SPORTS

Race Ends ‘17 Season

  The Fiji Car Club completed the 2017 season with the Pacific Energy quarter-mile drag race at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harbour, Deuba yesterday. The closure was their bid
01 Jan 2018 11:00
Race Ends ‘17 Season
Cars line-up for the Fiji Car Club drag race at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harbour, Deuba on December 31, 2017.Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

 

The Fiji Car Club completed the 2017 season with the Pacific Energy quarter-mile drag race at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harbour, Deuba yesterday.

The closure was their bid of bringing the members together before the New Year. A total of 36 cars took to the tracks for their sixth drag race event.

Fiji Car Club president Raizal Haniff said he was happy with the turnout and the commitment showed by their 276 members throughout the year.

 Fiji Car Club official ensures that all safety equipments are worn during the draf race at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harboure, Deuba on December 31, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Fiji Car Club official ensures that all safety equipments are worn during the draf race at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harboure, Deuba on December 31, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

“We have identified some race cars that can match overseas racers in Australia and New Zealand,” Haniff said.

“Some cars have sliced their times by one second which indicated an improvement and the amount of work put in by the owners.”

Haniff said these were positive signs in terms of the growth of motor sport in the country.
“Motorsports in Fiji is growing and the response we’ve been getting is really good.”

Haniff also thanked their major sponsor Pacific Energy for their endless support

 Cars lining up for the Fiji Car Club drag race on December 31, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Cars lining up for the Fiji Car Club drag race on December 31, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

RESULTS

17sec- Zain Khan (17.238sec),

16.5s- Rajnesh Prasad (16.578s),

16s- Emmanuel Lal (16.0132s),

15.5s- Hitesh Pala (15.662s),

15s- Aneez Khan (15.066s)
14.5s- Abhikash Nath (14.544s),
14s- Francis Nair (14.0472s),
12s- Amal Singh (12.139s)
Ladies Open- Rozita Singh (15.048s)

Open Hybrid<2000cc- Zain Khan (17.238s); Open Hybrid >2000cc- Abhikash Nath 914.544s); Open Diesel- Hitesh Pala (15.662s); Overall winners- 2nd runner-up; Anish Singh, 1st runner-up; Lakshay Kellappan; Winner- Amal Singh
– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

 

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