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Encyclopedia > Auto racing
Juuso Pykälistö driving a Peugeot 206 World Rally Car at the 2003 Swedish rally
Juuso Pykälistö driving a Peugeot 206 World Rally Car at the 2003 Swedish rally

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or car racing) is a motorsport involving racing cars. Auto racing is now one of the world's most popular sports.[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 411 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rallying World Rally Championship Swedish... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 411 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rallying World Rally Championship Swedish... Juuso Pykälistö (born May 21, 1975 in Padasjoki) is a Finnish rally driver. ... The Peugeot 206 is a supermini manufactured by the French automaker Peugeot since 1998. ... Subaru Impreza WRC Toyota Corolla WRC Škoda Fabia WRC World Rally Car is a term used to describe the racing automobiles built to the specification set by the FIA and used to compete in the outright class of the World Rally Championship (WRC). ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... This article is about the speed competition. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ...

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History

The beginning of racing

Racing began soon after the construction of the first successful petrol-fueled autos. Before that time people raced in other "vehicles" such as, horse pulled buggys. In 1894, the first contest was organized by Paris magazine Le Perit Journal, a reliability test to determine best performance. But the race was changed to Paris to Rouen 1894. Competitors included factory vehicles from Karl Benz's Benz & Cie. and Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach's DMG. Petrol redirects here. ... Auto means: self in compound words such as autodidact (self taught) automobile (self moving) An auto rickshaw Short for automatic A device that automatically does something programmed into it. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... , Rouen (pronounced in French) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) région. ... Karl Benz Karl Friedrich Benz, for whom an alternate French spelling of Carl is used ocassionaly, (November 25, 1844, Karlsruhe, Germany – April 4, 1929, Ladenburg, Germany) was a German engine designer and automobile engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile. ... Gottlieb Daimler Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (March 17, 1834 - March 6, 1900) was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist, born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg), in what is now Germany. ... Wilhelm Maybach Wilhelm Maybach (February 9, 1846 – December 29, 1929), was an early German engine designer and industrialist. ...


In 1895, one year later, the first real race was staged in France, from Paris to Bordeaux. First over the line was Émile Levassor but he was disqualified because his car was not a required four-seater. This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Bordeaux (disambiguation). ...


An international competition began with the Gordon Bennett Cup in auto racing. One of three Gordon Bennett Cups, established by James Gordon Bennett, Jr. ...


The first auto race in the United States took place in Evanston, Illinois on November 28, 1895 over an 87.48-km (54.36 mile) course, with Frank Duryea winning in 10 hours and 23 minutes, beating three petrol-fueled and two electric cars.[1] The first trophy awarded was the Vanderbilt Cup. Incorporated City in 1872. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... The Dureya brothers, Charles (1861- 1938) and Frank Duryea (1869-1967), were the first to build an automobile in the U.S. After Charles saw a gasoline engine at the 1886 Ohio State Fair, the brothers began designing and building a car. ... Vanderbilt Cup race start, 1910 The Vanderbilt Cup was the first major trophy in American auto racing. ...


City to city racing

Fernand Gabriel driving a Mors in Paris-Madrid 1903

With auto construction and racing dominated by France, the French automobile club ACF staged a number of major international races, usually from or to Paris, connecting with another major city in Europe or France. Fernand Gabriel driving a Mors in Paris-Madrid 1903 Scanned from Auto Passion that published the picture without any credits. ... Fernand Gabriel driving a Mors in Paris-Madrid 1903 Scanned from Auto Passion that published the picture without any credits. ...


These very successful races ended in 1903 when Marcel Renault was involved in a fatal accident near Angouleme in the Paris-Madrid race. Nine fatalities caused the French government to stop the race in Bordeaux and ban open-road racing.[citation needed] Marcel Renault in 1902 Marcel Renault was a French car racing driver and industrialist, co-founder of the car maker Renault, and the brother of Louis and Fernand Renault. ... Angoulême is a town in southwestern France, préfecture ( capital city) of the Charente département. ... For other uses, see Bordeaux (disambiguation). ...


