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Engine Wonders: What Sort of Auto Sports Exist in North Carolina?

North Carolina is a pretty amazing place. We’ve got a whole lot of everything but what we are most proud of would have to be the existence of auto sports. Let’s take a look at a few of them! Auto sports are amazing discovery that was an eventual consequence for our appreciation and love for our automotive creations.

Here are a few auto sports that you can find alive and well in the state of North Carolina:

NASCAR

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NASCAR is known best for the sort of cars that it races on a track. Instead of cars which are heavily modified, they usually run stock vehicles. This means that there is more emphasis on the performance of the vehicle as it comes off the line and the skill of driver for managing to coaxing speed and maneuverability in situations that would make most people break out in a cold sweat.

NASCAR has had massive representation in our popular culture so is it any wonder that NC would have it here, too?

Dune Buggy Tournaments

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Dune Buggy tournaments are a fairly regular fixture in North Carolina. People take full advantage of the surplus in off-road terrain that this state has weather on a beach or something that was carved out of a hillside. Dune Buggy tournaments are marvelous things to behold.

You get to feed off of the energy of the drivers and the machines as they go through curves, slopes, and even ramps.

Go Karts

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You may think this a bit silly but Go Kart racing are a legitimate auto sport in North Carolina. They feature a lot of the youth drivers that want to practice their skills in a relatively safe automotive sport. GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville regularly holds tournaments that are really exciting to watch.

These are the auto sports that we can list off the top of our heads. Which ones are you familiar with and which ones do you think need adding to the list?