Definition of drag race in English:

drag race


  • A race between two cars over a short distance, usually a quarter of a mile, as a test of acceleration.

    • ‘When they stopped racing in 1974, he took up professional bass fishing for most of the rest of the decade, later went into the car business, and didn't go to a drag race again for many years.’
    • ‘The street lights along the side of the roads are giving the race the air of a drag race.’
    • ‘A local track's bracket race is like a family gathering and the drag race is just part of the party.’
    • ‘What he did at this season's previous 16 races really doesn't matter; what matters is that at the biggest drag race of the year, there was no one better.’
    • ‘If a street race or a drag race is unauthorised, it is therefore already - before we even pass this bill - against the law, because it would involve excessive speed and breaking the speed limit.’
    • ‘If he would have stuck around Sunday, it would have made it a different drag race.’
    • ‘‘When I got back to Tampa from the first drag race I saw and entered in 1953 with my stock '50 Ford, I started working on a real race car,’ he said.’
    • ‘One in five drivers lamented that television coverage, no matter how good it is, can never fully capture the sound and fury of a live drag race.’
    • ‘When you come to a drag race, you get a little bit of everything.’
    • ‘I have some friends who have never seen a drag race, but I have already talked to them about going to Pomona with me.’
    • ‘I decided to take my fiancée, Christina, to her first drag race, and boy did she ever turn out to be one heck of a good-luck charm.’
    • ‘It's a drag race, not a track meet, for crying out loud.’
    • ‘Lash competed in his first drag race at the age of 17 in 1953.’
    • ‘I have always been a fan of all motor sports, but after my first drag race (the inaugural Lucas Oil NHRA Route 66 Nationals), I was hooked!’
    • ‘He took third, while Tony Brown held off the class two leader all race only to lose momentum exiting the chicane for the final time and lose the drag race to the line - and with it fourth place.’
    • ‘No television show will ever replace the visceral impact of attending the drag race in person, but this show will definitely bring viewers about as close to the action as possible today.’
    • ‘The best way I can think of to describe what it's like to go to a race in the Northwest Division is ‘I went to a family reunion and a drag race broke out.’’
    • ‘We even took my grandbaby out to her first drag race, and I sat in the stands with all of the fans.’
    • ‘From the first time I can remember seeing a drag race as a little kid, the only thing I ever wanted to do was race and be a Pro one day.’
    • ‘I don't know if I've ever seen so many fans crowd the pits or pack the grandstands at a drag race as they did in Indianapolis.’


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