1910-1950

The 1930s saw the transformation from high-priced road cars into pure racers, with Delage, Auto Union, Mercedes-Benz, Delahaye, and Bugatti constructing streamlined vehicles with engines producing up to 450 kW (612 hp), aided by multiple-stage supercharging. From 1928-1930 and again in 1934-1936, the maximum weight permitted was 750 kg, a rule diametrically opposed to current racing regulations. Extensive use of aluminium alloys was required to achieve light weight, and in the case of the Mercedes, the paint was removed to satisfy the weight limitation, producing the famous Silver Arrows. The Delage emblem The Delage Automobile company was established in 1905 in Levallois, a northwesterly suburb of Paris, France. ... Auto Union Logo 1936 Auto Union Wanderer Auto Union was a joint venture of four German automobile manufacturers, established in 1932 in Zwickau, Saxony, during the Great Depression. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Delahaye Type 32 1909 Delahaye Type 32 2-Seater 1910 Delahaye Tourer 1925 Delahaye 135 M Coupé 1939 A 1939 Delahaye roadster at the Scarsdale Concours. ... , This article is about the original Bugatti car company, founded in 1909. ... A supercharger (also known as a blower) is an air compressor used to force more air (and hence more oxygen) into the combustion chamber(s) of an internal combustion engine than can be achieved at ambient atmospheric pressure (natural aspiration). ... For other uses, see Weight (disambiguation). ... Silver Arrow – 1939 Grossglockner hillclimb Silver Arrows was the name given by the press to Germanys dominant Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union Grand Prix motor racing cars between 1934 and 1939, and also later applied to the Mercedes-Benz Formula One and sports cars in 1954/55. ...

See: Grand Prix motor racing

Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. ...

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Single-seater racing

Main article: Open wheel car

Single-seater (open-wheel) racing is one of the most popular forms of motorsport, with cars designed specifically for high-speed racing. The wheels are not covered, and the cars often have aerofoil wings front and rear to produce downforce and enhance adhesion to the track. In Europe and Asia, open wheeled racing is commonly referred to as "Formula", with appropriate hierarchical suffixes. In North America, the "Formula" terminology is not followed (with the exception of F1). The sport is usually arranged to follow an "international" format (such as F1), a "regional" format (such as the Formula 3 Euro Series), or a "domestic", or county-specific format (such as the German Formula 3 championship, or the British Formula Ford). Modern Formula One Renault 1993 Indy Car Open wheel car is a term for cars, usually purpose built racecars, with the wheels located outside the cars main body, as distinct from cars which have their wheels below the body or fenders, in the manner of most street cars, stock... Download high resolution version (1798x700, 1022 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1798x700, 1022 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... F1 redirects here. ... Michael Schumacher (pronounced , born January 3, 1969, in Hürth Hermülheim, Germany)[1] is a former Formula One driver, and seven-time world champion. ... Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. ... The 2005 United States Grand Prix, was a Formula One motor race held on June 19, 2005 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ... Open-wheel racing refers to a type of motor racing in which the wheels of the cars are not housed inside fenders, as in stock car or touring car racing, but rather out in the open at the end of readily-visible axles and suspension systems. ...


The best-known variety of single-seater racing, Formula One, involves an annual World Championship for drivers and constructors of around 18 races a year featuring major international car and engine manufacturers, and independent constructors, such as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz (McLaren), Williams, BMW (Sauber), Toyota, Honda, Renault, Red Bull Racing - in an ongoing battle of technology and driver skill and talent. The sport is one of the top five watched sporting events in the world, alongside the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl and the UEFA European Football Championship. Formula One is, by any measure, the most expensive sport in the world, with some teams spending in excess of $400 million per year. Formula One is widely considered to be the pinnacle of motorsports, with the F1 Drivers' Championship being one of, and the oldest among, only three World Championships awarded each year by the FIA (the others being the World Touring Car Championship and the World Rally Championship). What separates Formula 1 from all other forms of open wheel racing, is the basic premise of F1 revolves around the very important issue that each team is a "constructor". That is, the chassis of the car must be designed and manufactured in-house, and chassis can not be supplied to competitors on a "customer" basis. Engines are usually funded and/or developed by established major motor manufacturers, and can be supplied exclusively to just one team, or may be offered as "customer" engines, often to the smaller, lower-ranked teams. F1 redirects here. ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... This article is about the automaker. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... For the author, see Mary Renault. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football (soccer) competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football... USD redirects here. ... The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established in 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is an international Touring Car championship organized by the FIA. The first WTCC, which was open to Group A Touring Cars, was held in 1987 concurrent to the long-running European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ...


In North America, the cars used in the National Championship (currently Champ Car (formerly CART, or Championship Auto Racing Teams) and the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series) have traditionally been similar though to a lower level of sophistication as F1 cars with more restrictions on technology aimed at helping to control costs. North American redirects here. ... 1994 Indianapolis 500, a National Championship race Since 1916 there has been a United States national automobile racing championship for drivers of single seater (commonly referred to as open wheel) cars. ... “CART” redirects here. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... The IndyCar Series is the premier series of the Indy Racing League. ... Modern Formula One cars are single-seat, open cockpit, open wheel race cars that have substantial wings at front and rear, and position the engine behind the driver. ...


