Motorcycle Drag Racing: A History – Continuous Progress and Ingenuity


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In this day and time, the drag racing is quite different from the drag racing in the past. Whether on two wheels or four wheels, they still remain several significant differences. It is very difficult to find out the drag strip which is closed by the small local drag strips. This types of the drag racing disappeared for a very long time that no one can know the exact reason for its disappearance. Nowadays, almost all people pay more attention to the two wheel subculture which includes the sport and its fascinating story.

People may find easy to see the street racing around. Some people said that racing appeared when the inventor gave the birth of the second motorized vehicle; however, other people denied this viewpoint. They believed that the first actual drag strip is invented as the leader in the Santa Ana, California which is founded by C.J Pappy Hart. This place is where he paid money for renting the airport runway which was not used every Sunday in the July of 1950. He depended on it to create the new sports activity which is called as the horse racing.

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Today, the racers usually spend a great deal of money on buying the equipment for the preparation process with a huge number of the accessories. These tools are designed with the purpose of protecting the security of the racers as well as enhancing the level of the racers’ performance. This truth is the reverse of the past because, at that time, people never spent too much money on investing the equipment for the process of racing. All that you can see are the accessories which are made by the own racers. According to their opinion, the knowledge can create everything, including the valuable things. They often equipped the accessories for their bike to increase the speed.

During the year of the 1950s, people no longer took the use of the bike to race; all of them took the advantage of the motorcycle. As we knew, the motorcycle is better than the bike in terms of the quality and the speed. If you move by motorcycle, you can save a lot of time and money. Or in other words, the speed of the motorcycle is faster than that of the bike. Generally speaking, racing by the motorcycle is much more interesting than the bike. In this time, the racers usually take the use of the drag motorcycle of the manufacturers in all over the world. The road racing and the flat track has the full equipment to serve the hobby of the racers. The racers can get the high sense of satisfaction easily.

Many people confirmed that racing with the help of the drag motorcycle is very profession, but it is frank to say that the drag motorcycle racing is just amateur. There was a book which presented all necessary things about the drag motorcycle racing. This book consisted of the photos which recorded the wonderful racing of the racers in all ways. The book indicated that racing by the drag motorcycle is not only very happy but also safe. With this means of transportation, people can put an end to the worry about the accidents. In addition, this book showed people the innovations, the slipper clutch, and the warnings.

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After reading this book, many people didn’t want to read it the second time because it remained the injustice things and they didn’t like the way of the stories went on. With the regardless of the untrue things, this book still is the precious thing which kept the history of the drag motorcycle racing. It provided the knowledge about this interesting sports activity which no longer existed in this century.

In the nutshell, with this sharing, we do hope that you can have more knowledge about the drag motorcycle because it disappeared nowadays. And you cannot search the information about it on the internet or read the book. Wish that this information can help you understand more about the wonderful era of racing. Hopefully, after reading this article, you can have a closer look at the drag motorcycle racing as well as be aware of this exciting sport.