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Indian National Drag Racing Championship: Joel Joseph scorches the track

THUMBS UP: Rizwan Khan and Joel Joseph are a happy duo after their exploits on Sunday.  

Bangalore’s Joel Joseph drove his way to a double podium finish in the four wheeler segment in the second round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship (INDRC) at the Kari Motor Speedway, Chettipalayam, on Sunday.

Rizwan rocks

Rizwan Khan registered a double victory in the bikes category. A doctor by profession, the 27-year-old from Karnataka, who was on a Yamaha R1, dominated both rounds of the INDRC unrestricted class.

It was honours even for A. Antony and M.D. Javeed Khan in the Indian Open class.

The results (provisional): INDRC: Two-wheeler: Indian Open: Round 1: 1. A. Antony 10.064; 2. M.D. Javeed Khan 10.114s; 3. Nisarulla H. Khan 10.363. Round 2: 1. M.D. Javeed Khan 10.285s; 2. Nisarulla H. Khan 10.308; 3. A. Antony.

Unrestricted: Round 1: Rizwan Khan 8.517; 2. A.R. Shabbir 8.629; 3. Neeraj Kumar Sharma 8.748. Round 2: 1. Rizwan Khan 8.294; 2. Mohammed Riyaz 8.526; 3. Jhangir Mirza 8.530.

Four-wheeler: Indian Open: Round 2: Joel Joseph 15.466; 2. S. Vinod 15.934; 3. Ravindra Boppana 16.469. Unrestricted: 1. Joel Joseph 15.381; 2. K.S. Suna Miandad 15.735; 3. S. Sivakumar 16.300.

Kari Drag Meet: Round 1: Cars: Cruiser Class Open: 1. Rahul Ravi 9.108; 2. Neeraj Kumar Sharma 9.493; 3. Sundeep Singh Sokhi 9.869. Bikes: Foreign: Above 1000cc: 1. Rameez Khan 9.256; 2. Rizwan Khan 9.369.

Round 2: Forced induction: Indian cars 1401-1600cc: 1. H.P. Bharat Raj 16.539; 2. B.L. Jagadish 16.724; 3. Joel Joseph 17.128. 1601-2000cc: N. Satish 16.997.

Street stock: Indian cars upto 1150cc: 1. M.S Rubaab 19.061; 2. U. Abishek 19.604. 1151-1450cc: A. Janardhan 19.090; 2. Vijay Raju 19.102; 3. K.V. Varun 19.327. 1451-1650cc: 1. Karthik Ashok 16.889; 2. Joel Joseph 17.175; 3. M. Naveen 17.200. 1651-2050cc: J. Asten Norman 18.968; 2. S. Dinesh 19.722; 3. Santosh Kumar 19.848. Above 3000cc: 1. S. Shyamal Jethwa 17.033; 2. Ravindra Boppana 17.107; 3. E. Sai Prabhu 18.825.

Showroom stock: Indian cars 1151-1450cc: N.C. Venkatesh Shreyas 21.120. 1451-1650cc: N.K. Kabiraj 19.466. 1651-2051cc: B. Ragul Das 21.233.

Pro-Stock: Indian cars 1151-1450cc: Arjun Narendran 15.691. 1451-1650cc: 1. Karthik Ashok 15.223; 2. Joel Joseph 15.426; 3. Jagadish 17.523. Indian Diesel upto 2300cc: S.V. Chakravarthy 18.092; 2. Keshav Arora 18.555. 2300-2800cc: 1. Siddarth Chopra 16.994; 2. Vivek Ramachander 17.179; 3. Subhodeep Ghosh 17.676. Above 2800cc: 1. Ajay Chandrasekar 16.349; 2. Rizwan Khan 16.426; 3. Arjun Narendran 17.586.

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