Car rac­ing of­fi­cials prom­ise more

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS - SIMIONE HAR­A­VANUA Edited by Leone Cabenatabu­a

The Fiji Car Club has plans of re­viv­ing off road car race at the end of this year. Speak­ing to SUNs­ports yes­ter­day FCC pres­i­dent Raizal Han­iff said in­tro­duc­ing the race would be ex­cit­ing for the sport.

“The ideas that we have on the past few months is to look be­yond the quar­ter mile drag rac­ing and had plans to start off road rac­ing as we have iden­ti­fied a land in Momi Bay,” he said.

“We have to present our pro­pos­als to the landown­ers and we are hop­ing to have one off road race be­fore the end of the year.

“The as­so­ci­a­tion is try­ing to get talks done so we can start to make this hap­pen.

“Off road rac­ing has not hap­pened in Fiji for a while. So we don’t know of what the in­ter­est is like out there among the driv­ers and the fans.”

“We will have to try and get things going so we can iden­tify the in­ter­ests of driv­ers out there.

“Off road rac­ing is fun and in­ter­est­ing for young driv­ers so we don’t have to mod­ify our ve­hi­cles much like drag rac­ing, there will be a lot of safety mea­sures that will put in place for off road.”

Raizal said with the ac­cred­i­ta­tion the race would be ex­cit­ing to watch from this weekend.

“The first event after this will be the Pa­cific En­ergy quar­ter mile drag race which will be held on Sun­day,” he said.

“We are way be­hind in our sea­son but never the less we have to do at least five more events be­fore the end of the year.

“We like to thank Pa­cific En­ergy for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port to­wards car rac­ing.

“Four months is a lot of time for the driv­ers to pre­pare and get their cars ready.

“Ma­jor­ity of the cars are now up and run­ning so we are ex­pect­ing to see about 45 cars take part in the next rac­ing meet.

“We strug­gled and worked very hard dur­ing these try­ing times to se­cure our spon­sors and again we had to work hard to get this ac­cred­i­ta­tion from rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties.”

Raizal said with the ac­cred­i­ta­tion the race would be ex­cit­ing to watch from this week

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.