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Motorsport

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Motorsport or motor sport is a global term used to encompass the group of competitive sporting events which primarily involve the use of motorised vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition. [1]

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Air racing

Air racing is a highly specialised type of motorsport that involves airplanes or other types of aircraft that compete over a fixed course, with the winner either returning the shortest time, the one to complete it with the most points, or to come closest to a previously estimated time.

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Arizona

Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.

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Auto racing

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.

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Baja 1000

The SCORE Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

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Baja California Peninsula

The Baja California Peninsula (Lower California Peninsula, Península de Baja California) is a peninsula in Northwestern Mexico.

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Beijing

Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.

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Boat racing

Boat racing is a sport in which boats, or other types of watercraft, race on water.

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Brooklands

Brooklands was a motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Daytona Beach and Road Course

The Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR.

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Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.

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Drag racing

For the drag queen reality competition program, see RuPaul's Drag Race. Drag racing is a type of motor racing in which automobiles or motorcycles (usually specially prepared for the purpose) compete, usually two at a time, to be first to cross a set finish line.

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Drifting (motorsport)

Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of a corner.

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Drone racing

FPV drone racing (where FPV stands for first-person view or first person video) is a sport type where participants control "drones" (typically small radio-controlled aircraft or quadcopters), equipped with cameras while wearing head-mounted displays showing the live stream camera feed from the drones.

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Electric motorsport

Electric motorsport (also known as electric racing or electric motor racing) is a category of motor sport that consists of the racing of electric powered vehicles for competition, either in all-electric series, or in open-series against vehicles with different power trains.

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Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA, English: International Automobile Federation) is an association established as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR, English: 'International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs') on 20 June 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users.

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Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, International Motorcycling Federation) is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle racing.

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Florida

Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Florida State Road A1A

State Road A1A (SR A1A) is a north-south Florida State Road that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, from Key West at the southern tip of Florida, to Fernandina Beach, just south of Georgia on Amelia Island.

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Formula 5000

Formula 5000 (or F5000) was an open wheel, single seater auto-racing formula that ran in different series in various regions around the world from 1968 to 1982.

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Formula E

Formula E, officially the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, is a class of auto racing that uses only electric-powered cars.

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Formula Ford

Formula Ford is an entry-level class of single seater, open-wheel formula racing.

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Formula One

Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.

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Formula One Group

The Formula One Group is a group of companies responsible for the promotion of the FIA Formula One World Championship, and the exercising of the sport's commercial rights.

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Formula Palmer Audi

Formula Palmer Audi, officially abbreviated to FPA, and sometimes informally abbreviated to Palmer Audi, was a one-make class of open wheel Formula racing founded in 1998 by former Formula One driver, Jonathan Palmer.

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Formula racing

Formula racing is any of several forms of open-wheeled single-seater motorsport.

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Formula Renault

Formula Renault is a class of formula racing founded in 1971, popular in Europe and elsewhere.

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Formula Three

Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or F3, is a class of open-wheel formula racing.

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Formula Two

Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, is a type of open wheel formula racing first codified in 1948.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Freestyle motocross

Freestyle motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motocross in which motorcycle riders attempt to impress judges with jumps and stunts.

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Glossary of motorsport terms

The following is a glossary of terminology used in motorsport, along with explanations of their meanings.

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Gordon Bennett Cup (auto racing)

As one of three Gordon Bennett Cups established by James Gordon Bennett, Jr., millionaire owner of the New York Herald, the automobile racing award was first given in 1900 in France.

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GP2 Series

The GP2 Series was a form of open wheel motor racing introduced in 2005 following the discontinuation of the long-term Formula One feeder series, Formula 3000.

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GP3 Series

The GP3 Series, or GP3 for short, is a single seater motor racing series launched in 2010 as a feeder series for the GP2 Series, introduced by GP2 organiser Bruno Michel.

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Grand Prix motor racing

Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894.

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Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States.

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Gymkhana (motorsport)

Gymkhana is a type of motorsport, known as Motorkhana in Australia and New Zealand, and Autotesting in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an automobile racing circuit located in Speedway, Indiana (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States.

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IndyCar

Indy Racing League, LLC, doing business as IndyCar (stylized INDYCAR), is an American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing.

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International Motorsports Hall of Fame

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to the sports of auto racing and motorized boat racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer.

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Josef Newgarden

Josef Nicolai Newgarden (born December 22, 1990) is an American race car driver, who currently competes as a driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Junior Johnson

Robert Glenn Johnson, Jr.

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Kart racing

Kart racing or karting is a variant of open-wheel motorsport with small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design.

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La Paz

La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (the constitutional capital of Bolivia is Sucre).

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Lawn mower racing

Lawnmower racing is a form of motorsport in which competitors race modified lawnmowers, usually of the ride-on or self-propelled variety.

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List of motorsport championships

This list of motorsport championships is a list of national and international motorsport championships decided by the points or positions earned by a driver from multiple races.

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Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame

The Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame is located on South Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach, California.

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Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid

The Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid was a highly successful Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing car designed and developed under the direction of Aldo Costa, Geoff Willis and Paddy Lowe, to compete in the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship.

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Motocross

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits.

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Motor racing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Motor racing was contested at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

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Motor vehicle

A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle, commonly wheeled, that does not operate on rails, such as trains or trams and used for the transportation of passengers, or passengers and property.

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Motorcycle racing

Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and motorbike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles.

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Motorcycle trials

Motorcycle trials, also known as observed trials, is a non-speed event on specialized motorcycles.

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Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is a Hall of Fame and museum for American motorsports legends.

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NASCAR

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.

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National Off-Road Racing Association

The National Off-Road Racing Association (usually abbreviated NORRA) is a desert off-road racing association.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Open-wheel car

An open-wheel car (formula car, or often single-seater car in British English) is a car with the wheels outside the car's main body, and usually having only one seat.

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Paris–Rouen (motor race)

Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Horseless Carriages Contest (Concours du 'Petit Journal' Les Voitures sans Chevaux), was a pioneering city-to-city motoring competition in 1894 which is sometimes described as the world's first competitive motor race.

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Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.

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Race track

A race track (or "racetrack", "racing track" or "racing circuit") is a facility built for racing of vehicles, athletes, or animals (e.g. horse racing or greyhound racing).

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Racing

In sport, racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point.

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Radio-controlled model

A radio-controlled model (or RC model) is a model that is steerable with the use of radio control.

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Rallying

Rally is a form of motorsport that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars.

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Regularity rally

A regularity rally, also called time-speed-distance or TSD rally, is a type of motorsport rally with the object of driving each segment of a Course in a specified time at a specified average speed.

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Richard Petty

Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

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Slot car racing

*Note: this article concerns slot car racing competition.

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Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway is a road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, California, USA.

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Sport

Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.

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Sports car racing

Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with sports cars that have two seats and enclosed wheels.

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Stock car racing

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing.

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Terminology

Terminology is the study of terms and their use.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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Tijuana

Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula, located at the center of the Tijuana and the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan areas.

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Touring car racing

Touring car racing is an auto racing competition with heavily modified road-going cars.

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Tractor pulling

Truck and Tractor pulling, also known as power pulling, is a motorsport competition, popular in the United States, Canada, Europe (especially in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Germany), Australia and Brazil, and New Zealand which requires modified tractors to pull a heavy sled along a 35 foot wide, 330 foot long track, with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sled the farthest.

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Truck racing

Truck racing is a form of motor racing which involves modified versions of heavy tractor units on racing circuits.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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1900 Summer Olympics

The 1900 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1900), today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Paris, France, in 1900.

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24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since near the town of Le Mans, France.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorsport

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