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Drag Racing on this Sunday

Friday, May 16, 2014    

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THE Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge returns to Vernamfield in Clarendon on Sunday for the second time this year.

Organisers say the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) promises an even better spectacle this time around.

"We expect a full programme of competitive racing," Stephen Gunter, NDRC executive member, told Auto.

Round one had to be halted due to bad weather, but several records set by that meet have drivers waiting anxiously in the wings to show their full potential down the quarter-mile.

Last weekend's free Test & Tune session, which allows competitors to pre-test their vehicles, saw 59 cars participate. More importantly, according to Gunter, the fact that several cars posted personal bests bodes well for the meet itself this Sunday.

"Changes have been made to the overall layout, so as to maximise efficiency," he said.

The return lane has been rerouted into the pit area to aid the smoother flow of traffic and cut down on spectator congestion. Fans will also have the benefit of two seating options.

"Two sets of stands are planned for this meet. A bleacher section on the left side of the track, and premium stands on the right side," Gunter explained.

The return lane will curve behind the premium stands.

-- Rory Daley

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