MDRA organizes 1st Drag Racing event of the year

Friday, March 23, 2012, 6:40

The Malta Drag Racing Association have organized the first  Drag Racing event of the year. The event commenced on Friday with a test and tune day which was something new for this season as in the previous season  we had 2 day events but this year we decided to extend our events, 80 competitors  took part and battle their way in 21 different categories, the track was prepared in a very professional level by Mr Lee Child which Mdra had contracted for the 2012 season

Lots of racers has registered personal records once again but not just that ,this event we had a track record from Kalanc Racing team  ,Chris Polidano has Driven his A Fuel Dragster in an impressive 5.64 seconds  ,this run made Kalanc Racing Team the  fastest team  in Malta and also won the Dta 6 Class in style

The Open 6 Class was won by Jason Grixti driving Emanuel Mangion’s  Ford Cosworth powered dragster  with a 7.33sec run while Ruben Scicluna won the  D6 Class in his Cosworth powered Dragster with a 7.65 sec run

Mark Farrugia in His Pinto Turbo powered Ford Escort has managed to clock a personal best of 8.8sec  and winning the Open 2 Class ,Paul Ciantar was the winner of the PS2 Class with yet another Escort Pinto Turbo and a personal best of 9.9 sec was achieved

SS2 Class and Escort Class the battle was as always very exciting as 8 vehicles were just mille seconds away in qualifications ,in the end Chris Borg won the SS2 class 11.18sec and Gordon Micallef won the Escort Class and also SM2 class running consistently in 11.30seconds

Motorcycles Open class which was won by Franklin Borg with a 9.17 sec run while the SS1 Motorcycle category saw Glenn Borg as the winner with another personal best of 7.91sec

The most contested motorcycle category was the SS2A Class which Simon Bonello placed in third, Melanie Schembri in second and John Cutajar took the first place in this category with an 8.80 second run.

The Diesel Powered Fiesta was also amongst the long list of Personal Bests with an impressive 10.47 sec run ,this car is driven and owned by Jason Grixti which won the Bracket Racing Category between 10.00 and 10.50seconds

I’m sure there is much more that can be said about this great start of the season, the next event will be the MDRA FOR CHARITY will be on the 31st March, any vehicle can take part in this annual charity show and race event

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