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First you burn out, smoking and spinning the tires and leaving rubber on the track, adding traction for the launch.

After that, drag racing is all about the first 60 feet.

“That’s the best part. You’ve got 700 to 800 horsepower and put the pedal to the floor and feel the G-force push you back into your seat and hold on for the ride,” said Wade Metzinger.

Metzinger has been drag racing for 10 years, and for about five years at the Tulsa Raceway Park. Because he likes spending weekends at the track, he decided to drag his wife into racing as well.

Abbey Metzinger said, “Before I met him, I was a lake rat, skiing and boating, and Wade was racing… Details

The Grind: Action Wakesports and Music Festival
Where: Austin, Texas (MLK and Congress)
When: April 5, 2009
Time: 11AM-10PM

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AUSTIN, TEXAS- This spring, the third annual Grind: Action Sports and Music Festival is coming back to downtown Austin and it’s sure to be the best yet! Under360, Roadway Events, University of Texas Wake Team, and 101x are kicking off the summer season with a wakeboard rail jam, skateboard contest, vendors from the action sports industry, live music throughout the day featuring bands like the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Black and White Years, The Riverboat Gamblers and many more. The event takes place in downtown Austin, in the shadow of the Bob Bullock State History Museum and University of Texas main campus. This is action sports up-close & in-your-face and it’s as exciting for the riders as it is for spectators….

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After two rounds of racing yesterday, Alex Caizergues (FRA, F-One) and Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha) have taken the lead in this years speed world championship, held in Port St. Louis, France.

In total, 35 competitors registered for the first event of the season, and although the weather forecast is not brilliant for the upcoming days, there is hope for the weekend to bring more wind to allow for more racing.

The first heat of the competition was won by Rob Douglas (USA, Cabrinha), the first kiter that broke the speedsailing dominance of the windsurfers last year in Luderitz, and one of the three kiteboarders that made it over 50 knots. Heat two was then won by …


More and more adrenalin sports and experiences are offered to us every day and it is getting harder and harder to choose among them. Outdoor sports have become a massive hit in the last decades and people are thus searching for better places for their leisure activities. Over the years, certain places with particularly good access to rivers, mountains, surf, and other natural features have cultivated entire communities based on outdoor recreation. Matador Trips have come with a chart of the world’s most adrenaline cities. Where can you find them? knows the answer… Details

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