PROPOSED “NATIONAL DRAG RACE CHAMPIONSHIP” (Abuja)
Drag racing is a type of motor racing in which automobiles or motorcycles (usually specially prepared for the purpose) compete, usually two at a time, to be first to cross a set finish line. The race follows a short, straight course from a standing start over a measured distance, most commonly ¼ mile (1,320 ft./402 m). Electronic timing and speed sensing systems are used to record race results.
Before each race (commonly known as a pass), each driver is allowed to perform a burnout, which heats the driving tires and lays rubber down at the beginning of the track, improving traction. Each driver then lines up (or stages) at the starting line.
Modern professional races are started electronically by a system known as a Christmas tree, which consists of a column of lights for each driver/lane, and two light beam sensors per lane on the track at the starting line.
Most race events use a traditional bracket system, where the losing car and driver are eliminated from the event while the winner advances to the next round, until a champion is crowned. Events typically use 4, 8, or 16 car brackets. Drivers are typically seeded by elapsed times in qualifying.
There are hundreds of classes in drag racing, each with different requirements and restrictions on things such as weight, engine size, body style, modifications, and many others. So it is the responsibility of NASA to design the best drag race that will suit the facility and also fit in for the current status of motor sport in Nigeria, putting safety first, as all vehicles must pass a safety inspection prior to being allowed in the drag racing competition.
The proposed name for the event is, the “NASA Drag Race Championship”.
The proposed venue for the event is the terminal end of Sani Abacha Way in Central Business District of Abuja, Nigeria.
Only registered members in good standing shall be eligible to participate in the event.
There will be two classes of competitors;
Class A: 1.8L – 2.5L
Class B: 2.6L – 4.0L
There will be 16 competitors in each class allowed, with any vehicle rated higher than V6 and SUV’s prohibited.
There shall be a private pre-event not later than 1 week to the event; this is to allow for physical screening of participant vehicles and drivers, practice and training of event day stewards.
Only competitors whose vehicles have passed at the pre-event will be allowed to participate on match day.
Each competitor will breakout 2 times to enable fair pairing.
Any competitor who fails to show up for the pre-event shall be disqualified.
There shall be cash prizes for the first, second and third position finishers.
The first prize winners in each class shall become NASA brand ambassadors for a period of 1 calendar year.
Round of 16 (8 vs 8) – Quarter Final (4 vs 4) – Semi Final (2 Vs 2) – Third Place (Losers Final) - Grand Final (Winners final)
NASA Terms and conditions apply*
PROPOSED NASA DRIFT SHOWDOWN (Lagos)
Details to be released soon