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Rocket Racing League Hopes To Be The Next NASCAR



Ever watched NASCAR and thought, "Man, this sure is fun, but I wish the cars weren’t on the ground, were much harder to control, and were packed with rocket fuel?"

Your days of waiting for such a sport are over. Meet the Rocket Racing League, which the founders hope becomes the next NASCAR. If NASCAR has more races like the one in Indianapolis last weekend, sure, why not? Maybe one day they will have to remove the roof flaps and restrictor plates in an effort to compete.

The league is the brainchild of Granger Whitelaw. Just take a second to appreciate the true awesomeness of that name.

According to Whitelaw, competitors will race rockets around the sky on a 5 mile course that is 150 feet to 1,500 feet above the ground. Fans will be able to follow the action on video screens, which will provide cockpit views.

The league is currently only conducting demonstrations at air shows, one of which you can see this weekend in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but expects to start competition next year with 6 teams already signed up.

The next challenge: figuring out out how to pelt the rockets with beer cans.

League Makes Test Run at Several Hundred Feet [NY Times]

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