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spin: car attacks corner of car in front
at speed, causing the attacked car to spin out. (I did see
a rather pretentious US police video show refer to this as
"The PIT manoevre"... oh well!) Can cause the attacked car
to stall if the clutch isn't depressed in time, and can be
foiled by steering out.
drivers' door: t-bone on drivers' side of
car. Very dangerous, unpopular with most drivers (and will
often get you loaded up, as well as a visit from other
jack up: car attacks rear of other car,
forcing rear of attacked car up
follow-in: car picks up another car and
pushes into fence
fold up: car folds up as a result of a
follow in or jack up
rollover: car rolls sideways. At one time,
contests were held for this manoeuvre, one point given for
each "corner" (complete roll = 4 points).
ejector seat: driver jumps out of car fast
to avoid hit
load up: driver has been told that they
have been disqualified from meeting. Some tracks insist
that such drivers load up their car and remove themselves
from the stadium/track.
sideswipe: car makes sideways contact with
another car, forcing them out of the racing line.
steam: car runs into another car at speed
to follow up wrecking already done by a previous hitter.
square cornering: a method of cornering
used by Hot Rods to allow more speed in the corners. Can
lead to contact if another car is inside the car executing.
dizzy guard: protective guard over
distributor cap to stop breakage. Illegal on National
Bangers, but occasionally allowed in specific events.
door plate: protective armour plate on
Banger drivers' door in National Bangers
double skinning: second skin put on
bodywork in Bangers. Illegal in National Bangers
roll cage: protective construction inside
a car to stop the collapse of the roof and sides in the
event of a rollover
stock bars: hard external cage applied to
stock cars to minimize damage during contact
destruction derby: Banger race where the
last car running wins. Sometimes restricted to a number of
minutes and/or laps. Sometimes this form of race will be
attached to the final race of the day as a form of extra
grand parade: ego booster for drivers
void race: race in which a winner cannot
be determined due to excessive penalties etc.
safety area: inner field. No hitting
allowed, no racing allowed. Meant for dead or dying cars or
crash comics: also known as fanzines.
Magazines produced by racing fans. Examples would be
Unlimited, Damage Inc., Head On, etc.
teaming: tactics used by teams. Illegal
outside team events
having it off: Historically a sexual
reference, but these days is used as a description of a
team war. (Goodness knows who started this one, but it gave
me a laugh when I first heard it used!)
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