The second edition of the Valley Run – the only drag race in the country at the Amby Valley strip in Lonavala was organized by Elite Octane on 25th and 26th of January 2014. In its second edition this year, the event saw participation of 400 drag enthusiasts. Participating machines included some of the finest race tuned Indian cars and bikes, supercars and superbikes competing to clock the fastest quarter mile.
In addition to the main event, keeping the crowds entertained and offering spectators some variety was a Supercross event, which included a championship for under 14 racers & the pro seniors. A brand new professional drag racing timing system was also provided; the same system is used by all professional drag strips across the globe.
The much anticipated event had participants travel from Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Gujarat showcasing their vehicles and tuning skills. The two day event featured cars like Lamborginis, Audi R8s, Ferrari and bikes like Ducatis and BMW HP4samong others.
Putting up an exhibition run on the new Kawasaki ZX14R was 11 time World Drag Race Champion Rickey Gadson. Speaking on the occasion Rickey Gadson said “This is my second trip to India and I’m blown away by the excitement shown by the participants. I’m amazed how racers have managed to tune the small capacity vehicles to deliver good outputs; these things are pocket rockets. I came for the Valley Run in 2013 and saw a huge turnout for the run and this year the number has multiplied and it is just amazing to see so much passion for drag racing here. I have utmost respect for all the racers & appreciate Elite Octane Inc’s initiative to take this concept to the highest level.”
Mr. Vivek Kumar, CEO AAamby Valley City and Hotel Sahara Star: “We are extremely pleased to host The Valley Run 2013 at Aamby Valley City. The international level drag race will be a spectacular event for all auto lovers and will see superbikes and supercars competing to give viewers the ultimate adrenaline rush. The drag race is one of the many unique offerings at Aamby Valley City and we strive to constantly provide such international experiences to our guests.”
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