Other international single-seater racing series are the A1 Grand Prix (unofficially often referred to as the "world cup of motorsport"), and the GP2 (formerly known as Formula 3000 and Formula Two). Regional series include Formula Nippon (specifically in Asia), Formula Renault 3.5 (also known as the World Series by Renault, succession series of World Series by Nissan), Formula Three, Formula Palmer Audi and Formula Atlantic. Domestic, or country-specific series include Formula Three, Formula Renault, Formula Ford with the leading introductory series being Formula BMW. A1GP (formerly A1 Grand Prix) is an open-wheel auto racing series. ... For the article about the Asian version of the GP2 series, see GP2 Asia Series The GP2 Series, GP2 for short, is a form of motor racing introduced in 2005 following the discontinuation of the long-term Formula One feeder sport, Formula 3000. ... Formula 3000 is a type of formula racing. ... Marc Surers 1979 Championship winning car Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of formula racing. ... Formula Nippon is a type of formula racing and the top level of open-wheeled racing in Japan. ... The World Series by Renault, formerly the World Series by Nissan and Eurocup Formula Renault V6 is a motorsport single-seater series. ... World Series by Nissan is a racing series founded as Open Fortuna by Nissan in 1998 in Spain. ... Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or, in abbreviated form, F3, is a type of formula racing and a class of open-wheeler motor racing. ... A Formula Palmer Audi car. ... The Toyota Atlantic Championship is an auto racing series with races throughout North America. ... Formula Ford is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport which exists in some form in many countries around the world. ... Race calendar and winners Championship standings (after 9 of 30 rounds) Categories: | | | ...


There are other categories of single-seater racing, including kart racing, which employs a small, low-cost machine on small tracks. Many of the current top drivers began their careers in karts. Formula Ford once represented a popular first open-wheel category for up-and-coming drivers stepping up from karts and now the Formula BMW series is the preferred option as it has introduced an areo package and slicks, allowing the junior drivers to gain experience in a race car with dynamics closer F1. Karting, go-kart, go carting and similar terms redirect here. ... Formula Ford is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport which exists in some form in many countries around the world. ... Race calendar and winners Championship standings (after 9 of 30 rounds) Categories: | | | ...


Students at colleges and universities can also take part in single seater racing through the SAE Formula Student competition, which involves designing and building a single seater car in a multidisciplinary team, and racing it at the competition. This also develops other soft skills such as teamwork whilst promoting motorsport and engineering. UH Racings car in the class 1-200 event FSUK 2006 Formula Student is a student engineering competition held annually in the UK. Student teams from around the world design, build, test, and race a small-scale formula style racing car. ...


In 2006, producer Todd Baker was responsible for creating the world's first all-female Formula racing team. The group was an assemblage of drivers from different racing disciplines, and formed for an MTV reality pilot which was shot at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Todd Baker is an American film and television producer. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This articles section called Formula One does not cite its references or sources. ...


In December, 2005 the FIA gave approval to Superleague Formula racing, set to debut in 2008. This will be open-wheel, single-seat stock car racing around Grand Prix racetracks. The teams will be owned and run by prominent sports clubs such as AC Milan and FC Porto. The race weekend will follow the GP2 format of Saturday qualifying and two Sunday races, one featuring a reverse grid. The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established in 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... Superleague Formula racing was announced in 2005, receiving the full approval of the FIA in December of 2005. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... FC Porto emblem (Larger version) Futebol Clube do Porto (short: FC Porto, FCP) is a Portuguese sports club, best known for its football section. ...


Touring car racing

Main article: Touring car racing

Touring car racing is a style of road racing that is run with production derived race cars. It often features exciting, full-contact racing due to the small speed differentials and large grids. Touring car racing is a general term for a number of distinct auto racing competitions in heavily-modified street cars. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1613, 367 KB) Information File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Auto racing World Touring Car Championship ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1613, 367 KB) Information File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Auto racing World Touring Car Championship ... Andrew Priaulx (born Guernsey, 8 August 1976) is a racing driver. ... The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is an international Touring Car championship organized by the FIA. The first WTCC, which was open to Group A Touring Cars, was held in 1987 concurrent to the long-running European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). ... Nickname: Motto: A cidade sorriso (The smiling city) Location of Curitiba Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ...


The V8 Supercars originally from Australia, British Touring Car Championship, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters originally from Germany, and the World Touring Car Championship held with 2 non-European races (previously the European Touring Car Championship) are the major touring car championships conducted worldwide, along with a European Touring Cup, a one day event open to Super 2000 specification touring cars from Europe's many national championships. V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category. ... The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM, German Touring Car Masters) is a touring car racing series based in Germany, but also with rounds elsewhere in Europe. ... The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is an international Touring Car championship organized by the FIA. The first WTCC, which was open to Group A Touring Cars, was held in 1987 concurrent to the long-running European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). ... The European Touring Car Championship was an international touring car racing series organized by the FIA. It had two incarnations, the first one between 1963 and 1988, and the second between 2000 and 2004. ... Super 2000, also known as S2000, is an FIA specification and classification for production based race cars. ...


