It started in California on the beach. they moved to asphalt so they could go faster and get more traction. It started in about the late 20s or early 30s. The Sounthern California Timing Assoc started in 1947 and then the NHRA was founded in 1951. The first official drag race event was in 1953. It may have begun in southern California. The drag racing car can not be attributed to one individual. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits is considered the "father of modern racing."
Drag racing illegaly.
because of the major drag that happens when you race that fast
no, street racing is just that - street racing, it is done on public roads etc etc. drag racing is an official sport where u race at organised event at official drag strips.
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Just a guess, but maybe from racing from stoplight, to stoplight, on the main drag.
Just a guess but, from racing from stop light, to stop light, on the main drag.
the 1950's. Drag racing became popular in 1950's.
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. Old Skool Racer
Drag racing cars were not invented. They developed. People were "DRAG" racing cars before the word "DRAGRACE" was invented. Acceleration racing of cars was done in the early 1900's and became a sport much later.