Over 80 vehicles for Enemed National Drag Racing Championship second round

Alex Buttigieg / Motorsports Events Photography

More than 80 drag racing cars, motorcycles and dragsters competed in the second round of the Enemed National Drag Racing Championship organised by the Malta Drag Racing Association at their raceway in Ħal Far between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th May.

Most drivers who did not have accidents or damage to their vehicles improved their personal best time.

Among the many success stories, Chantelle Zammit did a 10.82-second run in her Escort MK1 Pinto powered car prepared by Mark Farrugia. Farrugia Renald on his Mitsubishi FTO broke a world record at 8.422 seconds at speeds of 177.33 miles per hour, a record for a Mitsubishi FTO without wheelie bar.

Matthew Carabott, a driver of Mr Whippy Racing team ran the quarter-mile strip in 5.84 seconds at a speed of 234 miles per hour. This round also served as training for the Mr Whippy racing team, as at the end of the month they will debut at Santa Pod Raceway in London.

The Bracket classes were won by Mario Camenzuli, Semira Galea, Lesley Portelli, Michael Caruana, Emilio Vassallo, Godfrey Mallia, Clinton Degiorgio, Glenn Caruana, Marvic Galea, Jesmond Mallia and Paul Ciantar. Index Classes have been won by Clive Zammit, Michael Caruana and Semira Galea.

The Motorcycle SS1 class and Open Class were won by Luke Farrugia and Briegel Micallef respectively. Open Class 1, 2 and 3 were won by Paul Fenech, George Zarb and Patrick Scerri. D4 and D5 classes were won by Reuben Scicluna and Antoine Schembri. Open Front Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive Outlaw were won by Marvic Galea and Farrugia Renald. Garry Camilleri won the Extreme 2 Class. Louis Vella won the Open 6 Class while Christian Pace won Escort Class 2 and Escort Class 3.

The next round – the 3rd round of the Enemed National Drag Racing Championship – will be held on the nights of the 11th, 12th and 13th July, at the Ħal Far Raceway.