(Ted might want to refer to this image from his presentation at Cirque last year)
Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio
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From: Jay Sexton <email@example.com>
Subject: [CR]Clockwise or no? Paging Ted Ernst
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:31:34 -0700
> Ted Ernst hasn't chimed in on this one yet. If anybody
> would have the skinny, he would.
> Jay Sexton
> Sebastopol, CA
> There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the direction of
> racing. In US, almost all oval tracks [for any kind of
> racing; foot, bike, motor, roller skates...] seem to go
> counterclockwise. Motor "road" racing in the US is
> generally clockwise (tho' I remember Upper Marlboro, Md.
> was counter but it included part of a banked oval).
> European motor racing is usually clockwise including
> closed road circuits like Nurburgring, the old bankings at
> AVUS and Monza, and open road courses like the Mille
> Miglia. The banked Brooklands track in England ran
> counterclockwise. English and American horse racing seem
> to run counterclockwise generally, but Longchamps in Paris
> appears to be clockwise. I cannot deduce a rule.
> David Bean
> Arlington, MA
> beandk at are-see-enn dot com