Spectators Can Watch Drag Race For Free
Fans and drivers will be in for a treat this Sunday when the Pacific Energy Shell Lubricant Quarter Mile Drag Race resumes at the Nanuku Aerodome in Pacific Harbour.
Fiji Car Club president Raizal Haniff said spectators would be granted free entry while drivers would be given a 50 percent discount on entry fees.
“After an executive meeting last night we have come up with the decision not to charge any spectators for the event on Sunday and make it a free event for all,” Haniff said.
“Not only that, we are also giving the drivers 50 percent off on entry fees which means they will only pay $25 compared to the usual $50 that they pay.
“The reason we are doing this is because we have received $25,000 from our sponsors and we have thought about giving something back to the community and the fans of the Fiji Car Club.”
Haniff said the club is more focused on growing the Drag Race as a sport rather than making money and they expecting a big turnout.
“We are not all about making money, our priority is growing the sport and our drivers and fans. We are also hoping to attract more female drivers, we have six regular drivers and we want to grow that number to around 10 or 12 before the end of the year. The reason we also gave a 50 percent off to the drivers is not because they cannot afford the full amount of $50, it is because we want them to put half of that money into their cars. We are hoping to have a good turnout of both drivers and fans.”
The event starts at 9am with registration closing at 11:30am. Haniff has made it clear that they would turn away late entries as they are trying to stick to a time.
Edited by Leone Cabenatabua