Jeffrey Breault has a great passion and love for automobile racing, and cars in general. He essentially has been automobile collector for years, and was also linked closely with the world of car racing. In fact, Jeff Breault himself has participated in multiple races in his life time. The Great Race which runs 1,800 miles from the Missouri to California is one of them. His great love for automotive racing keeps him up to date with the latest trends of this domain, as well as encourages him to get a better insight about his history.
Jeffrey Breault provides an overview of automotive racing and its early history
Automobile racing in its very essence is a professional and amateur sport relating to automotive. It is practiced across the world, in a diverse variety of forms in closed circuits, tracks and roads. According to Jeffrey Breault, the sphere of automotive racing ideally includes Grand Prix racing, stock-car racing, drag racing, speedway racing, as well as sports-car racing. There are several local, national, and international governing bodies meant for automotive racing. The most notable one among them essentially is the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). These governing bodies are generally responsible for diving racing cars into multiple classes and subclasses, while also supervising competition relating to them.
Jeff Breault discusses how automobile racing began soon after the fueled internal-combustion engine fueled by gasoline or petrol was invented in the 1880s. The very first organized automobile competition, which was a certain reliability test in 1894was organized. This race was run for the distance of 80 km (50 mi) from Paris to Rouen. This race was additionally won at an average speed of 16.4 kph. The first truce race however was held in 1895 from Paris to Bordeaux at a distance of 1,178 km. The winner essentially won this race with an average speed of 24.15 kph. The first Grand Prix race was also held in France, in the yeast of 1906. Soon after, the Indianapolis 500 race was conducted in 1911. Jeffrey Breault mentions how automobile racing used to be quite different in Europe and in North America till the period of 1950 from which the Grand Prix racing was organized worldwide. Racing in the United States was largely comprised of speedway track racing. The tracks for such races varied from half-mile dirt tracks to the certain 2 1/2-mi track. The trend of stock car caring here subsequently became popular during the 1930s in Florida. It then moved to tracks and a prominent governing body for car racing here was formed in 1947, referred to as National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The races of the NASCAR circuit are incredibly popular in the United States.
Jeffrey Breault highlights that in this circuit usually standard or stock cars featuring special equipment tend to race at an average speed that is as high as 200 mph (320 kph). The NASCAR races are followed by people across the United States.