Sports-Car Racing’s Brave New World

“Stone Age technology,” some boo. “Bog slow!” others bray. “Ugly!” jeer all as one. Our own Brock Yates said they look like “pumpkin seeds.” And they do.

Now in its third season, Daytona Prototype, the marquee attraction of the Grand American Road Racing Association’s Rolex Sports Car Series, has been received with booming skepticism. The brainchild of Jim France (of the you-know-who NASCAR Frances), Daytona Prototype is a jab in the eye to traditionalists. The cars are revolutionary in their way, but purists may prefer a shorter form of the word—revolting. Yet at Daytona’s Rolex 24 in February, these pumpkin seeds delivered some of the best American sports-car racing ever.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First, a little history.

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Basketball can make a true claim to being the only major sport that is an American invention. From high school to the professional level, basketball attracts a large following for live games as well as television coverage of events like the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) annual tournament and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) playoffs. And it has also made American heroes out of its player and coach legends like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Sheryl Swoopes, and other great players.

At the heart of the game is the playing space and the equipment. The space is a rectangular, indoor court. The principal pieces of equipment are the two elevated baskets, one at each end (in the long direction) of the court, and the basketball itself. The ball is spherical in shape and is inflated. Basket-balls range in size from 28.5-30 in (72-76 cm) in circumference, and in weight from 18-22 oz (510-624 g). For players below the high school level, a smaller ball is used, but the ball in men’s games measures 29.5-30 in (75-76 cm) in circumference, and a women’s ball is 28.5-29 in (72-74 cm) in circumference. The covering of the ball is leather, rubber, composition, or synthetic, although leather covers only are dictated by rules for college play, unless the teams agree otherwise. Orange is the regulation color. At all levels of play, the home team provides the ball.

Inflation of the ball is based on the height of the ball’s bounce. Inside the covering or casing, a rubber bladder holds air. The ball must be inflated to a pressure sufficient to make it rebound to a height (measured to the top of the ball) of 49-54 in (1.2-1.4 m) when it is dropped on a solid wooden floor from a starting height of 6 ft (1.80 m) measured from the bottom of the ball. The factory must test the balls, and the air pressure that makes the ball legal in keeping with the bounce test is stamped on the ball. During the intensity of high school and college tourneys and the professional playoffs, this inflated sphere commands considerable attention.

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Improve Your Horse Racing Handicapping Success With Your PPI

As horse racing handicappers we often get so caught up in keeping records of our successful bets that we lose track of one important key to our own survival in the game. I’m talking about ROI. Without a strong ROI you aren’t going to stick around very long. It is absolutely important that you keep a good cash flow. Most pros agree that an ROI of 10% is a reasonable expectation and anything less can lead to a depletion of bankroll.

Kelly bettors know that depletion of bankroll for any period of time other than the usual expected fluctuations means a gradual decline leading to tapping out. So working at an ROI of say 10% is an absolute must. This is why record keeping is so important.

In order to maintain your 10% ROI you must make bets that have a reasonable percentage of expectancy and payout. A return on investment and return of investment, in other words the profit and frequency. Both categories must be within the realm of expectancy. Knowing which bets are good bets based on those two factors is paramount and that is where your PPI comes in.

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Explore Horse Racing Partnerships – The Average Person’s Answer To Owning A Racehorse

Being part of the winners circle has always required a huge commitment in time and even more in money until now…enter horse racing partnerships! With only a fraction of the financial investment required for owning a racehorse, thoroughbred partnerships make it possible for you can to enjoy all the excitement and thrills that horse racing provides.

Race horse partnerships provide racing enthusiasts with a means to enjoy the sport of kings without having to live like one. Training, caring for and racing horses is a highly competitive field that requires extensive knowledge and a specific set of skills that can take a lifetime to perfect. As part of a thoroughbred racehorse partnership, you are one of a group of individuals that share in the cost and care of a horse that is racing. Feeding, veterinary care, training and management are included in the racing partnership fees, leaving you free to enjoy the races.

Horse racing partnerships are highly attractive to anyone who has spent time at the races and loves the excitement. Some of the benefits:

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Horse Betting Strategy

Horse racing is a pastime many people indulge in for both entertainment and gambling sakes. With the high odds associated with horse betting, there are horse betting strategies that have to be followed to increase the odds of winning in the bet. These strategies basically provide profits from activities that were always producing a loss.

A typical horse betting strategy is based on different criterion including the form of the horse. There are also strategies that are based on financial systems like hedging and arbitrage and items like horse name, trainer form, lane draw and jockey form. However the modern horse betting strategies today tend to rely on specific betting possibilities that are offered by the betting exchanges.

Though there are many horse betting strategies, the strategy that works for one person may not work for another person. This is because you can determine the horse betting strategy that works for you on your experience with horse betting, and how seriously you play in horse betting.

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