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Drag racers gear up for third round challenge

Thu, 10 Jan 2019
GDN Online Desk

Things are heating up on the drag strip at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) as the third round of the 2018/2019 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship takes place this week.

The meeting has already got underway with Test and Tune on Tuesday and yesterday, but the intensity is about to turn with today’s Qualifying and tomorrow’s Race Day.

Being the region’s biggest and most competitive drag racing series, scores of participants from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and beyond will be joining the nation’s leading talents as they go head to head in what promises to be another exciting round.

BIC’s quarter-mile drag strip, a member of the prestigious National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Worldwide Network, is the venue for these heated battles.

The participants will be vying for podium places, points and ultimate bragging rights in the various competition classes, including the Outlaw FWD, Super Street 6-Cylinder, Outlaw 6-Cylinder, Street V8, Competition 4.5, Outlaw 10.5, Pro Mod, Index 10.5, Index 9.5, Index 8.5, Street Fight Bikes, Street Bikes, Super Street Bikes.

Racing begins at 4pm today and at 6.30pm tomorrow.

All are welcome to attend the round. Tickets for Qualifying and Race Day cost BD5 for the Start Line Grandstand and BD3 for the Batelco Grandstand. Children aged from three to 12 can attend for half the price.