Car racing officials promise more
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