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Mumbai round of Speed Run to be held on February 25-26

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Feb 22 (UNI) The Mumbai round of 'Speed Run 2006', the country's best-known drag events for cars and bikes, will unfold at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai on February 25&26.

Sponsored by Bharat Petroleum&Autocar, this is the 4th Speed Run, a release issued here today stated.

The Speed Run is essentially drag racing, a form of motor sport popular all over the world, especially in the US. A drag race is an acceleration test over a quarter mile or 402 metres.

The participants who clock the fastest time over this distance will be declared the winners. This event will be run as per the norms laid down by the FIA and FIM for similar sporting events, the release added.

The last Speed Run saw over 500 entries, with participants entering in all classes of cars and bikes. This year apart from the trophies, prizes worth almost Rs 4.5. lakhs are up for grabs.

The different categories in which the competition would be held are Indian bikes, foreign bikes, Indian cars and foreign cars. The classification for Indian bikes includes bikes from 81 cc to 110 cc, 111-150 cc, 261-360 cc, 81 to 110 cc (4-stroke), 111-160 cc (4-stroke), 161-250 cc (4-stroke) 350 cc&above and the Indian Open class.

For foreign bikes, the classification includes bikes upto 500 cc, 501-750 cc, 751 cc and above and Foreign Open. There is also a contest for the fastest wheelie over 1/8 mile that has been built into Speed Run 2006, the release further stated.

In Indian cars, the classification includes cars upto 1100 cc, 1101-1400 cc, Maruti Zens with Esteem engine, 1401-1600 cc, 1601- 2000 cc, 2001 cc and above and Indian Open. Classification for foreign cars includes cars upto 2000 cc, 2001-3000 cc, 3001 cc and above and Foreign Open. The stock category and NOS /turbo will run in separate classes this year.

There will be also be prizes for the best tuner in both Indian bikes and cars category.

The response to the event has already been overwhelming and finest machines from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and other parts of the country are expected to participate.

An added attraction this year would be the presence of India's Formula one driver Narain Karthekeyan, the release added.


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