It’s only a few days before the grand finale of the 2015 Telecel Drag Racing Series scheduled for Donnybrook Raceway, but this time there will not be any foreign flavour to add to the season ending festivity.
By Munyaradzi Madzokere
Saturday October 3 will see the fourth and final drag racing event of the year playing out in front of the expected 3 000-strong crowd at Harare’s home of motorsport.
While South African dragster Reg Murray lit up the last event in July, Sables-Dragpro Club has this time failed to bring in foreigners for the meet.
“We were trying to bring in a few South African racers for this week’s grand finale, but I guess with the people being new, we felt it a bit light to try and bring them in for the race,” club official Suzan Zevgolis said.
“The SA drift team that we brought here recently is quite connected so they are going to help bring in a lot of international drag racers to our event, but that will have to be for next year. With the event being held on a Saturday and sunny weather predicted, the grand finale promises a great day out for the whole family,” she added.
After the last event that was held on July 26, competitors have had time to tweak their vehicles’ performance in preparation for this final event and some are still busy working on their vehicles ahead of the event.
The 2015 Series has seen many changes in the leader board except at the top where a handful of committed competitors have kept a tight formation in the point scoring.
Alan Cacace, Mano Zevgolis, Terry Allberry, Les Carlsson and Phil Archenoul continue to dominate the sport with their highly modified cars and bikes, but in this game, fortunes can change very easily.
There’s everything on the line at this final event for the top drivers and riders, so extra risks will be taken to push vehicles to their top speed limits.
This will be the last chance this year for drag racing competitors and spectators to take part in Zimbabwe’s most popular high octane motorsport until early next year when the new season begins after a lengthy break for the rainy season.