NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The 7th OYA Autocross Motocross & Offroading Challenge 2016 was flagged off today by Jagjit Singh SP Mohali, at PUDA Grounds Phase VIII Mohali. He interacted with the participants and went around the track to see personally the challenges setup to test the abilities and enhance the competition. The event is being organised from 9am to 5 pm.
OYA believes in keeping racing off the road and in safe environment while at the same time we take up one or the other social cause every year. This year the event has been dedicated towards creating awareness about drug abuse.
The event is running seventh time and has a scope for participation in two wheeler motorcycles, four wheel cars and off road driving in SUVs. The competition is being held on closed track with trained marshal’s and medical services available on site. The event is being orgainsed under permit from Federation of Motor Sport Clubs of India (FMSCI) following all international norms.
For first time for an event run in this region live timing system is being used that can be checked on the internet by supporters and fans of participants.
Before any participant is allowed to race their vehicle and riding gear is checked by independent qualified technical delegates / scrutineers appointed by FMSCI. The purpose is to ensure that maximum emphasis on safety is kept during the races. This check also is used for determination and verification of engine capacities.
There are many sub categories of competitions based on engine capacities of vehicles so that the powerful vehicles do not gain an upper hand vis-à-vis the smaller vehicles. The event has attracted wide spread attraction and there are participants coming from faraway places like Mumbai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Delhi and of course the states around the tri city region. There are over 150 participants and above 60 officials involved in the safety and conduct of the event. Some of the well-known names of motor sports fraternity Suresh Rana, Sunny Sidhu, Samrat Yadav, Harvinder Bhola etc. are likely to participate in the event.
Mr. Kabir Warraich, is the COC (Clerk of the Course) and Mr. Kirpal Tung is the CRO (Competitor Relationship Officer), both Old Yadavindrians. Mr. Padam Chauhan, the ace offroader of the country and the President of the Gerrari Offroaders will also be present.
Autocross is a popular format that is used internationally to run weekend races by enthusiasts and does not present any special expenditure by the competitors. As the number and variety of vehicles increase motorsport is catching the imagination of youngsters.
The races will conclude on Sunday evening with prize distribution at the venue grounds itself.
The Autocross, Motocross & Off Roading Prizes to be given include :-
- Free Ultimate Desert Off Road Entry.
• Profender shockers for Gypsy & Thar
• Ironman shockers for Jeeps
• Mile marker 8000 lbs winch.
• Metalsmith Bumper.
• Sarbloh Bumper.
• Pro1 Products gift hampers (3 Hampers).
• Bushranger Products Gift Hamper.
• Cerakote Ceramic Engine Coating.
• Atrend 40 inch LED lights.
In addition to the above Prizes the 1st, 2nd & 3rd (Podium Winners) in all Classes get Trophies as well.
The Biggest, Best and Oldest Autocross of the region, just got even better.. Over all prizes/hampers worth in excess of Rs. 5,00,000!!