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Is drifting racing?

Discussion in 'Drifting' started by herb, 4 October 2010.

  1. herb

    herb modherbrator Moderator

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    As we were going off topic in the "favourite type of racing" thread I've snipped these discussions to form a new debate. Is drifting classified as racing?

    i was wondering that 2!

    perhaps its timed[​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 6 October 2010
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    Drifting isn't timed it runs on points. It is a form of racing imo.
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    Speed angle and style are all scored in drifting. It is a motorsport so I guess it does have a place here.

    Drifting is not in the truest sense a race as speed is not the only factor it is judged on.

    I think I'm going off drifting a bit, it is quite a "slow" sport and there are not the thrills and spills you get with rallying which also includes some tail out action.
     
    Last edited: 6 October 2010
  4. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    Indeed, rally drivers have to contend with trees....and they don't take prisoners...
     
  5. herb

    herb modherbrator Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    it cant be classed as racing if no racing is involved!!!
    read the title again mate;) so no it doesnt:amuse:
     
  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    Then rallying can't be in here either.
     
  7. herb

    herb modherbrator Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    rallying is against the clock in stages

    so you are racing against the clock to get the best time over your opponents so i would say it can;)
     
  8. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    No it's a time trial. You don't actually race anyone except for when they do the arena stuff.
    There are drift duals where they compete together.
    And anyway. when entering a series of whatever you compete not race.
     
  9. herb

    herb modherbrator Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    time trial or not they are (yet again emphasize the racing bit in bold;)) racing against the clock so the fastest times on the over all stage wins!! yes or no??
     
  10. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?


    Dissagree but I dunno what you mean racing when the title says Motorsport. ;):lol:
     
  11. herb

    herb modherbrator Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    you can disagree all you like im right and you know it:p

    it doesnt say motorsport:amuse:
     
  12. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Re: What's your favorite type of Motorsport?

    Nope. Your not right in technical terms. An it's motorsport now ;)
    Drifting is a form of racing it just uses a different system to award a winner.
    F1 is actual racing as there are other cars on the circuit and they all start at the same time.
    Rallying is a time trialed event Fact. Racing the clock doesn't count. But saying that I'd still call it a form of racing.
     
  13. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    Re: What's your favorite type of Motorsport?

    It's still a competitive motor sport so is still racing in a way
     
  14. Joel Charles

    Joel Charles Newbie

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    You can have a footrace, a dog race, a horse race, a bike race and all other sorts of races. There's no necessary relationship between being in a car and racing any more than there is between wearing sneakers and racing.

    So, drifting events aren't necessarily racing. The two-man competitions might be, as could other events that I'm not aware of. Drifting evolved out of methods used in more standard racing events anyway, so even if you want to say it's not racing there is often a racing element to it.

    There's more to be said on this but I'd rather just gawk at the pretty cars :amuse:
     
  15. picassoonwheels

    picassoonwheels Road Burner

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    Drifting is to Racing, in Motor-Sports, What High-Jump is to 100 meter sprint in Athletics.

    It is a display or exhibition of Grace and Agility portrayed by an individual competitor, against other competitors, while performing a certain physical act, which could be performed by others, more clumsily,given the means, thus displaying an intricate knowledge of physical processes, including the extent of his/her own abilities instead of mere brute force of man or machine. which is the prerogative in simple speed races.

    Thus in events such as these, there is prerogative requirement of brains, as well normal physical ability.

    So while both Racing and Drifting can be labeled competitions, both have different criteria to assessment of excellence, where in one it is speed, while in the other it is the spectacle.

    Hence Drifting, though inadvertently being labeled a Race, is done so in err, as it does not meet the basics of a Race, in terms of what we have come to understand the meaning of the word today.
     
  16. Animalisabeast

    Animalisabeast Wrench Pro

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    As waynne said its scored on speed angle and style but also on how tightly u drift around the curb/turn. But in the underground when i race with a few others it is about comeing in first place and there is no scoring of points as we mentioned
     
  17. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    Re: What's your favorite type of racing?

    I guess that would be difficult to do really. If it is a tight course then how does overtaking occur?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 9 December 2010
  18. Olley

    Olley Track Warrior

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    if, in a "togue" drift, the lead car is over taken by the tailing car UNDER DRIFT CONDITIONS the tailing car wins that single set.
    thus that can in a way be classed as racing.
     
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