Definition of speedway in English:

speedway

noun

mass noun
  • 1British A form of motorcycle racing in which the riders race several laps around an oval dirt track, typically in a stadium.

    • ‘When I used to race for Southampton in speedway my number was always seven.’
    • ‘Inside Out also follows the Workington Comets, a second division speedway team that has one of the highest followings in speedway despite not even being top of their league.’
    • ‘For us, speedway may be the sport of hard nuts, but for the ice-racers of Sweden, Finland and Russia it is the sport of chickens.’
    • ‘York-born speedster Andy Smith has again qualified for the ultimate competition in speedway - and has again justified his Houdini tag.’
    • ‘Did you know that Burnley and Whalley were once hotbeds of speedway?’
    • ‘I shall miss taking my son to speedway at Odsal, something I myself did from the age of 11.’
    1. 1.1count noun A stadium or track used for speedway racing.
      ‘Earlier this year, residents in Kearsley protested over off-road bikers using towpaths as a speedway.’
  • 2North American A road or track used for motor-car racing.

    • ‘She also sponsors a racecar at the local speedway.’
    • ‘But forget NASCAR for a minute and think about your local speedway.’
    • ‘His father died, of course, in that famous crash on the last turn at that speedway February 18 of 2001.’
    • ‘The speedway added an additional twenty thousand seats last summer and it is still standing room only.’
    • ‘He built a high-performance motor speedway, but the Formula One event he lobbied for never arrived.’
    • ‘A service station worker in Georgia, he began racing against local bootleggers across fields, on ragged dirt tracks, and on asphalt speedways.’
    • ‘And often they are selling to end users who are merely tying into a racing theme while not actually having anything to do with a race, speedway or driver.’
    • ‘I think all three big speedways are completely different even though they're big speedways.’
    • ‘I have a lot of confidence in my team at the speedways and would like nothing more than to get Toyota's first win at Charlotte.’
    • ‘Exciting racing was the rule, not the exception, last year and that trend should continue to grow in 2001 with the addition of six new speedways.’
    • ‘The city itself is home to one of NASCAR's classic speedways that plays host to one of its most famous races, the Coke 600.’
    • ‘Several drivers in the American Speed Association ranks earned their stripes racing on short-track speedways in Wisconsin, as well.’
    • ‘It has seating for about 45,000 fans, and it has one thing that sets it apart from other speedways.’
    • ‘There are various types of venues: super speedways, long and short ovals, road courses.’
    • ‘I had intended to go out to the speedway merely to observe.’
    • ‘Open year-round is Daytona USA, an interactive motorsports attraction and museum next to the speedway.’
    • ‘The speedway will also be hosting a visit by the $250,000 racing monster truck, Outback Thunda.’
    • ‘His father, Lynn, is a dirt-track legend in the Steel City with more than 200 feature victories and track titles at four different local speedways.’
    • ‘The TRAC - and by extension the lesser-used speedways - will also benefit from jealous television networks.’
    • ‘Grenville wowed the crowds at many speedways nationwide, including his home stomping ground, the Lismore Speedway.’
    1. 2.1A highway for fast motor traffic.
      ‘After a few phone calls in Spanish (I did not understand a word), we finally made it to the right speedway, called a freeway in LA, with great help from our small map.’
      ‘So as you would expect, nobody obeys this law, like nobody goes 65 MPH on our six lane interstate speedways.’

Pronunciation

speedway

/ˈspiːdweɪ/