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Photos, and much more! Drifting has evolved into a competitive sport where drivers compete in rear-wheel drive cars to keep their cars sideways for as long as possible. At the top levels of competition, especially the Option-run D1 Grand Prix in Japan and the US, drivers are able to keep their cars sliding for extended periods of time, often through several turns. Drifting competitions are judged based not on the time it takes to complete a course, but how much slip angle a driver can get, how long they hold it, and how close they stay to the racing line, or to the wall. Final rounds of competition often include tandem fast drift runs nicknamed "tsuiso" in Japanese, where one car follows another through the course, attempting to keep up with or even pass the car in front. In the tsuiso rounds, it doesn't matter if the racing line is wrong, it matters who can have the most exciting drift. A car does not even have to keep up, and in fact in some cases a car that was left behind on the straight produced a beautiful drift, winning him that round. A spin, understeer, or collision results in a disqualification of the offending party.
The 2014 season of the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series got going back in April and is scheduled to run until November, although people started putting down bets on the possible winner of it months ago – before it even started. Theoretically it is easier to make an accurate outright bet on the winner by this stage of the season, but in NASCAR, things can change very rapidly – and this is reflected in the constantly shifting odds offered by the bookmakers. So which drivers are rated possible winners at the moment? To a certain extent the bookies favourites reflect the current standings – with the Jimmie Johnson currently leading the table, and also the favourite with the sports betting sites, on 7/4. However, Carl Edwards is currently second in the standings, twenty five points behind Johnson, but his odds of 10/1 leave him as fifth favourite with the bookies. They have Matt Kenseth as second favourite on 7/1, despite him being nearly a hundred points off Johnson. So would you be better gambling on Edwards or Kenseth? Well, although Kenseth is currently further off the pace, his record of three event wins this season is the equal of Johnson’s – whereas Edwards has only won a single race – suggesting that Kenseth has the driving skills and speed to make up this deficit. Of course you may not be able to choose between them, in which case you can play Motor Slot Speed Machine at RiverBelle casino instead. This is a casino slots game based entirely around motor biking, and represents the perfect alternative to NASCAR betting. The excitement of the game is obvious right from the start – with the five reels set against a backdrop of a gleaming motor bike driving headlong into flames – and once you get started the game lives up to this. The bonus game, which features a bike race with the player having to choose the right bike to bet on to win a prize, will delight any motor sports fan – while the presence of the wild symbol (the speedometer) on the reels seriously boosts your odds of a win, even if it’s not the $50,000 jackpot.
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