Drag racers set for heated battles down quarter-mile strip at BIC this weekend

Thursday, Dec 19th 2019, 11:03 am | Category: BDRC

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, is all set for an exciting climax in the second round of the 2019/2020 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship (BDRC) on Thursday and Friday (December 19 and 20) in Sakhir.

Following two days of preparations with Test and Tune being held Tuesday and Wednesday night, the action is certain to intensify with Qualifying and Race Day up ahead.

The BDRC is the region’s biggest and most competitive drag racing series and it attracts drivers and their vehicles from all over the world. In the season-opening event last month, more than 115 participants from across the Gulf and the US flocked to BIC to take part, and even more are expected to join this meeting, which will be the last of the calendar year.



BIC’s quarter-mile drag strip will host all of the action. BIC is a member of the prestigious Worldwide Network of the USA-based National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), allowing the Bahrain championship to run under the prestigious NHRA banner.

Qualifying will be from 4pm to 11pm on Thursday, while Race Day will begin from 4pm Friday until the completion of racing.

Participants are set to compete in 16 competition categories for both cars and motorbikes. The cars classes consist of Street 4 and 6, Outlaw FWD, Super Street 6-Cyl, Outlaw 6-Cyl, Street V8, Super Street V8, Competition 4.5, Outlaw 10.5, Pro Mod, Index 10.5, Index 9.5, Index 8.5. For motorcycles, the classes include Street Fight Bikes, Street Bikes, Super Street Bikes and Pro Bikes.

 



All are welcome to attend the second round’s last two days. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For Qualifying and Race Day, tickets are BD5 at the Start Line Grandstand, while tickets are BD3 for the Batelco Grandstand. Children aged from three to 12 years old can attend for half the price.

The 2019/2020 season is composed of five rounds, to be held until February of next year. Round Three is from January 14 to 17, while Round Four will be from February 4 to 7. The championship finale will then be held from February 25 to 28. 

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