The Sports Car Club of America's SPEED World Challenge Touring Car and GT championships are dominant in North America while the venerable British Touring Car Championship continues in the United Kingdom. America's historic Trans-Am Series is undergoing a period of transition, but is still the longest-running road racing series in the U.S. The National Auto Sport Association also provides a venue for amateurs to compete in home-built factory derived vehicles on various local circuits. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is a club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rally, and autocross in the United States and was formed in 1944. ... The SPEED World Challenge is an American auto racing series that is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America. ... The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... The Trans-Am series was created in 1966 by the SCCA as the Trans-American Sedan Championship. ... The National Auto Sport Association logo. ...


Production car racing

Production car racing or known in the US as showroom stock, is an economical and rules restricted version of touring car racing, mainly to restrict costs.


Many series follow the Group N regulation with a few exceptions. There are several different series that are run all over the world, most notably, Japan's Super Taikyu and IMSA's Firehawk Series which ran between the 1980s to 1990s all over the United States. In relation to motorsport governed by the FIA, Group N referred to a set of regulations providing a set of rules for standard production vehicles for competition, often referred to as the Showroom Class. This contrasts with the Group A all-out competition production-derived vehicles. ... IMSA logo The International Motor Sports Association (generally referred to as IMSA) is an American auto racing sanctioning body based in Braselton, Georgia. ...


One-make racing

See also: One-Design

One-make, or single marque, championships often employ production-based cars from a single manufacturer or even a single model from a manufacturer's range. There are numerous notable one-make formulae from various countries and regions, some of which – such as the Porsche Supercup and, previously, IROC – have fostered many distinct national championships. Single marque series are often found at club level, to which the production-based cars, limited modifications, and close parity in performance are very well suited. There are also single-chassis single seater formulae, such as Formula Ford, Formula Saab, Formula BMW, and defunct Formula Vee, usually as "feeder" series for "senior" race formula (in the fashion of farm teams). One-Design is a racing method where all vehicles or boats have identical or very similar designs or models. ... The Porsche Michelin Supercup is the motor racing series supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship organized by Porsche AG. In Porsche Michelin Supercup, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) compete on asphalt track. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Modern Formula One Renault 1993 Indy Car Open wheel car is a term for cars, usually purpose built racecars, with the wheels located outside the cars main body, as distinct from cars which have their wheels below the body or fenders, in the manner of most street cars, stock... Formula Ford is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport which exists in some form in many countries around the world. ... Race calendar and winners Championship standings (after 9 of 30 rounds) Categories: | | | ... Formula Vee is a popular single-seater junior motor racing formula, with relatively low-costs in comparison to Formula Ford or Formula BMW. It is based on a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. ... A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are...


Stock car racing

One of the most famous tracks was the old Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California.
Main article: Stock car racing

Stock car racing, the North American equivalent to touring car racing, is that continents most-popular form of auto racing in terms of viewership[citation needed]. Usually conducted on ovals, the cars may slightly resemble production cars but are in fact purpose-built racing machines which are built to tight specifications. Early stock cars were actual production vehicles; the car to be raced was often driven from track to track. The modern car however is far removed from the production model which it represents, making the term "stock car" somewhat incorrect. Riverside Raceway (1969 to 1989 verson) under a rough skech through MS paint. ... Riverside Raceway (1969 to 1989 verson) under a rough skech through MS paint. ... Riverside International Raceway (Sometimes known as RIR or Riverside Raceway) was a race track or road course in Riverside, California. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The largest stock car racing governing body is NASCAR. NASCAR's premier series is the Sprint Cup Series, its most famous races being the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. NASCAR also runs several feeder series. The Nationwide Series, and Craftsman Truck Series (a pickup truck racing series) conduct races across the entire continental United States. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series conducts races across Canada and the NASCAR Corona Series conducts races across Mexico. NASCAR also governs several smaller regional series. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ... The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ... The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is a NASCAR series in Canada. ... The NASCAR Corona Series (formerly NASCAR Mexico Corona Series) is a NASCAR series in Mexico. ...


NASCAR also governs the Whelen Modified Tour. Modified cars are best described as hybrids of stock cars and open-wheel cars. They are heavily altered from stock, with powerful engines, large tires, tubular chassis and light bodies. The Whelen Modified tour is NASCAR's oldest series. (The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was previously named NASCAR Winston Modified Tour and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series) The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR in the Modified division. ...


There are also other stock car governing bodies, such as Automobile Racing Club of America and United Speed Alliance Racing. ARCA Remax Series logo For other uses of ARCA, see ARCA. Michael Simkos ARCA car at Salem Speedway, Indiana The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States founded in 1953 by John Marcum. ... United Speed Alliance Racing is a stock car sanctioning body that operates the USAR Hooters Pro Cup series, that primarily races short tracks in different regions of the United States. ...


