What is Roll Racing?

What is Roll Racing?

In the adrenaline-fueled realm of motorsport, enthusiasts are constantly seeking new ways to push the boundaries of speed and skill. In recent years, one emerging phenomenon has captured the attention of thrill-seekers and racing aficionados alike: Roll Racing (sometimes known as Roll Drags).

What is Roll Racing?

In short Roll Racing (roll drags) is a race over a defined distance with a rolling start. Competitors are sent from a staging area towards the start line where they are required to hold a speed of 40 to 50 kilometres per hour, lights go Green, and the race is ON! The race unfolds as participants accelerate side by side until they reach the finish line. Unlike drag racing, where the primary focus is on acceleration from a standstill, Roll Racing (roll drags) emphasizes Grip, Acceleration and Top-end speed, making for thrilling head-to-head battles down the track.

Differentiating Roll Racing from Drag Racing?

While roll racing (roll drags) and drag racing share the common objective of determining the fastest vehicle over a given distance, several key distinctions set them apart:

Starting Conditions: In drag racing, both vehicles come to a complete stop before launching off the line, often utilizing specialized track preparation, launch techniques and equipment to achieve maximum acceleration. Conversely, Roll Racing (roll drags) begins with both vehicles already in motion on an unprepped surface, more like that which you would find on an ordinary road. Eliminating the intense launch procedures and placing lower stresses on the vehicles racing.

Strategy and Skill: Roll Racing (roll drags) introduces a strategic element not typically seen in Drag Racing. Competitors must master the art of holding a vehicle at a set speed while simultaneously building boost (Left foot braking) then timing their launch and acceleration to ensure they don’t jump the start light. A race can be won in Roll Racing (roll drags) purely from getting a good start.

Vehicle Preparation: While drag racing often involves highly specialized vehicles optimized for racing that discipline, Roll Racing (roll drags) places greater emphasis on street style builds with most cars entered being the owner’s pride and joy that they enjoy using in numerous way. Roll Racing (roll drags) is typically easier on cars as mechanical failures are less common. Many Roll Racing (roll drags) entries drive to the track, take part in the event and drive home.

Roll Racing in Australia

In Australia, Roll Racing (roll drags) has rapidly gained popularity amongst car enthusiasts seeking a new and exciting way to enjoy their cars and to test their skills on the track. With a thriving following of dedicated racers and workshops in places such as Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Roll Racing (roll drags) has become the catalyst that is building the car scene to new levels.

From the iconic Sydney Motorsport Park in NSW to the extremely impressive Shell V Power Motorsport Park in SA, Carco.com.au Raceway in WA and Queensland Raceway in QLD, Roll Racing events across Australia attract participants from all walks of life, united by their passion for speed and love of their cars. Whether it's in a high-performance supercar, fine-tuned Japanese import, Aussie Muscle or European brute roll racing offers a platform for drivers to showcase their talents and push the limits of what's possible on four wheels.

In conclusion, roll racing  (roll drags) represents a thrilling evolution of traditional drag racing, offering a unique blend of speed, strategy, and skill that continues to captivate motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. As the sport continues to grow in popularity, I do not doubt that roll racing (roll drags) will remain a cornerstone of the Australian motorsport scene for years to come, providing an adrenaline-fueled outlet for drivers to chase their need for speed.