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National drag racing gets 250 entries

Posted on Aug 28 2014 | IANS

Coimbatore, Aug 28 : Over 250 cars and bikes will be seen in action in the first two rounds of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship to be held at the Kari Motor Speedway near here this weekend.

The event is being conducted by Spitfire Motorsports in association with Speedway Motorsports (Hyderabad). The practice sessions will be on Thursday and Saturday for the first and second rounds, respectively, while the two rounds of the championship will be conducted Friday and Sunday.

An autocross event will be held Saturday and many of the vehicles entered for the drag races are also expected to participate.

Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes SLK, Audi R8 and Porsche are some of the vehicles in the four-wheeler category while BMW, Yamaha and Honda among others will be in action in the two-wheeler class.

The cars and bikes can take part in the Open or Championship event. The participants for the Championship event will be considered for the National Championship titles.

For the Indian Open championship, the vehicles have to be Indian with Indian engines. In the Unrestricted class, it is open to Indian cars with foreign engines, foreign cars, Specials, single seaters and non-production vehicles.

The Unrestricted two-wheeler class is open to Indian bikes with foreign engines, foreign bikes and Specials (internal combustion engines only).

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