Maybe. It all depends on the type of racing, vehicle weight, and speed. Some Drag racers like to use them since they have good starting line holding capabilities. Since they are hydraulic and also use mechanical advantage, they can hold a car on the starting line pretty well. If the vehicle isn’t very fast, has stock tires in back, and no additional weight moved to the back they may work. In most cases, it’s abilities are insufficient for most forms of racing.