drag strip


Definition of drag strip

: the site of a drag race specifically : a strip of pavement with a racing area at least ¹/₄ mile long

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Friday's race begins at Hunter's Creek Sports Park in Star, will work its way up Can Ada Road, west into the 2C and northeast up Chaparral Road, with the conclusion at the drag strip on Highway 16. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "A brand-new event, and one of Boise's annual traditions. A big cycling weekend is on tap.," 10 July 2018 The racers’ chosen drag strips are long, secluded, straight and newly paved roadways. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Sheriff's Office sees rise in street racing in Orange County, wants to make it a felony," 23 May 2018 For now, the 800 is like the V-12 AMG cars, in that giant-slaying power figures don’t translate to significant gains at the drag strip. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Brabus 800: The Usual 789-HP Mercedes-Benz E-class," 6 Mar. 2018 Drivers race head-to-virtual-head on a virtual drag strip Volvo: Strap on the headset at one of four stations to experience what Volvo is known for: safety. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "18 things to drive at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show," 10 Feb. 2018 With dirt and asphalt ovals, an internationally renown road course and even a couple of drag strips, a Wisconsin racing fan can find a race to attend from late April into early October. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A track opener — even a ragged one — is just the cure for a racing fan's spring fever," 29 Apr. 2018 Twenty minutes northeast of the Strip, out I-15, the racetrack that hosts NASCAR racing in March and September is the anchor of a speedway complex that includes a drag strip, off-road course, and go-kart track among the 11 tracks on the property. Reid Tuvim, Philly.com, "Wonders to see away from the Vegas Strip," 20 Apr. 2018 Visitors might learn about an automaker’s plans for urban mobility while flying above a make-believe landscape, take a virtual reality sprint around a test track or scream down a drag strip at the wheel of a production-model hot rod. Paul Stenquist, New York Times, "Virtual Reality Is Carmakers’ Latest Selling Tool, at Shows and in Showrooms," 29 Mar. 2018 Osmond and his buddies built a series of race cars, campaigning them at drag strips from York, Pa., to Southern Maryland. John Kelly, Washington Post, "It’s kind of a drag: Kensington, Md., was once famed for its ‘speed shops’," 25 Dec. 2017

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drag strip

: a place where drag races happen

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