Kolkata is all set to be a new hub of drag racing and eastern India’s largest auto show!
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The India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) announces a 3 day extravaganza celebrating speed, adrenaline and glamour. It will bring together, for the very first time, drag racing teams and speedsters across various automobile segments and categories to Kolkata. The question on everyone’s mind – who will be the fastest of them all!
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.
ISW 2016 will be associating with dynamic, energetic and glamourous young talent who will epitomise speed, adrenaline and elegance as the “Face of the Event”. 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.
Mr. Amit Modi, Chairman, India Speed Week said “We are thrilled to announce an event so grand. 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 zestful show, in a never been seen before format, will celebrate extravaganza, adrenaline and glamour.”
Cars and bikes at India Speed Week shall hail from the entire spectrum of products available in India today and beyond. Stock cars and bikes across categories and engine capacities shall be the primary draw. Then there would be cats and bikes with various stages of engine and other modifications. Starting from the mundane filter and header changes to the extreme turbo and NOS enabled versions.
The whole line up would be a one of a kind get together of automobiles in one place.
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.
Mr. Shrikant Karani from Sports craft is a prominent FMSCI and national motorsports figure. Mr. Rongom Tagore Mukerji, from Elite Octane Inc. is a drag racing specialist and also a committee member, drag racing committee of the FMSCI.
Tickets shall be available online and offline from 1st November 2016 from our ticketing partner, www.bookmyshow.com
Providing the most ideal and exhilarating backdrop for ISW 2016 with its prolific history and dynamic training facilities, will be the runway of the Behala Flying Club. For the very first time, people in Kolkata will witness Drag Racing, thereby putting the city firmly on the world map of this exciting motorsport. Imagine the sheer thrill of gearing up with your super car/bike across a 1 KM long runway, that too amidst live music and glamour!
Special arrangements are made to ensure the safety of the spectators and the competitors, including rescue, firefighting and medical support when the race is going on. The event will take place as per the guidelines of the Federation of Motor sports Clubs of India – the governing body for motorsports activities in India.
About India Speed Week:
The India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) will be a three day extravaganza celebrating speed, adrenaline and glamour. It will bring together, for the very first time, drag racing teams and speedsters across various automobile segments and categories, to Kolkata. The question on everyone’s mind – who will be the fastest of them all!
Governed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and managed by Elite Octane Inc., ISW 2016 seeks to put Kolkata firmly on the national and international airstrip racing phenomena.