Telecel Drag Racing Series finale explodes

HARARE - The final event of the Telecel 2015 Drag Racing Series promises action and burning rubber when top drivers and superbike riders descend on Donnybrook Raceway tomorrow.

There are some big expectations in the motor vehicle classes with several competitors having made modifications to their vehicles in an effort to shake-up things on the podium.

The spotlight will rightly shine on current point standings leader in the Class TA motorvehicle class Mano Zevgolis.

The turbocharger technician will slide behind the wheel of his slick Toyota hp lubes/Castrol MR2 hoping to sign off the season with a bang.

His MR2 will be powered by nitrous oxide a chemical turbocharger he hopes will increase his engine power and do some serious damage on the track.

Zevgolis is likely to face tough competition from the Toyota Starlet duo of Kyle De Silva and Bornwell Bonde who are hot on his heels on the leader board.

Kevin Allmark, currently leads the Class TC motor vehicle class with his Subaru sti and is in no mood to let it slip on the final day.

However, he will have to fend off stiff opposition from Jonathan Brash driving a Nissan Skyline and Victor Da Silva in a Subaru Forester, amongst an array of new and old rivals, if he hopes to be crowned the king of his class.

Current point leader in the Class NE motorvehicle class Alan Cacace will be another competitor to watch.

Cacace has been posting some very impressive times in his V8 AC Cobra and will re-ignite his rivalry with Bulawayo’s Terry Allberry in his AC Cobra.

Other competitors expected to add glitter to the event include faithful dragsters Terry Allberry and Darren Pragji who are earning rare reviews of late.

Spills and thrills are also expected from female superbike queen Tiffany Fisher who last weekend was crowned Zimbabwe national motocycle road racing champion having blitzed all the men to do so.

Her victory at the weekend in Bulawayo saw her became the first female rider to do so in the sports short but eventful history.

Philip Archenoul, fresh from bagging the superbike title at the ripe age of 59 to become probably the oldest rider to bag that crown is expected to be another major draw card if he makes it on time from his current trip in South Africa.

Dragpo Club secretary Susan Zevgolis said 2015 has proven to be another very rewarding year for Drag competitors and fans alike.

“With the continued backing of Telecel, hp lubes Castrol, Turbo Solutions Africa, Financial Gazette and the addition of DHL, the sport has been able to grow on its previous three Series,” she said.

“As long as we are able to secure sponsors for next year, things can only continue to go from strength to strength.”

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