At eight years old, Kalle Rovanperä is only half the US driving age, yet I'm willing to bet he can handle a car waaaay better than you. Kalle is the son of famous Finnish rally driver Harri Rovanperä, who raced from 1993-2006 and completed 111 rallies during his career. A little training from Pop... and check it out, this kid is insane.
Bill Caswell, we salute you. You bring true glory to the D.I.Y. world. Jalponik reports:
Our Thrillbilly-Tricycle-Flip hero is back, and never fails to astound. Travis Pastrana is both an X-Games gold medalist and star of MTV show Nitro Circus. The daredevil kicks ass at supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, base jumping and rally racing.
I thought lawnmower racing was purely a redneck sport, but apparently not. With the world record speed currently at 80 mph, the UK's Project Runningblade aims to squash it at 100 mph.
Double clutching was born out of necessity to help ease gear transitions and prevent clutch wear. They've since changed the transmission and the double clutch technique is now reserved for a more deliberate driver looking to add finesse to his acceleration.
Below is race driver Ken Block demonstrating the sport of gymkhana. He pulls some crazy tricks, but best of all is the 360 degree donut he does inside a building. The video starts to warm up around a minute in, and gets truly nuts around 3:00. (Gymkhana is a similar to autocross, except the courses are very complex and must be memorized by the driver to achieve best time. Obstacles include cones, tires, and barrels; drivers are challenged to perform "reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree sp...