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2016 India Speed Week Drag Racing Championship Details Announced, to Be Held in Kolkata

Quarter mile drag races with supercars and superbikes is what the event is all about.


Updated:October 27, 2016, 7:09 PM IST
2016 India Speed Week Drag Racing Championship Details Announced, to Be Held in Kolkata
ISW core team with their ambassadors. (Photo: ISW)

The 2016 India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) has been announced. The 3-day event will bring drag racing teams and speedsters across various automobile segments and categories to Kolkata.

Governed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and managed by Elite Octane Inc., ISW 2016 seeks to place Kolkata firmly on the national and international airstrip racing phenomena.

Renowned personalities such as Baichung Bhutia, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor & Jackie Shroff will be present during the Flag Off of the Drag Races and across the 3 days of the festival to cheer for the teams as they head down the tracks.

Amit Modi, Chairman, India Speed Week said “ We plan to exhibit this large scale affair by showcasing the best in drag racing, auto exhibitions, adventure sports and entertainment across the three days of India Speed Week. Public Roads no matter how deserted or controlled can never match the safety, peace of mind and thrill of an airstrip.”

The event is expected to witness participation from stock cars and bikes across categories and engine capacities, with various stages of the engine and other modifications. Starting from the mundane filter and header changes to the extreme turbo and NOS enabled versions.

Drag Racing at India Speed Week shall be in the quarter mile format. So the fastest to cover a quarter mile distance on the runway from standstill is the winner in that category. Categories are defined by engine cubic capacities and modification levels.

Tickets shall be available online and offline from 1st November 2016. The event will be taking place at the runway of the Behala Flying Club.

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