Dragstrip Race Course


Dragstrips are courses designed for motorcycles and cars races. These races are motor racings such as the drag racing. The construction courses are short and straight courses specially crafted just for the occasion of competition from a stationary start over a calculated stretch, mostly these days a 1/4 mile that is (402m,1320ft)

Construction of a dragstrip

There are several key aspects to take into consideration before construction of a dragstrip;

i) Zoning and policies- One should account for the local zoning and policies that govern the area as major issues may issues may arise due to complaints such as noise sound and air pollution near a residential area.
ii) Construction- Tools of work and learning skills the required construction courses is essential for cost-effectiveness and completion.
iii) Insurance- A considerable amount usually a minimum of 1 million dollars is required as a maintenance liability insurance fee in case of an accident.
iv) iv)Traffic- Congestion is bound in the nearby streets and highways as races in the construction courses attract multitudes of people of maybe 5000 to 10,000 people.
v) Parking- Dragstrip courses should include ample space for the visitors parking since there are neither fixed seats nor ground stands.

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Rather use of dragstrip

I would consider other uses on these courses rather than hold motor racing whose aim is fun and happiness accompanied by numerous immediate dangers such as, only new motor inventions test racings should be practiced, used as airstrips in the local area or construction of social buildings, library.

Importance of dragstrip to users

Races in these courses usually take up 3 to 12 seconds according to the type of race. It is concerned mainly by the motors gearshifting and acceleration skills and mostly these motors require repair or diagnosis after every race which makes these constructions course a perfect location for the races.

Features of a dragstrip

i) Paved strip of 60 x 3000 min smooth surface condition.

ii) Parking area should able to accommodate both spectators and cars.

iii) Existence of barriers for adequate protection of spectators.

iv) Pit area should be isolated from the general public.

v) Control stand elevated at the corner of the course, 100' from the start.

vi) The inspection area should be a double lane course.

vii) A communication system which links control with the finish line either by use of tablets or phones.

viii) Timing apparatus to record time, speeds or even both.

ix) Minimum recommended personnel is usually 16 officials and 2 police where the 16 officials may be distributed as follows: Inspection, Weighing, Pit gate operators, Control stand, Finish line, Classifying, Number painting, Starting line, and Track manager.

x) Public addressing audios able to reach both the pits and the spectator areas.

xi) Weighing scales preferably a platform type appropriate and able to withstand the mass of a car.
xii) Clean, convenient and adequate in number of guest houses in the dragstrips in case of spectator's relaxation.

xiii) Adequate and clear signs throughout the dragstrips, either in the pits or in the spectator areas.