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


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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 18:35:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kevin Moran <gridplan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Probably silly question # 6037, but why counter-clock wise?

The Straight Dope is a great resource for this type of question. From Cecil Adams' archives circa 1990:

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_113b.html

With regard to car racing in the U.S. he mentions:

"Oval tracks for stock-car racing are common in the U.S.; they're counterclockwise because in stock cars the driver is on the left and if he loses control and crashes into a wall the right side will absorb most of the impact."

Kevin Moran
Bloomington, Indiana
USA