Motorsports is a group of sports that involve the use of motor vehicles. This encompasses both motor racing and non-racing motor sports. Motor racing sports include truck racing, motorboat racing, and motorcycle racing while drifting, freestyle motocross, and tractor pulling are examples of non-racing motor sports. Other terms used for motorsports include automobile racing, auto sport, and motorcycle sport. Motorsport perhaps is one of the most popular and commercialized spectator sports in the world, having been able to generate profit and media exposure over time.
Motorsports is based on the processes of aerodynamics, sophisticated technology, performance engineering, and development and testing. Factors like the vehicleís sturdiness as well as the driverís safety are considered in the design for a motorsport vehicle. However, environmental issues have continuously hounded the sportís popularity. Many motorcycles and other vehicles used in different motorsports competition and events are believed to emit harmful substances in the environment.
The history of Nickel and Dime Racing
The heart of Nickel and Dime racing started with our dad, Wayne Alldredge in the early 70ís racing at Jax Speedway, Lake City Speedway (which we later knew as the old track) and when the Ellisville track opened (which we knew as the new track but never knew it’s real name), that became his new home track. He started in the bomber class with a 50 something Chevy that he built himself.
At that time, the tracks didnít run 6 and 7 classes of cars like they do now. He ran that car for a year or 2 then moved up to Late Model. He raced for several years and never won a feature race but was at the track every weekend ready to go. I asked him one time years later why he never won a feature race. He told me that he could run on the bumper of the best of them, but leading was another story. He just was not comfortable running out front. But he loved being there every Saturday night. He raced with the likes of Dickie Ferry, Rance Phillips, Steve Moran, Marlin Huffmaster, Tom Smith, Oral Tanner, Goober Garver, Harvey Jones and many other North Florida legends. After an altercation at the track one night with another driver and the track staff, he realized that is was no longer fun anymore and decided to sell his car and move on. But he never lost the love of racing.
When I started building a car to race in 2004, our dad would come over from time to time to see how it was coming along. One afternoon, I called him to see if he wanted to take a ride and look at another car to get ideas on how to proceed with mine. On our trip, he asked me to take a detour to look at a different car. He ended up buying that car for me 6 months before he passed away. That car has brought me and my brothers together to make this a family operation. We have spent many hours together working on it and racing it and enjoying each otherís company knowing that our dad is watching over us and smiling because his boys are carrying on the love that he had for racing.