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MRF FF 1600 headlines penultimate round

The MRF FF1600, which offers the eventual champion a ticket to the prestigious Mazda Road to Indy shootout in the United States, will yet again headline the fourth and penultimate round of the MRF MMSC Fmsci Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track this weekend.

In all, 14 races in various categories have been scheduled over two days after Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions. The second round of MMSC Fmsci National Drag Racing Championship is also part of the main card and will be held on Saturday (practice) and Sunday (final) evening.

The Volkswagen Ameo Cup which has dished out highly competitive races so far, will be an added attraction with its huge grid of about 20 cars. In the four races thus far, last year’s Vento Cup first runner-up Karminder Singh has won two, and Sandeep Kumar and Dhruv Mohite one apiece to emerge as the front-runners in the championship stakes.

The MRF FF1600 class is developing into an exciting, four-driver contest involving Bengaluru’s Sandeep Kumar (72 points), local challenger Chetan Korada (66.5), Kolkata schoolboy Arya Singh (52.5), who scored his maiden podium finish in the previous round, and last year’s Volkswagen Vento Cup champion Ishaan Dodhiwala (44) from Hyderabad.

The quartet come into the frame as championship leader Anindith Reddy (117) with four wins in seven outings is ineligible for the Mazda Road to Indy shootout whose winner earns a scholarship of $ 200,000, as the cut-off age is 25 while the Hyderabad racer is 27.


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