Ashan Silva steals the limelight at Pannala
Aug 1, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Asian Motor Racing Club conducted the JK Tyre/McLarens Formula 1300 Championship 2010 Round One yesterday at the Pannala Race Track. Ashan Silva who came to the limelight in the Motor Racing Field in the Super Car events stole the show yesterday driving the McLarens Formula 1300 won both events to take the lead with maximum points.
He was followed by veteran drivers Rizvi Farook and Irshaq Wahab in both these events. The supporting race on this day the 1600cc Formula saw Dinesh Jayawardena win the event with ease. Here too Ashan showed that he is prepared give the veterans a good run when it matters on the track. He was placed second while the third place went to Nalin Gunasekera.
Yesterday also saw the Pannala Track being used by the riders after nearly two years when Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club made use of the opportunity to run seven event for the riders.
Here it was eight-year-old Jaden Gunawardena proved that he is a big threat to senior riders. Jaden rode in the Under-13 event with his younger brother Aaron but failed to win the first place two brothers were seen on the podium as two of them finished behind Nicklesh Manchanayake in the scooter event. Jaden came up with a bang in the next event the 125cc class event riding along with reputed riders and made a clean sweep in this Under-16 event to thrill all the motor race loving spectators.