Clint Bowyer Bids Adieu to NASCAR, Dodges a Disaster

Clint Bowyer has officially started his first broadcasting season and has put his name in the winning column. Bowyer, alongside Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon, joined the Fox Sports broadcast booth this season with some helpful insight and analysis. He also became a hit when he added a touch of humor while analyzing the cup series races. Formally known for his performance on the track with a career that stretched 15 years long, it seems to be that this move has indeed proved to be lucky for him in many ways.

A Brief Look at Bowyer’s Career as a Full-Time Driver

Although Clint Bowyer did not get a chance to showcase his natural talent, he did make his mark with his sheer hard work and determination. Boyer has made it to the top five 72 times, and he even won 10 races along with his two consecutive wins in the year 2018. His driver standings in the Stewart-Haas Racing were 18th, 12th, 9th, and 12th. About the SHR cars, Bowyer said in his recent interview that they were not in the best conditions and he would have felt miserable if he was in any one of those cars. This is why he feels like he dodged a bullet this year.

What Does Bowyer Have to Say About His Newfound Line of Expertise

He stated that he has no regrets about stepping away from the track. He went on to say that his comment about the SHR cars were mere factual statements and was just telling the truth. Moreover, Clint Bowyer also noted that his decision of not getting back into the car was the right one considering that it would have made him miserable to do so. He also added that he loves NASCAR and wants to make a difference in whatever way he can. In addition, his fans do mean a lot to him, and if staying in the broadcast booth could keep him connected to his fans, he was willing to make that move.

Suzuki Hayabusa vs Snowmobile Is a Weird and Fun Drag Race

Since the invention of cars and motorcycles, drivers have been drag racing them. We can’t say the same about snowmobiles, at least not on asphalt, but it turns out that drag racing ski-doos are a thing. There’s also a Snowmobile Asphalt Drag Racing Association, which holds competitions regularly, and the yellow snowmobile you’ll see below belongs to Brian Lamb, who recently won an MSDRA race. He took his updated 1999 BRP snowmobile to Byron Dragway and raced a Suzuki Hayabusa in a pair of 1/8-mile sprints.

Suzuki Hayabusa vs Snowmobile Is a Weird and Fun Drag RaceProbably the Fastest Snowmobile Ever

This isn’t your typical Ski-Doo, as you might have guessed. It’s been updated to run on asphalt and has a rebuilt engine that’s ready to go quick on the drag strip. The 0.8-liter (49.3-cubic-inch) two-stroke three-cylinder engine runs on racing fuel and nitrous oxide. It’s also impressively quick.

Before taking on the Hayabusa, Brian ran a test 1/8-mile in 6.88 seconds at 95.30 mph (153.37 kph). While this snowmobile competes in quarter-mile races, Byron Dragway was forced to run 1/8-mile races due to strong winds and bush fires in the area.

With a 6.54-second ET in the first race against the Suzuki Hayabusa, the bike wins. In 6.86 seconds, the Ski-Doo crosses the finish line. Given that the Hayabusa’s trap speed was nearly 20 mph (32 kph), the disparity makes sense.

Brian Lamb and his high-performance snowmobileBrian wins the second leg, this time with a 6.63-second sprint at 97.39 mph, which is significantly faster than the first (156.73 kph). The Hayabusa rider completes the 1/8-mile in 7.42 seconds at 84 mph (135.18 kph), but the rider is struggling to keep up with the powerful wind.

Snowmobile Racing Surely Is Worth the Attention

It’s certainly the strangest drag racing video you’ll ever see, but we believe snowmobile asphalt racing deserves a lot more attention than it currently receives. Sure, they’re not as fast as a funny car and top fuel racers, but it’s a sport that everyone can participate in.