A bizarre car racing sport in the UK puts the driver’s life at risk every time

Oval racingDan GiannopoulosOval Racing drivers compete in a race.

Short Oval racing may look like a version of Nascar, but they are nothing alike. While both sports require racing around a track, Short Oval racing comes with a dangerous twist — the drivers intentionally crash into each other.

There are different categories, such as stock cars and bangers. Bangers is the most popular category, and is also the most dangerous seeing as the goal is to take your opponent out of the race.

Photographer Dan Giannopoulos started documenting the sport in 2014.

The one constant that I’ve found in photographing this community is how warm and good natured it is,” Giannopoulos told Business Insider. “A race day is full of humor, camaraderie, and competitiveness that never veers into animosity between racers off of the track.”

Ahead, see brutal images of the dangerous sport.

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