Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

The fourth edition of the Vroom Drag Meet was held at Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited (TAAL) near Hosur on October 27-28, 2018. It was an action-packed two days with superbikes, supercars and a lot of Indian cars and bikes putting up a show on the 2.25-kilometre runway.

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

Drag racing is a form of motorsport in which participants have to complete a quarter-mile track (402-metres). The rider or the driver with the fastest time will be declared as the winner. In Vroom Drag Meet, the competitors were given two runs (practice included) to complete the quarter-mile.

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

Day 1 of Vroom witnessed the two-stroke and four-stroke bikes burning the rubber. It was a hot day and the conditions were perfect for the bikes. The practice runs further allowed to get a hang of the track and the machine.

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

The highlight of day 1 was the two-stroke bikes. The two-stroke category was spread across several classes ranging from up to 130cc to 350cc. In the 350cc-and-above two-stroke category, Kaleem Pasha set the pace at 13.155 seconds, while Attaulla Baig (13.168) and Mujahid Pasha (13.253) finished in second and third places, respectively.

From the results of both days (including Open category from Day 2), Attaulla Baig was the overall fastest rider in the two-stroke class (upto 350cc).

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

Another prominent attraction of day 1 was the Bullet and the classic Jawa and Yezdi bikes. The retro-bikes created a nostalgic feeling as they completed the drag run with the typical exhaust note. Asif set the fastest time in the Bullet class while the Jawa/Yezdi class victory went to Maqsood Baig, followed by his brother, Mansoor Baig.

The remaining results are as follows:

Two-stroke Up To 130cc

  1. Kaleem Pasha
  2. Mohammed Rafiq
  3. R Madhan Kumar
Two-stroke 131–165cc
  1. Iqbal Shaik
  2. Syed Nayeem Saw
  3. Sumit Salvi
Two-stroke 350cc & Above
  1. Kaleem Pasha
  2. Attaulla Baig
  3. Mujahid Pasha
Four-stroke Up To 165cc
  1. Mustafa Siraj Khan
  2. Deepak S
  3. Goutham R
Four-stroke 166–225cc
  1. Iqbal Shaik
  2. Deepak S
  3. Tummi M Nanavare
Four-stroke 226–360cc
  1. Syed Afsar
  2. Nasruddin Shaik
  3. Sushant Sunil Kavalekar
Four-stroke 361–550cc
  1. Iqbal Shaik
  2. Deepak S
  3. Attaulla Baig
Four-stroke Open
  1. Attaulla Baig
  2. Iqbal Shaik
  3. Deepak S
Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

Day 2 of the Vroom Drag Meet was even more exciting with the participation of superbikes and a whole variety of cars. Motorsports enthusiasts were eager to see the litre-class superbikes and iconic supercars ripping the quarter-mile track. The spectators were not disappointed, either.

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

The superbikes category was spread across several classes ranging from 551cc to 1050cc, and above. The overall victory was won and the fastest time (10.664 seconds) was set by Hemanth Mudappa of Mantra Racing, on his Suzuki Hayabusa.

Below are the remaining results:

Four-stroke 551–850cc

  1. Sidharth Parmar
  2. Sufiyan Ahmed
  3. Attagullah Baig
Four-stroke 851–1050cc
  1. Zahir Shah
  2. Stephen Panchigalla
  3. Zubair Ali Jung
Four-stroke 1050cc & Above
  1. Hafizullah Khan
  2. Hemanth Muddappa
  3. Baba Blaze
Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

In the cars category, the line-up included Indian cars such as the Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Octavia, Honda City, Maruti Esteem and Maruti Zen. In the four-wheeler category, Jeevan Chengappa was the fastest in the Indian Cars class. D Ashwin drove the fastest diesel car of the entire eventwhile Yajur Miglani finished first in the Unrestricted class.

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

Vroom 2018 also saw some really interesting cars on the track. For instance, the TechArt GT Street R (based on the 991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S) was easily the fastest four-wheeler at the event and left the crowd shocked after it beat a Nissan GT-R. The rest of the supercar line-up included the Audi R8, Audi RS7, Audi S6 and Porsche 981 Cayman S, to name a few.

Vroom Drag Meet 2018 — Results And Highlights

Thoughts On Vroom Drag Meet 2018

The fourth edition of Vroom Drag Meet succeeded in thrilling motorsport and drag racing enthusiasts, yet again. The event saw some of the best in terms of automotive engineering and driving skills, in both two-wheeler and four-wheeler category. The Indian motorsport scene is currently growing at a good pace and we will one day reach international standards, thanks to events such as the Vroom Drag Meet.

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Article Published On: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 13:36 [IST]
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