THIS coming Sunday will see the staging of the fifth event of the Dragpro Club's 2012 Drag Racing and Sound Off Series at the home of local motorsport - Donnybrook - in Harare. Drag racing is increasing in popularity in Zimbabwe as people grasp the concept that this is a motorsport in which the general public can compete together with experienced racing drivers.
You do not require special driving training and you do not need a specially prepared or modified vehicle to take part in this event. Your every day run-around vehicle (whether that be a BMW, Mazda 323 or diesel pick-up) will do the job and give you the opportunity to be a motorsport competitor.
While a big attraction is of course the high performance Skylines, Subarus, V8s and high performance bikes etc, there is nothing the crowd likes better than to see every day vehicles competing and to see the underdog excel.
The event offers a further attraction to competitors in the form of trophies and prizes totalling over US$5 000 which are handed out on the day to the top competitors in their class at a prize-giving ceremony.
Susan Zevgolis of the Dragpro Club, who run drag racing in this country, said they were looking forward to another exciting event on Sunday and were also expecting a bumper crowd at Donnybrook. "It is important to note that Dragpro Club recognises that people sometimes want to test their vehicles beyond the boundaries of public road laws, and advocates that people do not use public roads to race or drive at high speeds, but instead attend Dragpro events where they can race the track."