The Jakkur Aerodrome on the
outskirts of Bengaluru came alive to the sound of drag racing at the JK Tyre
Vroom 2016 quarter mile drag fest over the weekend on October 16, 2016.
The race which was organised
by Geneva Services saw around 500 speedsters from across 20 cities of India
including Gujarat, Mumbai, New Delhi, Sikkim and northeastern states
participate in it and gave them a great opportunity to showcase their drag
racing skills to the entire nation.
It was a level playing field
for men and women racers alike allowing them to compete on a same stage. It not
only gave the seasoned drag racers a chance to exert their dominance on the
national circuit but also gave the novice racers a platform to rise to
prominence and open up further avenues for them in the world of drag
Vivek Ramachander who clocked
a total time of 15.366 took the honours in the 1601-2000cc category in the
Indian cars segment, while Raja Shekhar R, who clocked a total of 16.888
seconds, won in the 1451-1650cc category.
In the 1151-1450cc class,
Dheeraj Manae blazed ahead of everyone with a total time of 16.442.and Abdullah
Khan with a total time of 17.220 reigned supreme in the Indian cars category up
In the bike racing segment, it was Stephen
Pachigalia who finished with an astonishing time of 15.056 won in the 3000cc
segment, while Zubair Ali Jung ended on top in two categories. He clocked an
impressive 11.687 seconds in the above 1301cc and in 1001cc-1300cc category, he
won by posting a time of 11.706 seconds.
Mubarak Pasha won in the
649cc-803cc with a total time of 13.92 seconds.
While it was the men who took the top honours
in all the categories, a lady drag racer Sonia Patell from Bardoli, Gujarat was
adjudged as the fastest woman rider in the superbikes category. Sonia, who is
an assistant professor at the Vidyabharti Trust College of Pharmacy, Bardoli
took part in a racing event for the first time. She was in elements from the word
go and took the prize by beating other racers in the fray. Her exploits at the
JK Tyre Vroom is a prime example of how love for speed and the chance to
participate in such a grand event has attracted people from different cities
across the country and different walks of life.
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