Among the round’s biggest winners was American Gary White of Bahrain-based E Kanoo Racing Team. White claimed a fantastic double in the meeting, winning first place in both the Super Street 6-Cylinder category as well as in the Outlaw 6-Cylinder class.
Fans were not left disappointed with so much action on hand with head-to-head battles in 10 cars classes and three motorbikes categories.
In the Super Street 6-Cylinder category, White narrowly defeated Bahraini Nawaf Al Mannei in a hotly contested final. The veteran clocked a winning time of 7.561secs down BIC’s quarter-mile drag strip, while Al Mannei completed the distance in 7.732secs. Bahraini Yousif Abdulla finished third.
White then added another trophy to his collection after winning the Outlaw 6-Cylinder class. He literally did not have to break a sweat to secure his double, as he received a bye in the final round.
White’s E Kanoo Racing Team partner Khaled Mohammed also had reason to celebrate, winning the Pro Mod category. Mohammed clocked a dominant 3.781secs down the eighth-mile for a fine victory, which came easier as opponent Turki Alhumadi’s car had issues. Abdulla Alsuri was ranked third.
Victories in the remaining cars categories were split between the best of the drag racing talent to come from Bahrain and Kuwait.
- Bahraini Salah Salahuddin won the Street V8 division, beating Ali Aljowadar in a tense final battle. Salahuddin raced down the strip in 8.071secs, while Aljowdar finished in 8.304secs. Abduljaleel Abdulkareem was in third place overall.
- Adel Hassan won another for the home crowd after defeating Mohammed Ali in the final of the Street 4 and 6 category. Hassan clocked a winning mark of 9.674secs while Ali finished in 10.269secs. Abdulaziz Faisal joined them on the podium in third place.
- Bahraini Mohammed bin Hasher triumphed in the Outlaw Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) class. He won his final in 8.618secs, beating Abdulrahman bin Hasher who clocked a mark of 9.186secs. Mohammed Rader was classified third.
- Kuwait’s Jassim Muqahwe was then the winner in the Super Street V8 category. He beat Faisal Al Essa in their eighth-mile run, winning with a 4.344secs mark as compared to Al Essa’s 4.583secs. Abdulla Al Shamsi was third.
- Fellow-Kuwaiti Abdulla Alsuri triumphed in the Outlaw 10.5 class. He had a dominant 4.331secs run in the final, defeating the 7.725secs of Nabeel Al Isa. Mohammed Alotaibi finished third.
- The Index 10.5 class was claimed by Hassan Jassim. He beat Wael Saleh in the final after Saleh had a stage foul. Akram Rasheed was classified in third place.
- Saudi Arabia was also represented atop the podium in the cars classes, with Muslim Al Galaf taking first place in the Competition 4.5 category. Al Galaf beat Mohammed Salama in the final run, while Jaber Almagribi claimed third overall.
Kuwait’s Mohammed Burashid won first place in the Pro Bike category with a time of 4.016secs in the final, beating Mohammed Yagut’s 4.092secs. American Bill Vose was ranked third.
In the Super Street Bike, Kuwaiti Misfer Almisfer was triumphant, taking first place in 8.760secs and beating Yaqoub Al Ali in the final. Mushari Al Turki was joined them on the podium after being classified third.
Khalid Al Doseri followed suit winning the Street Bike category. He won by the narrowest of margins against Bader bin Edan in their final battle, registering a time of 8.306secs while bin Edan was left having to settle for the runner-up spot with a solid 8.368secs mark. Khaled Al Fozan finished in third place.
What’s up next?
Following the third round of action, the fourth and penultimate meeting of the season will take place February 24 to 27, followed by the championship finale from March 3 to 6.