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Impreza, Lancer clash in night drag racing

By STEPHON NICHOLAS Thursday, September 11 2008

AS A RESULT of the overwhelming response to their inaugural “Night Drags,” Speed Promotions will be hosting a second event on Saturday at the Camden Air Strip, Couva.

Gates open at 3 pm and action gets going at 6 pm and will continue until 1 am the following morning.

Franklyn Boodram, head of Speed Promotions is calling on all drag racing and motor sports enthusiasts to come out and “see the big engines light up the track after dark”.

Fans will be able to witness the continuations of the “racing wars” between the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions as well as the Mazda RX7 sports cars taking on the Nissan 350Z.

The event is an official night drag racing event sanctioned by the Trinidad and Tobago Auto Sports Association (TTASA). Drag Racing in the night is preferred by most drivers as the cooler temperatures aid in maximising speed.

Speaking to Newsday, Boodram revealed that he has been informed by police in St James that drag racing in that area has been on the decline.

Boodram, a former national circuit champion, is responsible for organising several top drag racing events in the past and is known for ensuring safety of the drivers and spectators is well taken care off.

In March earlier this year, Speed Promotions, hosted a sell-out “drags” featuring the “Trini Godz” a group of Trinidadian motorcyclists residing in Canada. They hosted several other events in 2008 and took the sport to another level last month by introducing night drag racing in Trinidad for the first time in approximately two years.

Persons interested in entering their car will have to pay a fee of $200 while spectators will be charged $80 for general admission and $100 for access to the pit.

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