British Stock car racing is a form of Short Oval Racing. This takes place on shale or tarmac tracks in either clockwise or anti-clockwise direction depending on the class, some of which allow contact. Races are organized by local promoters and all drivers are registered with BRISCA and have their own race number. What classes exist depends on the promoter, so events in Scotland at Cowdenbeath can be very different from an event at Wimbledon Stadium in London. This article is about the country. ... Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium is a dog racing track located in Earlsfield in southwest London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Rallying

Main article: Rallying
A Ford Escort RS Cosworth, driven by Malcolm Wilson on a stage rally.
A Ford Escort RS Cosworth, driven by Malcolm Wilson on a stage rally.

Rallying, or rally racing, involves two classes of car. The modified Group A, but road legal, production based cars and the Group N Production cars compete on (closed) public roads or off-road areas run on a point-to-point format where participants and their co-drivers “rally” to a set of points, leaving in regular intervals from start points. A rally is typically conducted over a number of 'special stages' of any terrain, which entrants are often allowed to scout beforehand at reduced speeds compiling detailed shorthand descriptions of the track or road as they go. These detailed descriptions are known as 'pace notes'. During the actual rally, the co-driver reads the pace notes aloud (using an in-helmet intercom system) to the driver, enabling them to complete each stage as quickly as possible. Competition is based on lowest total elapsed time over the course of an event's special stages, including penalties. Petter Solberg driving on gravel at the 2006 Cyprus Rally, a World Rally Championship event. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1065x762, 434 KB)Malcolm Wilson in the Ford Escort Cosworth during the 1992 Scottish Rally. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1065x762, 434 KB)Malcolm Wilson in the Ford Escort Cosworth during the 1992 Scottish Rally. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... Malcolm Wilson is a well know British Rally driver. ... Petter Solberg driving on gravel at the 2006 Cyprus Rally, a World Rally Championship event. ...


The top series is the World Rally Championship (WRC), but there also regional championships and many countries have their own national championships. Some famous rallies include the Monte Carlo Rally, Rally Argentina, Rally Finland and Rally GB. Another famous event (actually best described as a "rally raid") is the Paris-Dakar Rally. There are also many smaller, club level, categories of rallies which are popular with amateurs, making up the "grass roots" of motor sports. The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. ... Stephane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlssons replica 1963 Monte Carlo Saab 96 rally car at Linköping, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of SAAB in 1997 The Monte... The Rally Argentina is the ninth rally on the World Rally Championship schedule for 2005, and the 25th Argentine rally. ... The Neste Rally Finland (formerly known as 1000 Lakes Rally, renamed 1994 when Neste became the main sponsor, usually in Finland called as Jyväskylän Suurajot) is a Rally event driven in the first weekend of August in the Jyväskylä area in Central Finland. ... Rally GB, or Rally Great Britain, is the largest and most high profile motor rally in the United Kingdom. ... The Paris Dakar Rally (or The Dakar) is an annual, organized, professional off-road race. ... Rallying makes up the majority of the grassroots of amateur motorsport, especially in the UK. Motor Clubs will usually run one or more rallies each year. ...


Targa Racing (Targa Rally)

Main article: Rallying
A Toyota MR2 , driven by Adam Spence in the 2006 Targa Tasmania prologue stage.
A Toyota MR2 , driven by Adam Spence in the 2006 Targa Tasmania prologue stage.

Targa is a tarmac-based road rally which is run all around the world. This began with the Targa Florio. There are many races including Targa Tasmania held on the island state of Tasmania, Australia, run annually since 1992. The event takes its name from the Targa Florio, a former motoring event held on the island of Sicily. The competition concept is drawn directly from the best features of the Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse. Other events around the world include the Targa Newfoundland based in Canada, Targa West based in Western Australia, Targa New Zealand and other smaller events. Petter Solberg driving on gravel at the 2006 Cyprus Rally, a World Rally Championship event. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 476 pixelsFull resolution (992 × 590 pixel, file size: 122 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Car racing in Targa Tasmania (2006) - Prolouge I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 476 pixelsFull resolution (992 × 590 pixel, file size: 122 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Car racing in Targa Tasmania (2006) - Prolouge I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car produced by Toyota from 1984 until July 2007 when production stopped in Japan, in three different design series. ... Adam Spence (born in New South Wales, Australia) is the owner of the RedBackRacing team and a racing driver. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held near Palermo, Sicily. ... Targa Tasmania is a tarmac-based rally racing event held on the island state of Tasmania, Australia, annually since 1991. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held near Palermo, Sicily. ... Sicily ( in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Targa Newfoundland is the first event of its kind to be held in North America. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... The Targa New Zealand is a road rally held annually on public roads throughout the North Island of New Zealand. ...


