Extreme Motorsport http://extreme-motorsport.net Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:36:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Travel to Watch Motor Sports http://extreme-motorsport.net/travel-to-watch-motor-sports/ Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:36:53 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=58 Motorsports are loved by millions. In motorsports, you can come across different drivers and their determination to win. Furthermore, there are lots of other sports you can opt to enjoy or watch. Nowadays, motorsports have both internal combustion engines and electric vehicles.

Why watch motor sports

Driver accessibility is one reason why you should consider watching motorsports. Some drivers in sports like F1 take part in esports, thus enabling fans to know their human side. In return, you can enjoy unique racing content on and off the track. Furthermore, most motorsports have impressive social media engagement.

Most teams have social media pages where they show off their strategies and cars. Besides, these teams help their drivers with their audience outreach, thus increasing fans engagement. These teams are responsive to their fans on social media as well as fun inter-team engagement.

Travelling to Watch Motor Sports

Travelling to watch motorsports can be a fun experience. However, you need to look for the ideal destination and different packages of motor sport. This enables you to pick a race that you would love to watch. Nonetheless, selecting different packages of motor sport ensures that you get to cater to all your needs.

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How to maximise your sports betting profits, tips and tricks http://extreme-motorsport.net/how-to-maximise-your-sports-betting-profits-tips-and-tricks/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:18:34 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=52 Sports betting, when it’s done right, would make lots of profit. Most people invest a lot of money in sports betting with the aim of reaping high profits from it. Since it is a risky venture, it is advisable to put in place guiding strategies that try as much as possible to eliminate room for loss while maximising profits. This makes sports betting a worthwhile investment as the money you spend returns exponentially.

Learn from the best

In the world of sports betting, there are those who have gained lots of experience over their years in betting. With their help, you could learn to analyse what’s at stake, what’s to gain as well as all the possibilities associated with the odds you bet on. Such expert guidance on how to enhance your skills and increase profits is not only available from peers, but also online. For instance, on I Love Betting lies your opportunity to learn the “Kelly Criterion” strategy and maximise sports betting profits and other tricks and tips.

Know your sports.

Before you decide to start placing bets on a certain sport, its best to first get to know the basics. Sports betting is not just a game of chance; there is need for analysis prior to placing a bet. Without knowledge on factors such as “form” and how to interpret factors such as “fitness” and performance trends as well as history, you may place the wrong bet and losses out of this lack of knowledge are a jeopardy for sports betting profits.

Start slow

Too much ambition may not work in your favour. To minimise loses, first taste the waters by going for fewer selections at first with some little money on the line. Moreover, when you start to win, avoid placing all your eggs in one basket. Putting all your money on the line is overboard ambition that could go well and bag for you large profits or go foul and you lose everything. Strategize from the beginning and slow starts are easier to manage if you want to avoid big losses and stay afloat long enough to make big profits.

Be diverse

If you want to make more profit then you will need to make more effort. Try to diversify and go for other matches and teams within your area of interest. In a sports betting environment, you may place multiple bets at one particular time and wait for their result collectively. If all goes well, you may win a good number or even all the bets at once. This translate to more profits per unit time as compared to placing one bet at a time. Moreover, if you’re cautious about how you place your bets, I don’t see how you wouldn’t win most of them.

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Race Car Drivers with a Passion for Poker http://extreme-motorsport.net/race-car-drivers-with-a-passion-for-poker/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:08:38 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=41 Racing is fast paced with exciting action at each turn, which is why it is so similar to gambling. In both activities, participants have a lot riding on the outcome and, therefore, implement their best strategies to win. The adrenaline rush as a racecar driver anticipates the next move is just like what happens when playing poker.

It is easy to see why poker has quickly turned into a favourite pastime for racecar drivers. Some of the biggest racers are avid poker players, and many have honed their skills online. Several casinos have gone as far as to sponsor drivers in tournaments. Here are examples of racecar drivers who double as poker players.

Michael Schumacher

Arguably one of the best in Formula 1’s history and a 7-time world champion, Schumacher is an excellent poker player. Most of his playing has been for charity, and over the years, he has become one of the leading poker pros in the racing world. He started playing poker in his free time when he wasn’t busy preparing for racing events.

Jamie Alguersuari

He is one of the beneficiaries of PartyPoker’s sponsorship. When Alguersuari debuted at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009 for Toro Rosso, he held the record of the youngest Formula One driver at 19 years and 125 days. He plays poker competitively and for charity.

