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Businessman Given Top Racer Accolade

If you think motor racing/sports is only for the young, well the man behind Wishbone and Pizza King in Fiji, Ravindra Nath, will prove you wrong. Mr Nath, who has
02 Feb 2015 10:56
Businessman Given Top Racer Accolade
Fiji Car Club President, Raizal Haniff (left), gives the trophy for the Overall Best Racer of 2014 Award to businessman Ravindra Nath. Photo: PURE IMAGES FIJI

If you think motor racing/sports is only for the young, well the man behind Wishbone and Pizza King in Fiji, Ravindra Nath, will prove you wrong.

Mr Nath, who has won over 35 races over the past 11 years, was awarded the best racer of the year by the Fiji Car Club on Saturday during its Awards Night.

He was also acknowledged for being the only racer to have hit the 9.75 seconds mark in the Fiji Car Club-organised quarter mile drag the past year.

This is no doubt a history in Fiji as it is the fastest for anyone to have driven in Fiji in just a quarter mile.

Mr Nath took at least five awards.

Mr Nath was rewarded alongside his friend who is the managing director of Safeway Electronics, Tauz Khan.

In total, there were 38 awards given out by the Fiji Car Club on Saturday night with a few going to women racers as well who have began participating in the races as well.

Fiji Car Club president, Raizal Haniff, described the awards as to have been a successful one which was the first one organised by the new executives.

“This was a very important event in our calendar as we had honoured the drivers and vehicles that did extremely well in our eight events in 2014 season,” he said.

Mr Haniff said it was also encouraging to see the ladies grab a couple of awards.

He is hoping for more female participation in the events scheduled for this year.

The Fiji Car Club is planning to have at least nine events this year, one more compared to the past year.

BEST OVERALL for the year
-1st – Ravindra Nath
-2nd – Ravi Nair
-3rd – Tauz Khan

BEST OVERALL UNDER 4500 CC
-1st – Nick Ragg
-2nd – Vicky Nath
-3rd – Sashi Autar

GENERAL AWARDS
-Public Voting Most Popular Male – Tauz Khan
-Public Voting Most Popular Female – Suman Kumar
-Rookie of the Year – Saten Prasad
-President’s Award – Salen Prasad
-Best Support Team – CEMEGO (Ravindra Nath)
-Best Organised Team – CEMEGO (Ravindra Nath)
-Most Impressive Driver – Ravindra NathPublic Voting Most Popular Female – Suman Kumar

DRAG WARS WINNERS
-Under 2000CC non-turbo – Mohammed Irshad
-Under 2000CC Turbo – Vicky Nath
-Over 2000CC Non-turbo – Dr Amit Prasad
-Over 2000CC Turbo – Saten Prasad
-Diesel Open – Sandeep Prakash

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