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    Auto Racing Vocabulary Word List (340)

    A)Ability, Absentee, Acceleration, Accident, Accolade, Action, Adaptive, Adjustment, Advantage, Aerodynamic, Aggressive, Airfoil, All-wheel drive, Amateur, Ambitious, Attendance, Authority, Automatic, Automobile, Award, Axle
    B)Back-up, Bank, Berth, Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonus, Braking
    C)Caution, Challenge, Champion, Championship, Chassis, Cheating, Checkered flag, Clearance, Cockpit, Collision, Collusion, Combination, Combustion, Competition, Concentration, Consecutive, Construction, Consumption, Contingency, Control, Courage, Courageous, Course, Crawl, Creep, Crew, Crowd, Curves, Cylinder
    D)Dangerous, Data, Daytona, Debut, Deceleration, Deduction, Defending, Design, Despondent, Destroy, Determination, Development, Die-hard, Digital, Dimension, Discontinue, Display, Disqualified, Distance, Dock, Document, Domination, Draft, Dragster, Drama, Drivable, Duel, Dynamic, Dynasty
    E)Eager, Earnest, Emerging, Engine, Enhancement, Entertainment, Enthusiasm, Entry, Equipment, Ergonomic, Error, Estimation, Euphoria, Evasive, Event, Excitement, Exhaust, Expectation, Exposure, Expulsion, Exultation
    F)Famous, Fans, Fast, Feature, Fee, Fender, Fine, Finish, Flag, Flexibility, Formidable, Formula, Framework, Frenzy, Friction, Front-row, Front-runner, Fuel, Fulfill, Fuselage
    G)Gauge, Gear, Gear box, Gear head, Grand-Prix, Grandstand, Grid, Grit
    H)Halt, Handle, Hazard, Helmet, High-speed, Horsepower, Hub, Hydraulic
    I)Ignition, Image, Improvement, Increase, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Industry, Influx, Infraction, Injection, Inspection, Instinctive, Instrumentation, Integrity, International
    J)Jack-of-all-trades, Jalopy, Joint, Jostle, Joy, Judge, Judgment
    K)Keyless, Kilometer (km), Kismet
    L)Lap, Legendary, Legion, Length, License, Lightness, Lightweight, Limit, Linchpin, Lineup, Lubricate
    M)Major, Management, Manifold, Manufacture, Margin, Mechanic, Melee, Minor, Monaco, Mph
    N)Noise, Nominal, Noticeable
    O)Obstacle, Octane, Odds, Offense, Offensive, Option, Oval track, Overall, Overexposure, Overhaul, Overshoot, Overturn, Owner
    P)Passing, Performance, Piston, Pit, Placement, Points, Pole, Popularity, Position, Positive, Power, Powerful, Precedent, Presence, Pressure, Process, Professional, Promote, Prototype
    Q)Qualifications, Qualify, Quandary, Quantity, Quarter-mile, Quick
    R)Race, Rally, Ranking, Ratio, Re-fuel, Reaction, Reckless, Repair, Requirement, Response, Retardant, Revolution, Revving, Reward, Rigorous, Road race, Roadway, Rocket-power, Roll bars, Rookie, Rotary, Routine, Runner-up
    S)Safety, Satisfaction, Scandal, Schedule, Scouting, Season, Secure, Security, Sequence, Sequential, Service, Shift, Significant, Sizzle, Skill, Sleek, Souped-up, Specifications, Spectators, Speed, Speedway, Spoiler, Sponsor, Sponsorship, Sports-car, Spot, Spotlight, Squander, Stability, Standing, Start, Strategy, Stripped, Style, Suspension
    T)Talent, Tank, Teamwork, Technology, Tenacity, Tension, Test, Throttle, Tickets, Tire, Torque, Touring, Track races, Traction, Transmission, Trend, Trial, Tribute, Triumph, Turbo-charged, Type
    U)Ultimate, Unique, Unsafe, Unusual, Unwise
    V)V-8, Vaporize, Variety, Various, Vehicle, Velocity, Vent, Victorious, Victory, Viewer, Violation, Visualize
    W)Wall, Weight, Weld, Whip around, Wind resistance, Windshield, Wings, Winner, Withhold, Wreck
    Y)Yellow flag, Youth
    Z)Zeal, Zealous
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