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Drag Wars For Street Legal Cars Tomorrow

A racing event where all street legal cars can participate – the Fiji Car Club Drag Wars – will be held tomorrow at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harbour. So
12 Sep 2015 10:34
Drag Wars For Street Legal Cars Tomorrow
An earlier drag car race held at Pacific Harbour.

A racing event where all street legal cars can participate – the Fiji Car Club Drag Wars – will be held tomorrow at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harbour.

So what is drag wars? It is side-by-side racing with two cars racing each other and whoever finishes first win (depending on best time in the category).

Fiji Car Club president, Raizal Haniff, said the drag wars concept was introduced a few years back when they learnt of many illegal street races especially at red lights.

“So we thought why not introduce something that can accommodate street legal cars,” he said.

And the good about drag wars is your car does not have to be that powerful or tuned.

And once again, the Fiji Car Club is going with seconds based categories as opposed to engine size categories.

“We are trying to get as many racers as possible through this new seconds bracket system,” Mr Haniff said.

“We had a very good response from members in the last quarter mile drags two weeks ago where we had the same seconds bracket racing. So we will like to continue with this.”

 

What else is new?

Another exciting introduction will be a bikers category. However, this will depend on whether there are more than six interests registered from bikers.

Mr Haniff has invited bikers to also participate in the Drag Wars to add on to the event’s excitement.

They will also have open diesel category where all the diesel vehicles will participate.

But Mr Haniff said they might add another category for twin cabs if they have more than six entries in that category.

“If we have less than six, then we will get everyone to run in the open diesel category,” he said.

“We also have ladies open category. We are encouraging more ladies to come. Motor sports is not only male dominated but we want ladies to participate as well.

“We trying to promote racing and get as many categories to encourage more people to come.”

What is hoped?

Mr Haniff stressed drag wars is very much about skills.

“We want people to come to the tracks and get more experience. We want, especially the young boys, to come and try out rather than racing on our roads,” he said.

“I am encouraging parents to send their kids to come and licence. Those who have licence, it is better to come and race in a controlled environment.

“I feel parents have a very major part to play in getting exposure for their kids to race in a controlled environment through Fiji Car Club.”

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 



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