Coimbatore, August 28, 2014: ​Over 250 cars and bikes, among them some of the fastest machines manufactured​, and superbikes, will be seen in action when the first two rounds of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2014 are held at the famed Kari Motor Speedway, near here, from August 28-31.

​The event is being conducted by Spitfire Motorsports Pvt. Ltd. (Coimbatore) in association with Speedway Motorsports (Hyderabad). The practice sessions will be on Thursday and Saturday for the first and second rounds respectively, while the two rounds of the championship will be conducted on Friday and SundayOn Saturday, an autocross event will be held and many of the vehicles entered for the drag races are also expected to participate.

​Naturally, the glamour quotient will be there with all the big cars and bikes assembling from places like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Madurai, Tuticorin, Nagercoil and from Kerala. The big boys among the four wheelers that will be seen in action are the Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes SLK, Audi R8 and Porsche. Among the two-wheelers, the attractions will be the machines from BMW, Yamaha, Honda and others. The bikes will race in the morning session, while the big cars will be seen in action in the post-lunch session.

The prominent names in the fray for top honours include Hyderabad racers Prabhu (four-wheeler Open champion) and Arun (four-wheeler Indian Open and Foreign class champion) and Bangalore’s Khalim Pasha (champion last year in the Indian Open and imported bikes categories) among others. About 250 entries are expected for each round in the two and four-wheeler classes, while about 150 are expected for the autocross event. The entries have been kept open till Thursday.

The cars and bikes can take part in the Open or Championship event. The participants for the Championship event will be considered for the National Championship titles. For the Indian Open championship, the vehicles have to be Indian with Indian engines. In the Unrestricted class, it is open to Indian cars with foreign engines, foreign cars, Specials, single seaters and non-production vehicles. For bikes in the Unrestricted class, participants can use Indian bikes with foreign engines, foreign bikes and Specials (internal combustion engines only).