Ever since the cars were invented, racing was a part of it. At first, it was simple and then it started becoming more and more intricate. Today, we have a myriad of different motorsports, some of which are more popular than others.
What makes a motorsport likable among motorheads is prestige, danger, cars, and cool drivers. We’ve decided to create a list of the most popular motorsports and the ones that we personally enjoy watching the most.
Check it out below!
Endurance races are possibly the most complicated races in the world. Speed is important and it is important to be the first to cross the finish line. However, the destination is not everything – the journey matters as well since these races last as long as 24h.
Drivers need to ride in the dark, in the rain, and during all sorts of tough times. Possibly the toughest race of all endurance races is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This race is important also because it is the event where the newest technologies are tried out and the efficiency of hybrids is proven.
We mentioned prestige as one of the criteria that we use to measure the popularity of a motorsport. Well, according to many, and we definitely agree, formula one is the most prestigious of them all. Formula One cars are built only with speed in mind and it is not strange for them to reach 200 mph on the track!
The amount of money spent on the organization of a formula one event and on the support of cars and teams is gobsmacking. Moreover, races often take place in the centers of wealth, such as Monaco, Abu Dhabi, Monte Carlo, and so on. There are also some world-famous names associated with Formula One that you have probably heard of, such as Ayrton Senna and Jackie Stewart.
NASCAR has a long and exciting tradition which is just what a motorsport needs in order to gain popularity. It originated during the middle of the 20th century when bootleggers upgraded their sedans in order to escape from the cops. It came a long way since then, so today it is one of the biggest motorsports in the United States.
NASCAR is very loud and not at all subtle, which is why it is considered to be one of the most American sports. The cars use huge and loud V8s which produce in excess of 700 HP. If you want to experience the ultimate motorsport, definitely see a NASCAR race!
The official drag races in the USA are organized by the National Hot Rod Association and they are the place where teams compete in order to create the most powerful monster. The racetrack is only a quarter of a mile long, so racing really does not get much more exciting than that.
The NHRA competition actually has more than 200 classes of both amateur and professional races that you can watch or participate in. The three most popular ones that you should definitely pay attention to are Pro Stock, Top Fuel, and Funny Car. And when we say pay attention, we think really pay close attention – these races are usually over in a matter of seconds!