Valley airstrip in Mumbai was once again the host for drag-race enthusiasts.
The 2015 Valley Run was held on January 10 and 11, 2015 with participants
coming from across India, astride machines with various cubic capacities in an
attempt to set the best quarter-mile time. Over 7,000 spectators congregated
for the two-day event at Aamby Valley City.
The event saw
many participants rolling in with their modified motorcycles and cars which
were stripped down to the bare mechanical essentials in an interest to reduce
weight. The Valley Run is one of India’s biggest drag racing events which takes
place on a secluded airstrip. The Valley Run 2015 was organised by Elite
Octane. The event attracted over 380 competitors, who were further divided into
different classes according to engine size, make and modifications of their
vehicles. Participants were entitled to one practice run in order to get their
launch right before their final run.
Run 2015 is the third edition of the event and saw cars and bikes of various
designs and engine classes blitz down the 402-meter drag strip to achieve the
fastest time. The record holder for last year’s Valley Run was a tuned Kawasaki
ZX-14R which set the record time of 9.843 seconds.
The highlight of this year's Valley
Run was a Nissan GT-R. In last
year’s edition the GT-R clocked the fastest time of 11.268 seconds. Some of the
other cars and bikes present at the event were Lamborghini, Aston Martin,
Harley Davidson, Ferrari, Porsche, KTM and an Audi R8. The Elite Octane
organised Valley Run has been approved by Federation of Motor Sports Club in
India (FMSCI). FMSCI is the only national motor sport federation recognized by
the Government of India for the promotion and control of motor sport in India.
In order to accurately time contenders the organisers
imported Professional Race America Wifi timing equipment (the only one in the
country). The Director of Elite Octane, Rongom Mukherjee said that the Valley
Run had stepped even further in terms of participation & partnership. In
terms of partners, the Valley Run 2015 also had International partners
supporting the event such as the film “Furious 7" from the Fast &
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