Rains fail to dampen drag racing grand finale

HARARE - The curtain came down on the 2013 Telecel Drag Racing Series on Saturday with hundreds of racing fans and competitors braving the weather to be part of the Grand Finale at Donnybrook Racetrack.

The season ending drag racing event was a culmination of five rounds of non-stop action that have seen the motorsport gaining popularity in the country.

Fans and competitors braved the rainy conditions which held up until mid-afternoon but the downpour did not dampen the spirits of over 1 500 people who waited anxiously for racing to resume.

Zimtorque brought variety to the day by hosting the “Loudly Zimbo Sound Off” and “Best Looking Car” event where prices were up for grabs.

Spectators were then treated to an end of day spinning and burnout demonstration by Fat Cat and Co.

Fat Cat’s impressive spinning performance on a very wet track closed off the series in an exciting climax.

The grand finale also kept the children of Ruvimbo School and Shungu dzeVana Trust on the edge of their seats as many were witnessing their first experience of drag racing.

Susan Zevgolis secretary of the Dragpro Club was delighted that the last drag event of the year attracted a number of new competitors and a wider range of vehicle types.

Zevgolis said the Drag series would not have been a success if it were not for sponsors.

“Dragpro Club would like to offer a huge “thank you” to its 2013 sponsors for their amazing support and generosity — Telecel, hp lubes/Castrol, Easyparts, RAM Petroleum, Financial Gazette, Autobusiness Magazine and DHL,” she said.

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