Drags On Next Sunday

Bula fellow car enthusiasts. We are pleased to announce that we will be having the Pacific Energy Quarter Mile drag race on Sunday, June 17. We had to earlier postpone
09 Jun 2018 11:00
Drags On Next Sunday
Raring for a drag race . . . A racer starts at the Deuba race track at one of the earlier Pacific Energy quarter mile drag races. Photo: Pacific Energy

Bula fellow car enthusiasts. We are pleased to announce that we will be having the Pacific Energy Quarter Mile drag race on Sunday, June 17.

We had to earlier postpone the race last week because of unfavourable weather conditions however, we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather gets better next Sunday.

We understand there is high anticipation amongst our racers to get back on the track but unfortunately the weather is beyond our control.

We do not wish to risk the lives of our racers and supporters by having them race in wet and rainy conditions.

As you know, there is a high risk of spin outs which can occur on wet strips and thus the Fiji Motorsports Association is taking all care to provide a safe racing environment.

As mentioned before, we are aware of the high anticipation as we have heard from many racers that their cars and teams are ready.

So it will be really exciting when we will be able to run a full day race event.

Also note for those who became members in the last drags, your membership cards are ready and will be distributed at the drags next Sunday. Please bring your receipts with you.

Road safety

Recently there has been an increase in road accidents around Fiji especially cars rear ending standing vehicles such as trucks and buses.

We encourage drivers to follow the 10-second rule – which means scanning the horizon while you drive and not just looking ahead of the bonnet.

Be very careful especially around corners and bends, hidden spots and ensure that you slow down in residential areas.

We also call on authorities to enforce discouraging of heavy vehicles being parked in residential areas. These types of vehicles restrict vision for motorists and pedestrians alike.

Also we wish to highlight in the past few months, there has been heavy traffic due to the road upgrades being conducted by the Government.

We urge drivers to follow the road rules and apply courtesy driving to avoid accidents in traffic.

Remember, you are not the only one getting late – there are others who leave home or work perhaps earlier than you and are getting late as well.

Membership drive

We’re still accepting membership from the general public. It’s very easy to become a member of the Fiji Motorsports Association by simply filling a membership form which is available on the FaceBook page of Fiji Motorsports Association or by calling Zeeom Shah on mobile phone number 9530972.

Thank you and have a safe and pleasant week ahead.

Rahul Rakesh is the Secretary of the Fiji Motorsports Association. This is FMA’s regular feature in the Sun Wheels liftout to keep readers updated on the latest from the Fiji Motorsports Association.

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