Giancarlo Fisichella

Another racing legend who loves poker is the Italian Fisichella who has driven for Renault, Minardi, Benetton, Force India, Jordan, Sauber and Ferrari. Fisichella was always a great poker player, which is how he got the attention of Party poker, becoming the first Formula One driver to sign with a poker team. As the brand ambassador, he promoted the game and is among the players who have made it a favourite in the racing circles.

A few other racecar drivers are known for their love of poker, including Nico Rosberg, Gorge Limon and Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier. With the high-octane action of both activities, it is easy to see the appeal.

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Ways to Buy That Sports Car of Your Dreams http://extreme-motorsport.net/ways-to-buy-that-sports-car-of-your-dreams/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:25:09 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=45 For many individuals, owning a sports car will remain nothing more than a dream. This does not necessarily signify that such a vehicle is not out of the question if you discover a handful of innovative ways to earn money. What are some suggestions to keep in mind and how can they help to increase the size of your current bank account?

Online Trading

Online investing is a great way to earn additional capital. Thanks to the presence of intuitive platforms, you do not have to be an expert to enter into this exciting world. There are a wide variety of assets to choose from, so flexibility is another key benefit (1). However, never forget that a certain level of risk is always involved!

Poker and Similar Card Games

Assuming that you enjoy playing poker, why not try your “hand” by entering into high-stakes online competitions. Those who win it big can literally walk away with millions of pounds. Even if you do not ascend to the top tier, even low-level jackpots can be worth a significant amount of money. Be sure to take a look at minimum entry limits and above all, be certain that you have put in the appropriate amount of practice.

Virtual Surveys

To be clear, you will never become a millionaire completing online surveys. These projects can still provide you with an extra 20 or 30 pounds each week. Even small amounts will add up over time. The majority of these surveys will take between five and ten minutes to complete, so they can be taken during your spare time. The funds are able to be claimed once they add up to a specific level in your account.

Always remember that a luxury car is well within your reach if you adopt the correct money-making approaches. With time and patience, owning such a vehicle could eventually become a reality.

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Bonneville salt flats speed week http://extreme-motorsport.net/bonneville-salt-flats-speed-week/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 06:08:48 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=14 The Bonneville Salt Flats speed week is an annual event that brings together the fastest of fast machines. Ever since the salt flats in Utah were first used in 1912 for racing, Bonneville has been synonymous with speed.

History

If you’ve ever seen the salt flats, you’ll be forgiven for wondering why anyone ever had the idea of driving a car across them but that’s exactly what a man by the name of Bill Rishel did in 1907. Soon after that word spread that the salt could be used for cars but it wasn’t until 1914 that American racing driver Teddy Tetzlaff swapped his IndyCar for a custom-made 200hp car known as the Blitzen-Benz. His record speed of 141.73 mph set the bench mark but it was nothing compared with the land speed records that were to come.

Land Speed Records

Sir Malcolm Campbell was the first to set a World Land Speed Record at Bonneville. His 300 mph run in September 1935 was the first recorded speed of greater than 300 mph anywhere. He’d already been Knighted for topping 250 mph at Verneuk Pan, South Africa but this run of 301.337 mph was the fastest he ever made. Two years later another British driver, George Eyston, took to the salt. His speed was 10 mph fastest than Campbell’s. A year later he came back with a 345.49 mph top speed. In September 1938 he and John Cobb traded top speeds on the salt with Eyston coming out on top with a 357.50 mph run. Of course all these high speeds were trumped when jet propulsion came to the salt. Unfortunately by the time Andy Green and Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier in October 1997 with a 763 mph run, Bonneville was no longer the place to go for those seeking the land speed record, so Black Rock Desert served as the venue for Green’s record setting run.

Speed Week

Each year Bonneville Salt Flats host Speed Week during the second week of the month. Tech inspection is always two days before the action which last the full seven days. The event consists of both short and long timed runs across the course that are made by cars from all eras, so fans witness everything from 1950s Studebaker coupe hot-rod that’s capable of a 200 mph plus top speed to a 1960s Saab 96 road car that the owner tells the world is the fastest two-stroke Saab in the world. A GMC front wheel drive motorhome is also regularly seen making its way up to 140 mph on the salt, and a 1970s Ford Ranchero with a Nissan engine is another oddity that often does a few runs during the event.

Future of Speed Weeks

The 2014 edition of Speed Weeks was cancelled as the entire course was inundated with over two feet of water. The same happened a year later when changeable conditions forced the organiser’s hand. These two cancellations could summon the end of Speed Weeks and possibly signal the end of the Salt Flats at Bonneville as a venue for any form of motor sport.

