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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Woodstock has announced road closures and a traffic control plan for July 4, Independence Day, with its annual offerings of a road race, parade, festival and fireworks display. David Ibata, ajc, "Woodstock unveils traffic plan for July 4 festivities," 18 June 2018 In January 1915 the world’s fastest race-car drivers came to San Diego to compete in the 305-mile San Diego Exposition road race on Point Loma., "The Great Exposition Road Race," 10 Jan. 2018 Van Avermaet, the 2016 Olympic road race champion who is support rider for BMC leader Richie Porte, took the yellow jersey when his team won Monday’s team time trial. Joseph Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Gaviria beats Sagan again to claim 2nd Tour win on Stage 4," 10 July 2018 Van Avermaet, the 2016 Olympic road race champion who is a support rider for BMC leader Richie Porte, took the overall lead when his team won Monday’s team time trial. Joseph Wilson,, "Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 4 of Tour de France," 10 July 2018 The inaugural Chrono Kristin Armstrong, a 13.3-mile road race, will stretch from West Ada County into Canyon County and end at Firebird Raceway on Friday. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "A brand-new event, and one of Boise's annual traditions. A big cycling weekend is on tap.," 10 July 2018 From Iowa, the series then heads to Toronto's street circuit, Mid-Ohio for a road race and then Pocono's superspeedway. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar: 5 storylines as series heads to Hunter-Reay's home away from home, Iowa Speedway," 5 July 2018 The effort was especially commendable considering that this season was his first running track in middle school after spending the previous two years running 5- and 10-kilometer road races. Gary Curreri,, "Polo Park, Crestwood tracksters make impact in county championship meet," 30 June 2018 Ford’s insanely popular F-150 Raptor off-road race truck will add electronically controlled adaptive shock absorbers for a smoother ride and better control when the 2019 model goes on sale late this year. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Ford Raptor adds adaptive shocks ready for 'jump mode'," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of road racing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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