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Speed Racing Series Finals comes alive at Pannala

Sep 20, 2011 2:30:57 PM - www.ft.lk

The Speed Racing Series jointly organised by the Ceylon Motor Sports Club, the Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club, the Motor Racing Association and the Asian Motor Racing club will be held on 16 October 2011 at the Pannala Race track. It will be the final round of the Championship out of four rounds in total.

The third round was held successfully in June this year which drew a considerable amount of entries and spectators at the Pannala track. The competitors experienced a revamped track with improved safety and facilities while the spectators enjoyed the thrilling races with access to food and beverage.
The organisers released the Sporting Regulations to the competitors and the entries are now open for all Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS) approved classes. A spokesperson for the Joint Committee of Speed 2011 stated that the entries will close on 7 October 2011 at 10 p.m. at the Speed Drome, Pannipitiya Road, Battaramulla for motor cars and the motor bike entries will also close on the same day at No. 5A, Havelock Place, Colombo 5.
The popular events will include the SLGT 3500 cc, SL H 1600 cc and the one make classes of the Mini, Nissan March, Ford Laser and the Formula Ford together with the Formula Mclarens 1300. The championship will also make way to newcomers who will race in the Formula Mclarens 1300 event.
The results of this championship will be taken towards the 2011 National Championship of the Sri Lanka Automobile Sports.
There will be a host motor cycle event worked off as well and those results will also be counted for the National Championship of the Federation of Motor Cycle Sports in Sri Lanka. Sources say that some foreign riders are due to participate in the motor cycle events. The organisers included the qualifying of the bike in order to determine a grid position for the start of the motor cycle races. This was a new rule brought in by Sri Lanka Racing Riders Association to uplift the standards of the sport.

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