Sprint cars are loud, exciting, wheel-standing racecars designed primarily for the purpose of broad-sliding their way around half mile dirt ovals. These lightweight monsters of only 1,400 pounds (including the driver) with their 9000-rpm, fire-breathing power plants, producing over 900 horsepower make them the quickest form of open-wheel dirt racing in the world. Side-by-side racing at over 100mph…crashes are inevitable.
Indianapolis 500 winners and NASCAR champions (who also raced at Ascot) used sprint car racing as a stepping stone, such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones, Al Unser, Jr., Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.