sprint car

noun

Definition of sprint car 

: a rugged racing automobile that is midway in size between midget racers and ordinary racers, has about the same horsepower as the larger racers, and is usually raced on a dirt track

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Johnson burst onto the national scene in 2016 by winning the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, the biggest race of the year for winged sprint cars. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "World of Outlaws star hospitalized after serious crash at Beaver Dam Raceway," 24 June 2018 In 2013, Jason Leffler died following a crash at a New Jersey sprint car race. Houston Chronicle, "World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash," 24 June 2018 From his mismatched socks to the bright orange painted Hoosier Tires on his No. 04 sprint car, Burton stood out at the track. Jonathan Streetman, Post-Tribune, "Carvers making statue of driver killed at Indiana race track," 15 June 2018 His love of life and sprint car racing was only surpassed by his deep and authentic love for his family, friends, competitors and fans. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "World of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver Jason Johnson Dies Following Tragic Race Crash," 25 June 2018 World of Outlaws sprint car driver Jason Johnson died Saturday night after a racing crash at Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway. Fox News, "Sprint car driver Jason Johnson dead after racing crash," 25 June 2018 World of Outlaws sprint car driver Jason Johnson died Sunday from injuries sustained in a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin the previous day. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "World of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver Jason Johnson Dies Following Tragic Race Crash," 25 June 2018 There's still a sprint car that races with Josh's No. Jonathan Streetman, Post-Tribune, "Carvers making statue of driver killed at Indiana race track," 15 June 2018 In addition to tracks with regular weekly shows, a number of traveling series spend significant time in the state, most notably the IRA Sprint series for dirt sprint cars, the ARCA Midwest Tour, and the second-year Dirt Kings Late Model Series. 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

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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