The third round of the FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship (INDRC), conducted by Spitfire Motorsports Pvt. Ltd., in association with Speedway Motorsports (Hyderabad), will be held at the Kari Motor Speedway in Chettipalayam here this weekend.

Drag races have been a big hit in both the United States and Europe. But, back in India, the sport has maintained a low profile despite the numerous races conducted since the nineties.

In order to provide a competitive platform for this increasingly popular form of sport, Spitfire and Speedway are organising a championship for the first time in India. The idea is to give a major fillip and increase the competitiveness and quality to international standards.

After visiting and studying the European championship at close quarters, the organisers have managed to strengthen the image of the sport in India by successfully completing two rounds of the national championship in Hyderabad and Coimbatore.

The third round is expected to pull the crowd as well. The event will be run strictly in accordance with the FMSCI regulations. A high level of emphasis is placed on competitor and spectator safety.

An open event for local riders will also form part of the show but will not count towards this championship. For regulations and entry forms, contact Johnson K. Antony (99438 77722), Bharath 97872 77722 or Vijay 99943 66222. Entry forms can be submitted at AutoZone, 22. KSM Road, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore-641 002.

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