Kids today are starting younger and younger concerning drag racing!
If you are like many people, when you think of drag racing, you think about the movie “Grease” or about illegal street racing. Try looking for those drag strips where safety measures occur, no matter what, drag racing will never be safe but look for the right organized events, or your child could end up getting into street racing without safety guides in place.
Legal Junior Drag Racing Has a near Perfect Safety Record
They learn about anti-lock brakes. There is a distraction course, a lane-change exercise, and wheel drop off training to teach the teens how to control their car if a tire drops off.
As for safety on the drag strip, this professional racer recommends the following for junior racers:
- When you’re first starting, get another junior racer or a parent to come over and look at the car.
- Before you race, be familiar with the car. “Sit in the car and visualize what you’re going to be doing. OK, you’re going to start the engine.
- Then, you’re going to stage the car and get used to how the brakes feel, how the throttle pedal feels. Visualize going down the track and what it will feel like.”