Sitting behind the wheel of small import cars with engines revving are two young men staring each other down. Their feet poised over the gas pedals, they anxiously await the thumbs up. When given, the car is dropped into gear, the pedal is slammed to the floor and the two cars are quickly off, screeching their tires and sending up clouds of dust.
For some people, being able to drive at relatively high speeds along the highway is just not thrilling enough. They want to be able to push the car's limits further. They want to experience some high-octane excitement.
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Street racing originated in Southern California in the s, where teens and young adults raced modified cars down quarter-mile stretches or on roadways. Because of the danger of accidents, most states have outlawed street racing. In an effort to discourage illegal racing, a number of municipalities in California, Florida, Arizona and elsewhere permit legal street races, held at specific locations. These venues host competitions, certify times and provide pits for repairs before and after races.
John Barrineau has been held in a juvenile detention facility since the fatal crash on May Once he is transferred to the Hillsborough County Jail, he could be eligible for bail after an arraignment hearing. According to Tampa Police, Barrineau was street racing down Bayshore Boulevard when the driver of the car he was racing, Cameron Herrin, 18, struck a mother as she pushed her toddler in a stroller.
Street racing is typically an unsanctioned and illegal form of auto racing that occurs on a public road. Racing in the streets is an ancient hazard, as horse racing occurred on streets for centuries, and street racing of automobiles is as old as the automobile itself. But it became especially prevalent during the heyday of hot rodding and muscle carsand it continues to be both popular and hazardous, with deaths and maiming of bystanders, passengers, and drivers occurring every year.
Many Charlotte-area residents are well aware of the street-racing incident which occurred in early April on Highway 49 when a Mitsubishi Eclipse slammed into a Mercedes, killing a mother, her 2-year-old daughter, and a year-old passenger. However, busts like the one conducted by CMPD in Augustwhich found a group of 20 to 40 drivers racing along a mile stretch of I, prove that street racing does occur in the area. The driver of the Eclipse which caused the April accident was only 20 years old, and the four individuals arrested and charged as a result of the street racing event held on I were ages 21, 20, 17 and
Virtually all the drag strips this sanctioning body promoted races at in urban areas have closed Lions was a famous track in Long Beach sponsored by the Lions club to get racers off the streets for example. Today youtube is full of street racing for money videos and there is a whole genre of fake reality TV shows about street racing glamorizing it. There is a thriving electric street drag racing scene too as traction control on Teslas makes it much easier to launch and go fast with no talent, winning races. Balgair on Mar 17,
Before the Dodge Chargers were dragging safes through Rio in improbable bank heists, before the orange Toyota Supra, before living your life a quarter-mile at a time, before Dom and Letty and Brian, there was just Stephan Papadakis, his friends, and Los Angeles. They were interested in cars, deserted streets and going fast. These were the Rodney King years, when crime, racial tension and police brutality were at a boiling point.
Sometimes, these illegal car races are semi-organized events, with heavy betting and dozens of extra vehicles to block off the designated route and form an early-alert system if the cops show up. This time, thoughit was — to all appearances — a spur-of-the-moment thing, a dare between two vehicles speeding into the setting sun along a deserted stretch of the 60 freeway. One car, according to police, was a late-model Honda Civic.