#1656: RollerRacer

Today’s invention is an attempt to boost the excitement of car racing for spectators. It consists of a rollercoaster track which runs above sections of a motorracing track.

People board carts on the rollercoaster and their descent is timed to allow them to ‘fly’ just above a car or a pack of competing cars.

The carts might need to be powered by motors, in addition to gravity, so that they are capable of matching the cars’ speeds (albeit for only short periods).

This would add to the drama of such an event, without significantly obscuring the TV cameras’ view of the race. Indeed, extra cameras could be mounted on the rollercoaster carts (which would, themselves, carry sponsors’ branding).