Drag racing

Main article: Drag racing

In drag racing, the objective is to complete a given straight-line distance, from a standing start, ahead of a vehicle in a parallel lane. This distance is traditionally ¼ mile (400 m), though 1/8 mile (200 m) has become popular since the 1990s. The vehicles may or may not be given the signal to start at the same time, depending on the class of racing. Vehicles range from the everyday car to the purpose-built dragster. Speeds and elapsed time differ from class to class. Average street cars cover the ¼ mile in from 15 to 20 seconds whereas a top fuel dragster takes 4.5 seconds or less, reaching speeds of up to 530 km/h (330 mph). Drag racing was organized as a sport by Wally Parks in the early 1950s through the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association), the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world. The NHRA was formed to discourage street racing. Top Fuel dragster Drag racing is a sport in which cars race down a track with a set distance as fast as possible. ... Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time. ... Clocked Speed = 506 km/h, Kwinana Race Track, W.A., 2005 Top-Fuel Racing refers to a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on 85% nitromethane and about 15% methanol also known as racing alcohol, instead of gasoline. ... Wallace Gordon (Wally) Parks (January 23, 1913 – September 28, 2007) is widely known as the Father of Drag Racing. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Street racing is a form of unsanctioned and illegal auto racing which takes place on public roads. ...


Launching, a top fuel dragster will accelerate at 4.5 g (44 m/s²), and when braking parachutes are deployed the deceleration is 4 g (39 m/s²), more than the Space Shuttle experiences. A top fuel car can be heard over 8 miles (13 km) away and generates a reading of 1.5 to 2 on the Richter scale.[2] The term g force or gee force refers to the symbol g, the force of acceleration due to gravity at the earths surface. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... The Richter magnitude scale, or more correctly local magnitude ML scale, assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. ...


Drag racing is two cars head-to-head, the winner proceeding to the next round. Professional classes are all first to the finish line wins. Sportsman racing is handicapped (slower car getting a head start) using an index (a lowest e.t. allowed), and cars running under (quicker than) their index "break out" and lose. The slowest cars, bracket racers, are also handicapped, but rather than an index, they use a "dial-in".


Sports car racing

Main article: Sports car racing
The Audi R8 was one of the most successful sports prototypes ever made, seen here at Road Atlanta.
The Audi R8 was one of the most successful sports prototypes ever made, seen here at Road Atlanta.

In sports car racing, production versions of sports cars and/or grand tourers, and sports prototype cars compete within their respective classes on closed circuits. The races are often conducted over long distances, at least 1000 km, and cars are driven by teams of two or three drivers (and sometimes more in the US), switching every few hours. Due to the performance difference between production-based sports cars and purpose-built sports prototypes, one race usually involves several racing classes. In the US the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was organized in 1999, featuring GT1, GT2, and two prototype classes, LMP1 (Le Mans Prototype 1) and LMP2. Manufacturers such as Audi and Acura/Honda field or support entries in the Prototype class. Another series based on Le Mans began in 2004, the Le Mans Endurance Series, which included four 1000 km races at tracks in Europe. A competing body, Grand-Am, which began in 2000, sanctions its own endurance series the Rolex Sports Car Series. IMSA GTP sports cars racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1991 Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 749 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1602 × 1282 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The content of this image was reviewed by Howcheng and afterwards uploaded by FlickrLickr. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 749 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1602 × 1282 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The content of this image was reviewed by Howcheng and afterwards uploaded by FlickrLickr. ... This article is about the 1999–2006 race car used in sports car racing. ... IMSA GTP sports cars racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1991 Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels. ... A Honda NSX sports car A TVR Tuscan sports car A sports car is a car designed for sporting performance above utility. ... A grand tourer (Italian: Gran Turismo), (initialised GT), is a high-performance automobile designed for long-distance driving. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of automobile races. ... The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of automobile races. ... The Le Mans Endurance Series or LMES is a European racing series created as a support series to the famed 24 hours of Le Mans race. ... The Grand American Road Racing Association or Grand-Am is an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize endurance road racing competitions in North America. ... ...


Famous sports car races include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours of Spa-Franchorchamps, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 1000-mile Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the worlds most famous sports car endurance race, held annually at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, in the French Sarthe département. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Spa 24 Hours is an endurance racing event held annually in Belgium at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. ... Aston Martin DBR9 at dusk during the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at Sebring Raceway, a former Air Force base in Sebring, Florida. ... The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. The race was first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season, then in 1999 became one of the original events of the... Road Atlanta Raceway Road Atlanta is a 2. ...


Off-road racing

Main article: Off-road racing

In off-road racing, various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, compete in races through off-road environments. In North America these races often take place in the desert, such as the famous Baja 1000. In Europe, "offroad" refers to events such as autocross or rallycross, while desert races and rally-raids such as the Paris-Dakar, Master Rallye or European "bajas" are called "cross-country rallies." In offroad racing, various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, compete in races through off-road environments. ... In offroad racing, various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, compete in races through off-road environments. ... Rider at Mile 328 of the Baja 1000 Four-wheel vehicle known as a Truggy Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexicos Baja California Peninsula in the fall. ... The Paris Dakar Rally (or The Dakar) is an annual, organized, professional off-road race. ...


