[CR]Probably silly question # 6037, but why counter-clock wise?


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007

From: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 09:00:18 -0400
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Subject: [CR]Probably silly question # 6037, but why counter-clock wise?

I am wondering why all race tracks that I know of that are either circular or oval seem to have the racers going counter clock wise. Is there a reason for this? My wife speculated that perhaps it has to do with our reading right to left and that folks who read left to right may have different set ups...I think she is on shaky ground there, but I can't sure say she's
wrong.
Anybody out there know?
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi USA