Fast and furious get ready as drag fest arrives in Bengaluru

Fast and furious get ready as drag fest arrives in Bengaluru

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-05-26 18:08 Bengaluru: Drag racing enthusiasts are in for a treat as the two-day Drag Fest 2016 will get underway in Bengaluru on May 28. The event would be held at the Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd in Hosur by Team 46 racing community. The fest is being organised under FMCI, the governing body for motorsports in India, and would be the first legal drag racing event in the country. Around 600 participants from all over India are expected to compete in this event. Raghavendra of Team 46 Racing said they had been holding the drag fest for the last six years in a professional way where safety of the racers and viewers was a top priority. The highlight of the event would be racing on the airstrip. With most airports being busy and alternative runways not maintained properly, racing on airstrip has become very rare. But Taneja Aerospace’s world-class airstrip would test the techniques of the racers. “We have kept the entry fee nominal,” said Raghavendra. “Our aim is to make Karnataka a popular destination for drag race. We wish to expand the sport across the country by using the airstrips at Hubballi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad etc.  Safety of racers and spectators is our top priority.”