Go karts on dirt is amazing. We already knew that, but here's some more evidence.
Excuse me, because I have to move to the country right goddamn now. I need a backyard dirt track in my life.
What happens when you're a factory-backed Formula Drift driver with a quarry for a backyard? You get your friends over for a Fox Mustang vs Subaru STI vs rally AE86 vs drift Nissan vs Fiesta ST jump drift dirt fest.
NASCAR may be a sanitized version of its rougher past, but old America is still alive at the Chili Bowl, the country's great annual dirt track race. At least, the drivers still fight each other.
I am in no way shape or form a Nascar guy, but last night I watched a Nascar race that was genuinely amazing. And here are the highlights of Eldora, Nascar's first top-level race on dirt since 1970, in animated, infinite-looping gif form.
Remember the Ice Monster Camaro that could whupp a BMW M3 around a snowbound drift course? It turns out the Swedish 'Maro can shred dirt, too.
Imagine 400 horsepower, 1,000 pound V8 racecars running a quarter mile dirt track, indoors. This is the Chili Bowl, and it's unbelievable. Here's why nobody even had a chance to watch it.
Now this is how you do a victory donut: with no steering wheel!
Shifter karts on racing slicks are meant for tight, twisty, and certainly paved tracks. One hoon we know from dirt tracking a Camaro took some karts offroad with spectacular results.
I love Formula One, Le Mans, and the World Rally Championship, but there is no question that the most mind-bendingly amazing car racing out there is dirt track racing.