Speed galore at Drags

HARARE - Drag racing looks set to continue its dominance on the local motorsport scene after another spectacular show on Sunday at the second round of the Telecel 2015 Drag Racing Series held at Donnybrook Raceway.

Three thousand five hundred plus fans thronged the venue to watch the 60 competitors battle it out on the track.

The quarter mile drag race competition that caters for 11 different vehicle and three motorcycle classes has for the last four years proved to be Zimbabwe's premier motorsport.

Sables Dragpro with its dedicated team and in conjunction with its partners Telecel, hp Lubes/Castrol, Turbo Solutions Africa, Financial Gazette and Autobusiness have managed to offer petrol heads in Zimbabwe a world class drag racing event using state of the art equipment.

Recent improvements to facilities at Donnybrook have also made the spectator and competitor experience more enjoyable.

The new speed display boards were a big hit with spectators and many competitors are waiting for the video footage from the drones that were taking aerial footage of the drag strip.

The event on Sunday flowed very smoothly and the enthusiastic competitors put on a fantastic speed display while fighting for supremacy within their classes.

The bracket racing event which was the first event  held earlier in the morning is attracting more drivers as they get to understand it's attribute to leveling the playing field.

This event ensures that competitors of varying budget are purely racing on driver skill and consistency rather than vehicle performance alone!

The club championship which ran from 11.00am to 4.00pm saw many personal grudges settled after a 2 month break since the last drag racing event held in March this year.

The final and most popular event of the day, the Eliminations, proved to be as action filled and entertaining as ever as battles raged until the end of the racing program.

This drag meeting saw several new personal records being smashed and the top cars getting faster to the point where they can now be described as being competitive "at an international level."

Motor sport fans are already discussing what will happen next at the drag racing event on Sunday July 26 where an added attraction will be the return of South African competitor Reg Murray.

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