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The world’s fastest road legal cars http://extreme-motorsport.net/the-worlds-fastest-road-legal-cars/ Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:07:00 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=12 According to recent reports, the worlds fastest speeding ticket was taken at 242 mph in a 75 mph zone. So which car delivered this top speed?

The top ten fastest road legal cars according to Autoexpress

In 2014 www.autoexpress.co.uk listed the world’s fastest road legal cars. The run down of these cars were:

  1. Koenigsegg Agera R
  2. Hennessy Venom GT
  3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  4. RUF CTR3
  5. Pagani Huayra
  6. Noble M600
  7. Ferrari LaFerrari
  8. McLaren P1
  9. Lamborghini Aventador
  10. Porsche 918 Spyder

Let us take a look at the top three fastest road legal cars.

Koenigsegg Agera R

This stunning car is not a well known name, but with its sleek, sophisticated lines and top speeds of 273 mph this car is soon to become a well known name. Costing a cool £1.1 million, the Swedish manufactured car has topped the list as the fastest road legal car.

Hennessy Venom GT

The Hennessy Venom GT is based on the Lotus Exige. The Venom has a top speed of 270 mph, just 3 mph below that of the Agera, however is priced at a more affordable (to a rich man) £750,000.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

This is the most expensive of our top three cars, priced £2 million the Bugatti Super Sport is a household name. The Super Sport has a top speed of 268 mph. What packs a punch on the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the luxury cabin, along with its effortless speeds.

So do we know which car was being driven when that speeding ticket was issued? Unfortunately not, but we can hazard a guess as to which one it could have been.

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Working on and Building Record-Breaking Cars http://extreme-motorsport.net/working-on-and-building-record-breaking-cars/ Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:01:21 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=8 Building a record-breaking car from the ground up can be a great deal of fun. However, let us never forget that the process itself is time consuming and there are many skill sets required. For those who hope to engage in such a hobby, it is a good idea to have a look at a handful of the most basic items which will make even the most challenging of tasks easy and safe. What are some of the tools and accessories necessary within any serious garage?

Getting Around the Vehicle

It can be very frustrating to be unable to access certain parts of a car within a cramped environment. Such instances can be dealt with by purchasing the vehicle movers. These devices enable a mechanic to move a vehicle around the garage without the need to physically start the engine. In turn, they are an excellent investment.

Mechanical Needs

Anyone who wishes to service a vehicle that is intended to break records should appreciate the fact that it is what lies underneath the bonnet that makes all of the difference in the world. So, working on an engine is obviously a top priority. Quality tools are a very real concern and second-best devices simply will not do. This is particularly the case when it comes to ratchet sets, as these will be used quite frequently. Low-quality items can not only break, but they may even cause bodily injury. So, always make sure to visit online review portals to appreciate which brands supply the most trusted ratchets. Safety is always a top priority.

Impact Wrenches

The whirring sound of an impact wrench can often be heard within the professional garage. These devices will dramatically reduce service times while also ensuring that any nuts and bolts are extremely tight. Of course, a source of air and power are both necessary. This is generally in the form of a compressor. These wrenches are also very user-friendly items; rarely requiring much previous experience. If you are just entering into this exciting field, impact wrenches should be a serious consideration. The best can be relatively expensive, so it is a good idea to set aside extra funds when possible.

Protecting the Vehicle

A record-breaking car can quickly turn into a pile of rust if it is not cared for properly. This is especially the case during the colder and wetter times of the year. For medium-term storage, raise the vehicle off of the ground. This will help to avoid tyre rot. Protect the chassis with a waterproof cover. Dirt, dust, grime and water droplets will be much less of a concern. Regularly check for oil leaks by placing a sheet of newspaper underneath the engine. Any spots could indicate a problem. Finally, make sure that the garage is locked securely to avoid any prying eyes and to lower the chances of theft.

Building and servicing a record-breaking car is a challenge worth taking on. Following these few steps will enable you to start off in the right direction and enjoy a rewarding hobby.

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Extreme Motorsport Competitions http://extreme-motorsport.net/extreme-motorsport-competitions/ Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:02:53 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?p=10 I guess any sport which involves an engine and speed, could be called an extreme sport. With that in mind, here are a few which may well rank as a bit more extreme than others.

Land Speed Record:

Do you fancy flashing through a measured mile at over 700 mph? 763.035 mph to be exact, is the current land speed record, and has been since 1997. If you fancy the ultimate adrenalin rush, have a spare rocket engine lying about, and a few million pound to invest, what better way?

