Definition of speedway
1 : a public road on which fast driving is allowed; specifically : expressway
2 : a racecourse for automobiles or motorcycles
3 : a sprint race for motorcycles
Recent Examples of speedway from the Web
The damage wasn't enough to end Earnhardt's shot at picking up his 18th career victory at the famed speedway.
The damage wasn’t enough to end Earnhardt’s shot at picking up his 18th career victory at the famed speedway.
Larson won the August NASCAR race at Michigan last year showing he is now dialed in at the 2.5-mile speedway.
Before the year ended, the speedway was shut down, giving way initially to a shopping center and later to several big-box stores.
The speedway grounds also allowed for two full-size stages; in years past, the fest made do with one main stage and a smaller one.
Bryan Warf of Meridian has won four straight Winged Sprint championships at the speedway and has two more victories already this season.
Far away from the neon adult playground of Las Vegas, Steven Soderbergh's next heist film moves from the casino to a North Carolina speedway.
Gizelle and Karen go on a double date at an indoor speedway.
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First Known Use of speedway
SPEEDWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of speedway for English Language Learners
: a track where cars or motorcycles race
: the sport of racing motorcycles on a special track
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