Why is Drag Racing called drag racing?
This is only an educated guess, but back in the early part of the 20th century, the main street in any given town was referred to as "the main drag". Since organized drag racing grew from street racing, if you challenged someone to race from one intersection to the next, you are racing on the "main drag", thus "Drag Racing". Now why the street in town was called the "main drag", well, that is another question to be answered elsewhere.
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Drag racing (1954) is from slang sense of "wagon, buggy" (1755), because a horse would drag it. By 1851 this was transferred to "street," as in the phrase main drag, and it was adopted by hot rodders for "race on city streets." Dragster is also from 1954. edit: drag racing does not imply it is on city streets, it can be closed course and normally is
I cannot say for sure, however, I remember a car magazine, maybe Carcraft, doing an article on the Australian cars, and their owners, back in the late 70's, or early 80's. As I recall, there were a handful of guys that were trying to open a track. The Australian National Drag Racing Association, or ANDRA for short, is the primary drag racing sanctioning body in Australia. The organisation was created in 1973 for the more…
Drag racing is all over Australia. If you begin to race, then this will become your 'home track'. Have a look on the ANDRA (Australian National Drag Racing Association Inc.) website (see the related link below) then scroll way down to the bottom and under competitors and click on the tracks link and then click on what ever the part of Australia is relevant to you, if you don't have anyone to ask. I hope…