The city of Szeged, Hungary, has staged the world’s first drag races for trams. Contestants boarded streetcars and accelerated over 100-m parallel tracks, overcoming the machines’ anti-spin electronics with skill and daring. Speeds of up to 40 km/h were achieved, and a shocking upset emerged. Borbala Kiss Klonka, a female tram driver, beat 17 competitors, sparking a demand from male drivers for a rematch to reclaim their dignity.
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