drag racing

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drag race

A race between two cars to determine which can accelerate faster from a standstill.

[From drag, an automobile (slang).]

drag racer n.
drag racing n.
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drag racing

High speed events to record the fastest time over a given distance. Cars compete in pairs on a straight paved track called a drag strip at speeds that may top 260 mph.
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