Are These The 8 Weirdest Motorsports Ever?

  07/20/2017


Just when you thought you've seen it all. We recently posted about rototiller racing and the craziness that "motorsport" is. And it should probably be included in this list, since most of these motorsports are pretty common and not something you would necessarily classify as “weird”. But if you wait it out until #1 you probably won't be disappointed.

The first sport shown is one that gets a good amount of coverage and isn't all that odd. As a matter of fact, Ian from Xtreme Off Road has been out to the King of the Hammers off-road extravaganza.

Next up is just plain fun to watch. Sprint boat racing. Small, high-powered boats shred around a tight course and require ridiculous precision from the driver and navigator. Although, one minor misstep and things can go very badly, just as the guy in the video demonstrates.

Sand and dirt drag racing is the grittier, shorter version of drag racing on concrete that's next on the list. The cars are virtual twins of their quarter mile counterparts, except they use paddle tires to sling sand/dirt into the air.

If you go back to the water, swamp buggy racing is a combination of boats and mud racing. The vehicles use huge pizza-cutter style wheels in the front and tall, skinny paddle tires in the back.

Then you have formula offroad, lawnmower racing, and they even throw in school bus racing. And while they're not super weird, they're a bit different. But at the top of the list is something you may not even know exists. It's called Pig 'N Ford races and it starts out with a driver sprinting to a series of pig pens, the driver then grabs his squealing co-pilot, a small piglet, and then jumps in his Model T for a lap around the track.

After the lap is finished, the driver jumps out of the car, swaps pigs, and returns to the car to complete the race! If that doesn’t sound like a good time, nothing does!
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