motorsports

An engine-revving exploration of motorsports, including motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATV and more.

  • Auto Motivation
    Published 3 years ago
    Ethanol Blends in Racing and High-Performance Engines Make More Power

    Ethanol Blends in Racing and High-Performance Engines Make More Power

    There are some very good reasons why ethanol blends are the answer to your performance prayers. Let’s take a look:
  • Cameron Shirey
    Published 3 years ago
    NASCAR's "Win and You're In" Playoff System Needs to Change

    NASCAR's "Win and You're In" Playoff System Needs to Change

    For those who do not follow NASCAR, there has been a "playoffs" system in place since 2004. Since its debut in the 2004 season, it has gone through various different versions. The current iteration, that was put into place for the 2014 season (with a tweak for the 2017 season), mimics a championship system seen in football. Sixteen drivers make the NASCAR playoffs, with a win being an instant pass in. Should sixteen drivers not win a race, then the rest are in on points alone. Once sixteen drivers are in the Playoffs, there is a series of three "rounds" with four races each, with four drivers being knocked out of the Playoffs after each round. The same rules apply: "win, and you're in." After the third round of four races, four drivers advance to the final race of the season, the Ford 400. Whoever of the final four drivers in the Playoffs finishes the highest wins the championship. For the 2017 season, NASCAR added "stages" to all of the races, with all races having three stages (with the exception being the Coca Cola 600, the longest race of the year). These stages award points to the top ten finishers at the end of the stage, ten for first and one for tenth. The first place finisher also receives a "Playoff point." The winner of the race also receives five of these Playoff points. Because all sixteen Playoff drivers' points are reset at the turn of a round, the Playoff points are added onto that reset number, giving a driver more points to start off with.
  • Tom James
    Published 3 years ago
    What Does the New Engine Formula Mean for Formula 1?

    What Does the New Engine Formula Mean for Formula 1?

    The 2017 season has been a far better one than previous years in terms of exciting racing, with the field becoming closer together in terms of performance. We have certainly seen a decline in the number of races in which Mercedes just drive off in to the distance as we saw so often before.
  • Jacqueline Hanikeh
    Published 3 years ago
    Things to Do When Attending a NASCAR Race

    Things to Do When Attending a NASCAR Race

    Attending any NASCAR race is a really fun experience. Whether you go to races constantly or it's your first time, don't be surprised when you find yourself enjoying every minute of it. Who doesn't love watching cars race? Just the thrill and rush of the cars driving past the crowd on the track at such a fast speed gets nearly anyone's blood going.
  • Jeremy Razo
    Published 3 years ago
    Unforgettable NASCAR Crashes

    Unforgettable NASCAR Crashes

    At almost 70 years since its inception, fans have just as many memories of unforgettable NASCAR crashes as they do of driver’s individual performances and accomplishments. A crash can haunt a driver for the rest of their career, with some crashes even changing the sport for future NASCAR drivers. These are some of the 8 most unforgettable NASCAR crashes that left an unmistakable mark on the sport.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 3 years ago
    Best American Muscle Cars

    Best American Muscle Cars

    If there's anything America has become known for in the car world, it's muscle cars. American car culture has always been obsessed with bringing engine power to new levels and making cars go faster than ever before. It's the roar of the engine, the smooth curves of aerodynamic design, and the amazing thrill of having that car win races that make American muscle cars so popular.
  • Jake Callaghan
    Published 3 years ago
    The Future of Motorsport? It's Not as Clear Cut as That.

    The Future of Motorsport? It's Not as Clear Cut as That.

    It's been quite the fortnight for the world's premier electric racing series.