road racing


Definition of road racing

: racing over public roads especially : automobile racing over roads or over a closed course designed to simulate public roads

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road race noun

Examples of road racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside its walls, in the largest parking lot in North America, there was road racing, RV shows and swap meets. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Stadium farewell: 50,000-seat facility made for ‘major league city’," 21 Feb. 2021 The curriculum has been enhanced to include new and updated courses that range from classes in Formula cars to road racing. Robert Ross, Robb Report, "Radford Racing School Puts an Already Iconic Academy in Overdrive," 23 Mar. 2021 Diaz is a father of three teenagers, a gearhead and owner of 1965 Mustangs, and an avid fan of motorsports such as F1, IndyCar and road racing. Los Angeles Times, "The Times announces additions to podcast, project management teams," 22 Mar. 2021 The technology started in a World Cup-level ski race helmet before moving to a road racing helmet worn in the Tour de France. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, "Cycling Helmet Technology Stepping Up Sophistication," 1 Mar. 2021 Justin Williams is the first Black cyclist to win a national title in road racing, and that was only two years ago. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Cycling heavyweights hope starting HBCU, TCU teams will help improve diversity," 12 Nov. 2020 His road racing successes including Rock 'n' Roll Arizona titles in 2016 and 2017 and finishing 16th at the 2017 Boston Marathon in 2:18.20. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Elite runner Tommy Puzey improves, prepares for bone marrow transplant," 8 Oct. 2020 The full-contact competition and unpredictable outcomes – five races have finished with first-time winners – coincided with growing interest in road racing within the NASCAR industry and its fan base. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "NASCAR's elite Cup Series will bring its fireworks to Road America for the first time in 2021," 30 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of road racing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of road racing was in 1828

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6 May 2021

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“Road racing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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