There are many forms of auto racing: professional auto races, like NASCAR, the Daytona 500, Indy 500, as well as others like Formula One, as well as plenty of other auto races that haven't been named. Street racing is also a form of auto racing and there are actually many reasons why street racing is better than any of the other auto racing sports that have been listed. Consider the fact that many people die from professional auto racing, as well as street racing each year. Also consider the fact that many young adults who have just entered junior high and high school are simply overtaken with the fact that they dream about doing well in auto racing events for the rest of their life. Street racing, although not always done purely on the street, has become more popular in recent years with high school teenagers because of the many things that go along with it. There are several reasons, though, that parents should be more excited to have their kids fill up their time with street racing than any other type of auto racing out there.
Dangerous, but Fun
One reason that street racing is performed by many teenagers all across the country is because they love the sport of it. It definitely is a form of auto racing, but there is a thrill that goes along with street racing that they can't feel in any other way. This type of auto racing truly makes one feel proud of their accomplishments in no other way.
It Can Be Safe
In recent years many changes have come to the auto racing playing field. One significant change over the years that has been seen is that street racing has been safer than before. There are many independent groups all across the country that engage in the street type of auto racing, however, there are usually rules set forth by the groups as to where the races take place, how many people can enter, along with what types of cars are used in the street races. Sometimes these groups are even endorsed by professional organizations that sponsor the drivers of the auto racing cars. Street racing doesn't have to be made out to be as dangerous as having a real automobile race on a real road; changes have been made across the country which has changed that phenomenon!
Better than Other Activities
Street racing is also very time-consuming for the high school teenagers that choose to engage in it. For starters, the street-type of auto racing events usually require that changes and modifications be made to their vehicle. However, these modifications and changes are not all that significant, which is why many young adults choose to do the work themselves. Instead of partying late nights and doing illegal drugs, though, some teenagers are choosing to work on their cars in order to perform well at the auto racing events they take place in. For these teenagers everything that they fill up their time with is usually something to do with street racing events.
All in all, street racing is definitely not as dangerous as many people make it out to be. Even though this form of auto racing can be dangerous if done purely on the streets and done by irresponsible teenagers, there are many groups that advocate against this! Street and auto racing definitely has become more popular in recent years, though, with a whole lot more young adults.