competitively in any race style, whether it be rally style racing, drag racing, NASCAR type racing, Grand Prix style racing, sprint car racing, dirt track (oval track racing) or even soap box derby racing is a form of competition for both driver and vehicle, whether drivers actually compete head to head or individually as in rally racing. Rally drivers may have an advantage with an experienced observer or partner who keeps track of their progress over the course. Today’s modern cars are far safer than previously models and drivers who take courses in safe driving, learn, and observe the rules will be far more likely to complete the race. Rally driving is a sport rich in tradition, high in popularity, and safe for all involved so let’s keep it that way!
Red Bull Racing keeps on popping champagne bottles in Asia: two Sundays ago with the celebration of the World Drivers’s Championship clinched by the German, and this past weekend after the World Driver’s Championship was won. Far from relaxing after clinching his the World Drivers’ Championship at Japan on October 9, and becoming the youngest driver in Formula 1 history to win two titles in a row, Sebastian Vettel demonstrated at the Korean Grand Prix held last Sunday in South Korea that his thirst for glory wasn’t quenched yet. The 24-year-old German driver, who qualified in second place, wanted to win his tenth race of the season there, and since lap 1 he snatched No. 1 from McLaren’s British driver Lewis Hamilton, position that he defended until the end without setbacks. With this victory Vettel reached 349 points that combined with his teammate Mark Webber’s 209 pts, who finished in third place at Korea, secured Red Bull Racing’s second World Constructor’s title in a row, which confirms their hegemony in the F1. For the 35-year-old Australian driver this title is “a massive thing,” but he didn’t hide his disappointment for not finishing in second place. While for the German it was “good to see that the whole team keeps on pushing.” Vettel is only three victories away from tying Michael Shumacher’s record for most wins in a season with 13, set in 2004 after 18 races. And only two pole positions are keeping him from matching the all time record signed by Nigel Mansell in 1992 with 14 poles in 16 races.
Therefore don’t expect the German to slow down his pace during the last three events of the years, because despite having won all the titles in dispute with Red Bull, he still has an ego to feed. A good example of his ambition was seen during the last lap at Yeongam on Sunday, when he pushed his car to the limit in order to sign his second fastest lap of the season after the one achieved at the European Grand Prix on June. Risking at the end of a race that he had controlled was “really stupid,” like Vettel himself admitted, but he then explained that it had to do “with the ego because there are no more points.” Therefore don’t expect any less that his best effort in India, Abu Dhabi and Brazil. Getting ready for India The Indian Gran Prix will be held on October 30 at the Buddh International Circuit, and will become the first F1 event to take place on the Indian Subcontinent. There the battle for No. 2 will live another epic chapter, since only 26 points separate those competing for that position: British Jenson Button from McLaren has 222 points, followed by Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with 212 pts, Webber with 209 pts and Hamilton with 196 pts. Like Vettel these four drivers are also fueled by their egos, which guarantees a good show for the inaugural event at Buddh International Circuit that already “has full support from the government and the sports ministry,” according to the organizers: Jaypee Sports International.
One does not simply stand up and go running a marathon whether it is a full or half marathon devoid of any adequate preparation even for a small period of time. An individual should train in running ahead of start such job so as to prevent any injury. Running marathon is quite challenging. Typically a runner has to possess a technique in running particularly if he or she is out to win the competition. There are a few numbers of techniques in correct running.
A few runners assume the running techniques thinking that this is not vital. In fact whether one is a beginner or a seasoned runner in marathon he or she has to know and employ the right running techniques in sequence to build one full potential. Employing the correct and appropriate running techniques can aid a runner avoid injuries. It can as well assist builds the pace of the runner, his or her strength and staying power with the least quantity of effort exerted. The most vital techniques of a good running form are the following: good stance, relaxation, competent pace length, excellent body technicalities, right knee lift and good arm movement.
The top seasoned runners handled to run devoid of appearing to be applying too much effort. They are similar to running in the air. This is because their stances are balance and identify where the center of their seriousness is. To be able to execute this beginner runner should attempt to seem for his or her center of seriousness and practice building an ideal stance balance. This should be at ease, normal stance and it is stress-free with a small forward tilt. The shoulders should be pulled back, hips pushed forward to prevent the feet from directing the body and the chest out while maintaining the upper body balance in relative to the hips.
A few runners use the pose running method which is about building a forward movement while not applying too much power and effort but becoming efficient and competent. Ahead of, during and after a competition, a runner should rest his or her muscles to boost pace and prevent any possibility of injuring oneself. A runner should have an exact and competent pace in sequence to land his or her foot straightly under the center of seriousness of his or her body.
The body of a runner should be directed forward and must reduce or nice yet remove any interlacing, twisting or any needless motions since these add pressure to the joints, employs power reserves and may loss one time. The knees should never be raised up so elevated unless we are close to the finish line or we are a runner. A half marathon runner must understand how to glide with pace and competence. The arms should be kept seal on the sides and calm. Running whether for half marathon or not would assist an individual have a physically powerful body, fine conditioning, an excellent stance, and confidence.
