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posted September 03, 2003 10:33 PM
Ok I need some info on pollution from racecars. doing a school report for science and need alot of info for my report. Please help me out here yall.

posted September 04, 2003 10:43 AM
Racing creats a huge amount of pollution. The vehicles themselves as being raced and pollution caused by building and maintaining them. Vehicles that use a fuel cell or are powered by electricity create less pollution than reciprocating engines using hydrocarbon-based fuels. However, even a race vehicle using electric or fuel cell adds to pollution depending upon how the fuel was created...electricity from a coal or nuclear powerplant, creation and disposal of batteries, etc.

One must also consider the pollution created by race fans in attending an event and the trash generated from concessions and beverages.

I predict there will be (and should be ) a strong push to make racing more friendly to the environment. I'd like to see the race sanctioning bodies take the lead before the government and public steps in to force the issue.

Just my humble opinion...
Gerry Dedonis


[This message has been edited by KSGerry (edited September 04, 2003).]

rico 08
posted September 04, 2003 09:01 PM
The amount of pollution generated by racing is a very small part of the overall pollution.Far more pollution comes from industry,and on a global scale third world countries in my opinion.But in the future racing will probably be banned because unlike industry it doesn't help the economy in a directly proportionate way that big business does.IMHO

posted September 05, 2003 12:52 AM
I beg to differ! Racing generates more income for big brother than any other sport! Just walk through the pits of any race track and add up the dollars sitting there. Now consider how tax is paid in buying those parts.
Cars that run on alcohol are much more freindly to the envronment than those on gas. Alcohol is a green fuel while gas is an oil product. Not to mention the myriad of nasty by products of burning gas.
But, you are right, eventually some liberal wacko's will put the choke hold on racing as we know it.

posted September 05, 2003 10:16 PM
I see safty precautions already in effect.Alot of tracks are enforcing rules like no antifreeze,no diesel to keep mud off cars,no oil changes etc.I believe racing has come along way in cleaning up there acts,I sure there will be many rule changes ahead for this purpose but then again should we all be concerned about this type of thing

posted September 05, 2003 10:45 PM
it would be so nice if all the enviromentalist would just leave us alone so we all can have some fun on the weekend and get away from day to day b.s.

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