Donnybrook comes alive

HARARE - Drag racing fever will hit Harare today when the second round of the Telecel 2015 Drag Racing Series explodes at Donnybrook Park.

Petrol heads will be set for another supercharged drag racing event with a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from turbocharged Subarus, Skylines, Mercs and BMWs, expected to be on show.

The event is presented by Sables-Dragpro Club in association with Telecel, hp lubes/Castrol, Turbo Solutions Africa, Financial Gazette and Autobusiness.

Drag racing continues to gain popularity, attracting large crowds over the past three years.

The highly anticipated upcoming event looks set to continue this crowd pulling trend.

The quarter mile run, short as it is, is enough to separate the braggers from the draggers.

“Due to the increased number of spectators, much has been done recently at Donnybrook to improve facilities for spectators and to ease traffic congestion” said Tyron Ferreira from Dragpro.

“The road network within Donnybrook has been widened, thanks to assistance from all the clubs at Donnybrook, and there is now a one way traffic system in place.

“Also, another block of toilets in the spectator area has been refurbished and more food stalls have been organised to cater for the large spectator numbers. Efforts are still very much ongoing to further improve facilities for the Fans and Supporters.

“The registration office will see some changes too in an effort to streamline competitor registration at busy times.”

Susan Zevgolis, Secretary of the Dragpro Club believes today's event is a show not to be missed.

“Winter is here but the atmosphere at Donnybrook will be anything but cold come Sunday afternoon,” she said.

“Many competitors have been making changes and modifying their vehicles for the upcoming event and the drag strip will be the place to measure the fruits of their labour.

“Spectator gates open at 9.30 am and the crowd favourite, the Elimination Event is scheduled to kick off around 4pm.  Sunday should make for another great family day out on the Harare motorsport calendar.”

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