Steve Ventre is a motor sport enthusiast and loves thrill and excitement in life. He has participated in Indy car racing, NASCAR racing and off road racing as well. He believes that a person who wants to become a successful racer should be physically, mentally and emotionally fit so that he can successfully overcome the tough aspects of the sport. He also says that a focused presence of mind helps racers while driving on the race course. Practice, determination will power, focus and confidence are some of the factors responsible for his success in racing circles. Steve Ventre is passionate about car racing and is not afraid of taking risk in life. All through the years, he has won praise and respect from his friends and peers.
Steve Ventre is also a golf player and often finds time from his busy schedule for playing golf with friends and colleagues. He shares some useful tips which help players in improving their performance in a game. A balanced diet along with regular exercise is highly beneficial for golfers. Steve Ventre suggests that golf players should avoid eating food in large quantities at one time. His personal experience has helped him understand the effect of a balanced and nutritious diet on one’s performance. Drinking lots of water also helps in providing energy during long hours of the play. Another important aspect which requires due consideration by the golf players is the choice of quality equipment for playing golf. Quality equipment does not mean that golfers need to spend heavily on expensive clubs but one should choose equipment that one feels most comfortable with.
Steve Ventre has studied business at USMC National University and was decorated with high honors and discharged honorably from the university. Apart from playing golf and racing, he regularly donates to several charities and non-profit organizations working for the welfare of women and children.
The World Rally Championship has taken a beating in recent years, not least with the formation of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, or IRC, taking away a lot of teams and host countries. In such a scenario, it is in the best interests of the FIA to look at bringing the World Rally Championship, or WRC as it’s known, to India.
Here’s why it would work:
Firstly, India has a rich rallying heritage. Lets never forget the Great Desert Himalayan, a stellar event through the 1980s which attracted top talents from across the globe, for its combination of unpredictable conditions, varying topography and of course the lure of the mystique of India, which saw many teams staying on after the event to savour the sights and sounds of all India has to offer. The Raid de Himalaya and Desert Storm do continue the tradition somewhat, but a raid is a little bit different from the WRC format.
In the WRC, the distances are limited, with the special stages accounting for a competitive distance of about 300 kilometres. Also, a super special stage, usually run in a controlled environment like a stadium with high spectator attendance is part of the event.
Call it personal preference if you will, but watching a rally car in full flight is one of the most thrilling sights in motorsport. That the cars externally resemble road cars is an added advantage to the manufacturers actually, since the layman can make an immediate visual connect to the cars he sees on the road.
With India’s burgeoning car market, notably the B-segment, and some big ticket sponsors like telecoms and petroleum companies, the WRC would do well in India. Skoda already has a rally version of the Fabia, VW are working on a Golf / Polo WRC, Hyundai has rally experience with the Accent, and could prepare an i20 WRC, Ford already has the new Fiesta WRC ready to go, Suzuki has rallied the SX4 previously.
Yes, international rallying has been tried before, with the APRC, and yes, it didn’t go off particularly well, but the lessons have been learned. It is up to organizers to ensure the event is conducted to the best international standards.
In this decade, the time is ripe for World Rallying in India. And with promising young Indians already making waves on the world stage, it would be tragic if the opportunity were lost.
Formula 1 is the most thrilling motor racing sport the world has witnessed till now. In Formula 1 the drivers steer their cars at a speed ranging from 250 to 350 Kmph. However, to attain that much of a speed, the driver must be experienced enough to balance the car. Though, everything comes only and only through practice, still for aspiring Formula 1 drivers, it is always better to try their hands at Go Karting first.
In fact, Go Karting is considered as the first and foremost step towards a career in racing, as the format of this sport is almost the same that is used in Formula 1. It was in the year 1956, when the first ever Kart was built by the Kurtis Kraft in Southern California. Since then, it has come a long way, and people belonging to all age group be it a 14 year old kid or a 60 year old man, loves to explore the zigzag racing tracks. Moreover, it is also one of the most economical motor racing sports, and anyone can experience the fun it brings into their lives.
In Go Karting, the aspiring racers will learn how to control the car, when it is in great speed, how to overtake other racers, types of flags and what they stand for, basic rules and regulations, which are to be followed in any racing sport. And, to promote Go Karting in the Los Angeles and Ventura County, MB2 Raceway has built two of the most fascinating indoor Go Kart racing tracks based in Sylmar and Thousand Oaks respectively. Here, people can go in small and large groups, or even an individual can go and begin his/her race straightaway.
The Karting Tracks
MB2 Raceways tracks in both Sylmar and Thousand Oaks locations have been built according to the international norms. When it comes to the number of turns in the tracks, the Sylmar track possess 12 turns, while the Thousand Oaks has got 11 turns, which eventually help the drivers to attain expertise in turning the karts at high speed. Moreover, the both tracks are ?? miles long and their surface area is made up of Etched concrete, which has also got the drifting capabilities.
The Electric Go Karts provided by MB2 Raceway deliver high performance, as they all are made in Europe, and manages to attain the high speed of up to 45 mph (maximum). Additionally, for kids kart racing, it provides junior karts, whereas for the adults the karts are different, but still both types of karts are capable of giving an enthralling experience to the race drivers.