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Illegal Street Racing

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One of the fastest growing sports in the world is racing. Racing in general can consist of many different types such as: Drag Racing, NASCAR, Indy, Motor Cross, Truck Rally. The topic of racing that I am chose was street racing. Street racing originated from drag racing on the quarter-mile strip. The concept of drag racing is when two racers in different cars would line up at a white line, and in the middle of the two cars would be a light post, called the Christmas tree for its red, yellow and green bulbs. The tree does what a stoplight does, except backwards, it starts from red, then to yellow, then to green. On the quarter-mile strip, when the light hits green, the two racers are supposed to try to go as fast as they can before the end of the quarter-mile, which would then set off a electronic board showing their electronic times (E.T.) and their speeds.
As the sport of street racing began to boom around the early ‘90s, people couldn’t really afford to go to a legal track and race their cars, because of the price that it cost and the rules that they had. So there was a street track that was created on Terminal Island, called the Brotherhood Raceway. The Brotherhood Raceway or Brotherhood for short was basically a quarter-mile drag strip that was put down on a closed off street, where street racers could go and find out their quarter-mile times and speeds for the price of nothing. This was a quarter-mile drag strip to keep racers off of normal streets and highways. Around...


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...ent or city or whoever, should give street racers respect and allow them a place to have fun and do what they do best.





















Works Cited


Atwood, Kathy. “Red Flag For The Racing Crowd.” Hearld Net. 2 January 2002. 13
     April 2002 <http://www.heraldnet.com/Stories/02/1/2/14952666.cfm>.

Brown, John, Adam Jensen, Pat Silla, David Wong. “Streetracing: On The Inside.” 14 April
     2002
     <http://www.lphs.dupage.k12.il.us/stu_proj/advapp1/cars/about_street_racing.htm>.

Fontana, Aaron M. “The Fast and the Furious.” Entertainment Today. 10 April
     2002 <http://www.ent-today.com/6-22/fast-feature.htm>.


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