Kart racing

Main article: Kart racing

Although often seen as the entry point for serious racers into the sport, kart racing, or karting, can be an economic way for amateurs to try racing and is also a fully fledged international sport in its own right. World-famous F1-drivers like Michael Schumacher or Fernando Alonso and most of the typical starting grid of a modern Grand Prix took up the sport at around the age of eight, with some testing from age three. Several former motorcycle champions have also taken up the sport, notably Wayne Rainey, who was paralysed in a racing accident and now races a hand-controlled kart. As one of the cheapest ways to go racing, karting is seeing its popularity grow worldwide. Karting, go-kart, go carting and similar terms redirect here. ... Karting, go-kart, go carting and similar terms redirect here. ... Michael Schumacher (pronounced , born January 3, 1969, in Hürth Hermülheim, Germany)[1] is a former Formula One driver, and seven-time world champion. ... Fernando Alonso Díaz (born July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and reigning, two-time, world champion. ... Wayne Rainey on the Yamaha YZR500 Wayne Rainey (born October 23, 1960) was one of the most successful American motorcycle road racers during the late 1980s and early 1990s winning the 500 cc World Championship three times. ...


Go-karts, or just "karts" - seem very distant from normal road cars, with diminutive frames and wheels, but a small engine combined with very light weight make for a quick machine. The tracks are also on a much smaller scale, making kart racing more accessible to the average enthusiast.


Historical racing

Main article: Historic motorsport

As modern motor racing is centered on modern technology with a lots of corporate sponsors and politics involved, historical racing tends to be the opposite. As it relies on cars of a particular era it is more hobbyist oriented, reducing corporate sponsorship and politics. Events are regulated to only allow cars of a certain era to participate. The only modern equipment used is related to safety and timing. A historical event can be of various different motorsport disciplines. Notably some of the most famous events of them all are the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival in Britain and Monterey Historic in the United States. Championships range from "grass root" Austin Seven racing to the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship for classic Formula One chassis. A Saab 96 (left) and a Volvo Amazon (right) line up to race. ... A Saab 96 (left) and a Volvo Amazon (right) line up to race. ... The Goodwood Festival of Speed, commonly abbreviated as FoS and referred within the United Kingdom as the Festival of Speed, is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, UK. It was started in 1993 by the present... The Goodwood Revival is a 3-day festival held each September for the types of cars and motorcycles that would have competed during the circuits original period - 1948-1966. ... The Mini is the name of a rather petite car produced from 1959 to 2000, and the name of a newer one known as New MINI launched in 2001. ... The FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship has been renamed to the FIA Historic Formula 1 Championship. ... F1 redirects here. ...


While there are several professional teams and drivers in historical racing, this branch of auto sport tends to be contested by wealthy car owners and is thus more amateur and laid back in its approach. A Saab 96 (left) and a Volvo Amazon (right) line up to race. ... Racing cars redirects here. ...


Other categories

See also Category:Auto racing by type

Mini Cooper participating in an autocross event Autocross is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe, low-cost competition and active participation. ... Autograss racing is Britain’s most popular form of amateur motor racing. ... Banger racing or enduro racing is a tarmac or dirt track racing type of motorsport event popularised in Europe and especially Great Britain, but also on short tracks of the United States, in which drivers of old vehicles race against one another around a race track and the race is... Official starter Barney Oldfield beside racer Ralph Hepburn at Fulford-Miami Speedway board track on February 22, 1926, courtesy of the Florida Photographic Collection Board track racing was a type of racing where the track had a surface of wood boards. ... A demolition derby under way at the Greenwich, Ohio Firemens Festival, 2005 Demolition derby is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals. ... One of the oldest forms of motorsport and invented in the United States in the early 19th century, dirt speedway racing involves vehicles racing each other round dirt-surfaced lightly-banked oval tracks. ... Dirt track racing is a type of auto racing performed on oval tracks. ... A Toyota Supra in drifting exhibition in Atlanta in 2005. ... Folkrace is a quite popular Swedish inexpensive entry level type of Rallycross. ... The High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) refers to driving schools held on dedicated race tracks designed to teach drivers proper high speed driving techniques. ... Hillclimbing (also known as hill climbing, speed hillclimbing or speed hill climbing) is a branch of motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. ... Ice racing, with cars, motorcycles or snowmobiles, takes place on frozen lakes or rivers, or on carefully groomed frozen lots. ... Legend Car racing is a style of race cars. ... Midget cars are very small race cars with a very high power-to-weight ratio. ... Grand Prix Truck Racing is form of motor racing that runs race modified versions of heavy trucks on racing circuits. ... This article refers to the European autosport of Rallycross. ... Road racing can be a term involving road running, road bicycle races, or automobile races. ... In North American auto racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile (1. ... To slalom is to zigzag between obstacles. ... World of Outlaws drivers make a Four Abreast lap at the Knoxville Raceway Sprint cars, high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short dirt or paved tracks. ... Sprints are races where the runner tries to go as fast as humanly possible. ... Street racing is a form of unsanctioned and illegal auto racing which takes place on public roads. ... A time attack is another term for time trial. ...