Drag racing:

Still talking big engines of all types, a chassis, a seat, and little else, drag racing competitions are usually run over a measured quarter-mile. Two vehicles at a time, either motorcycles or cars, are raced down the track to see who crosses the line first. The speeds reached in such a short distance are quite phenomenal.

With a large variety of different categories of vehicle and engine types and sizes, and a worldwide following, drag racing is well established as one of the favourites of extreme motor sport.

Off-road Rallying:

The Dakar Rally is probably the most famous of the off-road rallies. A rally open to motorcycles, cars, lorries, and heavy goods tractor units, it originally began in 1978 from Paris, as the Paris-Dakar rally. Since 2009 it has been run in South America, and the name changed to the Dakar Rally.

Another desert rally, the Bajo 1000 may be better known in the US.

NASCAR racing:

This wholly American phenomenon, involves driving high powered saloon stock cars, around an oval track at speeds of 200+ mph. A definite spectator sport the crashes are many, and often include burning high octane fuel spewing across the track from ruptured fuel tanks.

The Isle of Man TT:

Extreme motor sport for the two wheeled enthusiast, the Isle of Man TT is run over the last week in May for practise, and the first week in June for racing. Started back in 1911, it has gone through various formats over the years but has always included racing on public roads.

Considered by many riders to be the most dangerous road race in the world, it is more a time trial than full race. Each rider starts alone, and is timed over the 37.73 mile course. The meet ends on the second Friday, with the prestigious Senior TT race.

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Car land speed records http://extreme-motorsport.net/car-land-speed-records/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:59:00 +0000 http://extreme-motorsport.net/?page_id=6 Since man began to walk on his back legs (and probably before), he has pushed to be the fastest there is. Then, in the 1800’s came the first internal combustion engines for cars.

The Early days:

In 1898/99 two electric powered cars fought it out to become the fastest car in the world. In April 1899 the record sat at 65.79 mph, although that was broken by a steam powered car in 1902, when the record reached 75.06 mph.

It wasn’t until 1902 when any real regulations were laid down governing the requirements needed to claim the speed record, and by then attempts to break the land speed record for cars were occurring on an almost weekly basis.

In 1905 Arthur MacDonald took the record to 104.65 mph driving a Napier on Daytona Beach. The women weren’t to be outdone either, and in 1906 Dorothy Levitt broke the women’s record on Blackpool sands in the UK at 91 mph. This though, was over the measured kilometre, rather than the longer mile.

The Roaring Twenties – and Thirties:

Big name race drivers like Malcolm Campbell, Henry Segrave, Kaye Don, and Parry Thomas flew the British flag, while Frank Lockhart and Ray Keech kept the American flag flying. By March 1929 the record was held by Britain’s Henry Segrave at 231.44 mph, driving his Golden Arrow.

By the 1930’s the increasing speeds were taking their toll. Thomas died on Pendine Sands in Wales in late 1927, and Segrave was killed on Lake Windermere in June 1930. Campbell was coming to the fore with his Blue Bird, and in September 1935 he upped the record to 301.129 mph.

Greater speeds were becoming difficult to achieve but John Cobb and George Eyston, both race drivers, continued to take records until in 1947 Cobb produced an average 394.20 mph, although on one leg was recorded as having reached over 400 mph, the first car to have done so.

The 1960’s and Bonneville Salt Flats:

The early 1960’s on Bonneville Salt Flats are remembered more for disasters and failures than successes. American driver Athol Graham was killed, Donald Campbell, son of Malcolm, crashed at over 300 mph, and other drivers suffered mechanical failures.

Campbell returned in a turbine-engined Blue Bird in 1964 to up the record to 403.1 mph, but it was to be short lived. The age of the turbojet was arriving. Craig Breedlove and Arfons, two American drivers, fought it out in jet engine cars until Breedlove hit 600.601 mph in November 1965. Both drivers were lucky to survive major crashes which wrote their cars off during record breaking attempts.

Then – the Rocket Cars:

In the 1970’s rocket power was the name of the game. October of that year saw Gary Gabelich’s rocket machine hit 622.407 mph.

In 1983 the UK’s Richard Noble in Thrust2 regained the record for Britain at 633.468 mph, and held it until, using Noble’s new ThrustSSC, his driver, Andy Green reached714.144 mph in September 1997. Just one month later he became the only man to break the sound barrier at zero feet, and piloted ThrustSCC to 763.035 mph. A car land speed record which to date, remains unbroken.

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