THE need for speed and the need to give to the underprivileged during the festive season, brought over 20 dragsters together at the Okahandja Drag strip on Saturday, for the annual Charity Drag Racing event.
The rain couldn't put a damper on Saturday's event which had to stop and re-start three times because of the downpour, but according to Johan Venter, the guys still let rip on the wet surface, and the weather didn't stop the spirit of the day.
A total of 16 cars and four motorcycles turned up to help make this day a success, with organisers from the Okahandja Motor Club making the day a memorable one.
Dragsters from , Windhoek, Rehoboth and Okahandja were there, and due to the wet weather, the timing system was out of action, but the guys challenged each other anyway with the first guy over the line winning the individual heat.
Johan Venter (PRO Okahandja Motor Club) told Woema that they were happy with the money they raised , and that the club will buying a lot of groceries and food for two old age homes and one underprivileged children's home. They plan to hand over the food by the week-end to
"We want to make sure that these under privileged people in our community have enough food provisions to last them till January, because it is sadly the aged and orphaned that are forgotten over the festive season."