For those of you that are not familiar with Sprint cars they are high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks. Sprint car racing is popular in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Sprint cars have a high power-to-weight ratio, making speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour possible on some tracks. 690 horsepower is
commonplace for these machines. The safety record of sprint car racing in recent years has been greatly improved by the use of roll cages to protect the drivers. Many IndyCar Series and NASCAR drivers used sprint car racing as an intermediate stepping stone on their way to more high profile divisions. The winged sprint car is driven for the Cornerstone Construction Racing team by John Gilbert Jr. in the TBARA series.