;Dirt-track racing is simple: The bleachers fill up with people, a girl sings “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and the yahoos go fast in circles and try to finish first. […] During a race, each lap takes only seconds. A driver rarely looks at his gauges, it being unsafe to glance down for even an instant. The driver’s helmet is leashed to his left shoulder because the weight of head and helmet becomes too great in the corners.
Posted February 28, 2003