In 1992 a washed up old stock car race driver named Ricky Dennis was drinking heavily at a minor league hockey game, trying to forget that he would never measure up to his father, NASCAR’s 1970 Rookie of the Year. Bored by all the ice dancing and haunted by his failures as a professional driver he decided to spend the next 10 years pursuing his dream of converting hockey rinks into miniature stock cars races around a really small track. In 2002 the Dennis junior saw his fantasies realized when Arena Racing became a legitimized professional sport.
People race tiny cars around a 1/10 of a mile track the same size as a hockey rink. Races are held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hampton Roads, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina.
The cars can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour or if you are in the metric system they go like 160 kiloms per hour.