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Definition of drag race in English:

noun

A race between two cars over a short distance, usually a quarter of a mile, as a test of acceleration.
Example sentences
  • A local track's bracket race is like a family gathering and the drag race is just part of the party.
  • I have always been a fan of all motor sports, but after my first drag race (the inaugural Lucas Oil NHRA Route 66 Nationals), I was hooked!
  • If a street race or a drag race is unauthorised, it is therefore already - before we even pass this bill - against the law, because it would involve excessive speed and breaking the speed limit.

Derivatives

drag racer

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noun
Example sentences
  • A Sportsman drag racer can enjoy the benefits of big cylinder bores at no extra cost: a set of pistons for 4.500-inch, 4.600-inch, or 4.625-inch cylinders cost virtually the same.
  • His recent success has catapulted him into the running for a coveted spot on the International Race Of Champions circuit, an honor never before bestowed on a drag racer.
  • Said Ernie, ‘It was a good time to be a drag racer.’

drag racing

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Though the venues are similar, a major difference between drag racing and stock car racing is pit access.
  • He soon began drag racing at local tracks and competing in oval-track stock-car events.
  • She might be involved in stock car racing, but drag racing will always be number one in her heart.

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