road racing

noun

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

Examples of road racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ironman’s road racing division, Rock ‘n’ Roll, has largely moved away from the standard 26.2-mile marathon to focus on half marathons and shorter distances as the marathon boom of the 2010s receded. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 From 1986 to 2007, Murphy and his Elite Racing team changed the face of road running, adding music and charity running to road racing, turning the spotlight from the then-standard 10,000-meter and marathon distances to the 3.1-mile 5K and the 13.1-mile half-marathon. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 2022 MotoAmerica brings professional motorcycle road racing to Wisconsin this weekend with three days of competition in seven classes at Road America, the rolling 4-mile course outside Elkhart Lake in rural Sheboygan County. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2023 From 1986 to 2007, Murphy’s Elite Racing team changed the face of road running, adding music and charity running to road racing, turning the spotlight from the then-standard 10,000-meter and marathon distances to the 3.1-mile 5K and the 13.1-mile half-marathon. U-T Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2022 Since 2015, MotoAmerica has promoted road racing sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2022 That's why On's signature sneakers are worn just about everywhere these days, for road racing, weekend errands, and everywhere in between. Men's Health, 12 June 2023 But there does not appear to be an existing authorization specific to road racing or running, and the catalog does not include the BAA. Sahar Fatima, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2023 More:Key dates Wisconsin racing fans should know for 2023 MotoAmerica What: Motorcycle road racing often provides some of most entertaining competition of the year at Road America. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of road racing was in 1828

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“Road racing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20racing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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