Thursday, May 23

Miri Borneo Drag Race on Aug 31


THE TROPHY: Miri Motor Sports Club vice president, Jimmy Ngo (centre) together with the organising committee members with trophies for the winners of Miri Borneo Drag Race to be held at Lutong Airport Old Airstrip on Aug 31.

MIRI: Miri Motor Sports Club is organising the 10th Anniversary Borneo (International) Drag Race on Aug 31 at Lutong Airport Old Airstrip.

According to the club’s vice president, Jimmy Ngo said that this year’s event highlights will include new entries from Thailand.

“A total of eight racers from Thailand will participate in the drag race for the first time. This is a positive sign as more international country join in the race,” he said during the press conference recently.

Ngo added that teams from neighbouring Brunei Darussalam will also participant including those from Miri, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur.

“About 100 drag race cars will be there on that day with a total of RM20,000 cash prize and trophy to vie on,” he said. Meanwhile, the drag race is divided into six categories namely 4-Wheel Turbo, 2-Wheel Turbo, 1.6 L – 2.4L NA (Naturally Aspirated), 1.6L below NA, Diesel Auto and Diesel Manual category.

For each category, the top eight racers will enter the final round while on August 30, the inspection on all the participating cars will be held at the airstrip where members of the public are invited to view the cars on display.