Use of flags

Main article: Racing flags

In open-wheel, stock-car and other types of circuit auto races, flags are displayed to indicate the general status of a race and to communicate instructions to competitors in a race. While the flags have changed from the first years (e.g. red used to start a race), these are generally accepted for today. The flagman displaying the checkered flag with a complete set of stockcar racing flags Racing flags are traditionally used in auto racing and similar motorsports to communicate important messages to drivers. ...

Flag Displayed from start tower Displayed from observation post
Green flag The race has started or resumed after a full caution or stop, or the race is proceeding normally. End of hazardous section of track.
Yellow flag Full course caution condition for ovals. On road courses, it means a local area of caution. Depending on the type of racing, either two yellow flags will be used for a full course caution or a sign with 'SC' (Safety car) will be used as the field follows the pace/safety car on track and no cars may pass. Local caution condition — no cars may pass at the particular corner where being displayed.
Yellow flag with red stripes Debris or slippery patches on the track.
Black flag The car with the indicated number must pit for consultation. The session is halted; all cars on course must return to pit lane.
Meatball flag The car with the indicated number has mechanical trouble.
Black and white flag The driver of the car with the indicated number has been penalized for misbehaviour.
White cross flag The driver of the car with the indicated number is disqualified or will not be scored until they report to the pits.
Blue flag with yellow stripe A car must allow another car to pass if the flag is blue only. With an orange or yellow stripe, it simply serves as a warning that faster traffic is behind. A car is being advised to give way to faster traffic approaching.
Red flag The race is stopped—all cars must halt on the track or return to pit lane.
White flag One lap remains. A slow vehicle is on the track.
Chequered flag The race has concluded.

Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Green. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Yellow. ... In Formula 1, a safety car (known in America as the pace car) is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a major accident or obstruction on the track. ... See also List of Indianapolis 500 pace cars A pace car has been used to start the Indianapolis 500 since 1911. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Oil. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Black. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Orange_Circle. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Black_White. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_White_Cross. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Blue. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Red. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_White. ... Image File history File links Auto_Racing_Chequered. ...

Accidents

For the worst accident in racing history see 1955 Le Mans disaster. (See also Deaths in motorsports) Start of the 1955 race. ... It has been suggested that List of racing drivers who died in racing crashes be merged into this article or section. ...


Racing car setup

Main article: Racing setup

In auto racing, the racing setup or car setup is the set of adjustments made to the vehicle in order to optimize its behaviour (performance, handling, reliability, etc.). Adjustments can occur in suspensions, brakes, transmissions, engines, tires, and many others. In auto racing, the racing setup or car setup is the set of adjustments made to the vehicle in order to optimize its behaviour (performance, handling, reliability, etc. ... In auto racing, the racing setup or car setup is the set of adjustments made to the vehicle in order to optimize its behaviour (performance, handling, reliability, etc. ... Car handling and vehicle handling is a description of the way wheeled vehicles perform transverse to their direction of motion, particularly during cornering and swerving. ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... This article is about the vehicle component. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Engine (disambiguation). ... Tires may refer to: the plural of tire the Italian name for Tiers, Italy, a town in South Tyrol, Italy Category: ...


See also

Car handling and vehicle handling is a description of the way wheeled vehicles perform transverse to their direction of motion, particularly during cornering and swerving. ... Composite materials (or composites for short) are engineering materials made from two or more components. ... For other uses, see tuning. ... The Import scene or Import racing scene refers to the subculture that revolves around modifying imported brand cars (commonly referred to as imports), especially those of Japanese brands, for street racing in foreign countries. ... This is a list of auto racing tracks sorted by country. ... A race track (or racetrack), is a purpose-built facility for the conducting of races. ... Many board games can be said to be racing games, such as Snakes and Ladders, Cribbage, or Formula Dé. (see race game) There are also toys made for racing, like slot cars and radio controlled cars. ... Sim (simulated) racing is the collective term for computer software (i. ...

References

  1. ^ "F1 World’s most watched TV sports events: 2006 Rank & Trends report", Initiative, 2007-01-19. Retrieved on 2007-01-30. 
  2. ^ NHRA Mile High Nationals 2001, and 2002 testing from the National Seismology Center.

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External links

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