The pace of everyday life seems to be increasing dramatically, yet there are still people looking to move faster. Many of them may enjoy the thrill, and others might crave a challenge. Whether they are racing on foot, on a horse, or in a motor vehicle, every one of them may want to use a professionally built track.
Building for speed is the general idea behind design decisions when building any type of track. Safety is also a consideration for competitors and fans. Combining those concepts with the local weather and building materials available is often how the final results are achieved. Whether the goal is an athletic track for runners, a racing oval for horses, or even a special track for motor vehicle racing, design is always a function of what the participants using it will need.