SPORTS

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

STREETCAR RACES, WHERE CHICKS RULE

May 22 2006
SPORTS

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

STREETCAR RACES, WHERE CHICKS RULE

May 22 2006

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

SPORTS

STREETCAR RACES, WHERE CHICKS RULE

The city of Szeged, Hungary, has staged the world’s first drag races for trams. Contestants boarded streetcars and accelerated over 100-m parallel tracks, overcoming the machines’ anti-spin electronics with skill and daring. Speeds of up to 40 km/h were achieved, and a shocking upset emerged. Borbala Kiss Klonka, a female tram driver, beat 17 competitors, sparking a demand from male drivers for a rematch to reclaim their dignity.