Coast Preps for Leg 6 of Drag Series

Those with a need for speed are in for a treat when the Namibian drag racing community all descend on Walvis Bay for leg six of the national drag championship next weekend.

This national championship event has, over the years, become the flagship of the local drag calendar with the last event seeing everything from top of the range Mercedes Benz’s, Chevrolet Luminas, Nissan Skylines to hot hatches, OvalRally Cars and motorcycles putting it all on the line to achieve the fastest time over the quarter-mile distance.

With over 200 total runs on the day, spectators can rest assured there’ll be some high octane action going down.

“The idea was to attract the man on the street with his daily driver vehicle to put it on the strip and get a feel for the elements of drag racing. The intensity between competitors representing their different tuning houses has seen an spike in entries this year and with the altitude at the coast, we should see some serious rivalries being settled and some crazy times,” says Daniel Tjongarero of the Street 2 Strip drag series.

“We also managed to reduce the number of races taking place in and around the streets of Windhoek. The NMSF supports safe driving and we want to promote drag racing as a safe alternative to illegal street racing. It’s always a good idea to practice motorsport in a safe environment where all the necessary safety measures are in place,” he added.

The timing lights will be in place and all racers will receive certificates of participation with their fastest time for the day.

Top tuning houses will also be represented at the event, with vehicles tuned by Mad Tuning Namibia, FRC Namibia, Conrad’s Carformance, Hotwire Performance and Hops Racing, and there’s buzz that a vehicle tuned by Revo Tuning in South Africa may also attend. There will be braai stands with food and refreshments available for the spectators to ensure hungry patrons can grab a bite to eat and something to drink.

The day’s programme will allow for promotional entries, which will be open to members of the public and entrants in this category will be issued NMSF day licenses. The national entrants will compete concurrently with promotional entrants that will be issued NMSF day licenses. Points scored by the promotional entrants will not count towards the national championship.

The sixth leg of the Namibian National Drag Racing Championship will be held on Saturday, 6 December in Union Street, Walvis Bay (public road). Entrance fee is N$40 per person and the race fee for participants taking out Day Licences is N$50 to race all day. Gates open at 10h00 and the racing starts at 12h00. The event will run under the SSR’s for drag-racing (2014) and will count towards the Namibian national championship.

Source : The Namibian