Weekender Bahrain, Friday, May 24 2019

Top drag racers awarded

admin 09-Mar-2017

Top drag racers awarded

Steve Jackson and Khaled Mohammed were amongst the biggest winners in the 2016/2017 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship-Arabian Pro Series, which came to a close Saturday night with an end-of-season awards ceremony held at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
Both Jackson and Mohammed came away with two titles, having won their categories in both the national championship and the Arabian series, which they share hosting privileges with Doha.
Competing for returning outfit Bahrain1Racing, Jackson triumphed in the highly competitive Pro Mod category, whereas Mohammed, driving for E Kanoo Racing, clinched both trophies in the Super Street V8.Jackson enjoyed a near-perfect debut campaign in Bahrain, winning four of the five rounds held at BIC while also setting a new World Record in his class.
“We had a lot of preparation and a lot of work went into this season,” said the American, who is more popularly known by his nickname “Stevie Fast”.“I never dreamed it would come out as good as it did. We have an awesome team and an awesome leader behind us in His Highness Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the results showed on the race track.
Mohammed, himself, had a wonderful campaign. “This was a really great season for us, specifically for this Super Street V8 category because we were planning to take both championships here,” said the veteran Bahraini. “We’re a little tired after racing back-to-back over the last five to six weeks in both Bahrain and Qatar but we are very pleased how this season has gone and we look forward to planning our next moves.”