Steve Jackson set a new Pro Mod Fight World Record en route to claiming a fantastic victory in the highly competitive category during round three of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship-Arabian Pro Series.
Driving for Bahrain1Racing Team in his 1969 Chevy Camaro, Jackson registered a blistering time of 3.640 seconds with a speed of 324.75kph down Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) world-class quarter-mile drag strip on Friday.The American won his semi-final head-to-head with Mahana Naemi and in the process shattered the old World Record of 3.663s, set by compatriot Lizzy Musi at 326.21kph. By setting the new best mark, Jackson lived up to his nickname of “Stevie Fast” and he provided the highlight of the weekend’s action at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”. Jackson then moved on to defeat E Kanoo Racing Team star Khaled Mohammed by just two-hundredths-of-a-second in the Pro Mod final to cap a brilliant night out in Sakhir.
More than 170 drag racers from across the Gulf and beyond flocked to BIC to compete in the event.Also in the championship, E Kanoo Racing Team had plenty to celebrate with two of their drivers winning other categories.Mohammed made up for his Pro Mod defeat with a win in the Super Street V8 category. He beat Turki Al Humedi with a brilliant pass of 4.027s in the final.E Kanoo teammate Gary White was another to win. He clinched the Outlaw 6-Cylinder title after he beat Mohammed Ali Haji with a last run of 13.218s.Amongst the motorbike participants, Bader Bin Edan claimed the Street Bike category; Mishari Al Turki was the winner in the Super Street Bike; Meshal Al Saber clinched a win the Pro Bike class, and in the Index Bike 9.50, Waleed Albadeen was the winner. Following all the action, the winners were awarded their respective trophies by officials from the BIC, the Bahrain Drag Racing the Bahrain Motorcycle Club.