Sepang Drag Battle 2010 Sheikh Salimee is Sepang Drag King

Published on November 22nd, 2010

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Malaysia’s top drag racer Sheikh Mohd Salimee Mohd Fowzi was denied a stylish conclusion to his 2010 Sepang Drag Battle campaign his Nissan Skyline machine lost in the final run at the season-ender Round 5 at Sepang Circuit on Saturday night.

Tan Wai Loong, who recorded an impressive 10.650 seconds in his Mitsubishi Evo to win his semi-final battle, simply cruised in a casual 17.992 seconds to complete the 400-meter dash after Sheikh’s car encountered mechanical problems at the start in the deciding run.

It was a disappointing end for Sheikh, who came to the final round in search of a hattrick after winning the third and fourth round. Fortunately, the defeat did not come affect the final standings as Sheikh was crowned as the 2010 champion for Class A, which is the open class.

After five rounds, Sheikh garnered 13 points to take the overall championship with Tan Chun Li, who was scoreless in the final round, taking second place with eight championship points. Suzaimi Ahmad, who came in fourth in Round 5, was third overall with six points.

It was a battle to the wire for Class B with Mohd Ainul Asri Mohd Aini taking victory for Round 5, five championship points and the overall championship; edging out Mohd Amirullah Mohd Ali, who was leading the championship by a single points before the commencement of the final round.

As both Ainul and Amirullah sweep aside their rivals, the leading duo met in the final run, which saw Ainul’s Proton Satria finishing the 400-meter dash infront of SIC’s main straight in 10.997 seconds. Amirullah clocked 11.544 seconds in his Mazda machine.

Mohd Maziz Abdullah defended his Class C crown; but was upstaged in the final round as he lost his semi-final battle against Abdul Jalil Abdul Rahman. However, it did not turn out as a night of glory for Jalil as well when he edged out in the final; losing to Ikmy Adzwan Jamuri.

Maziz, however, re-discovered his form to win third place and two championship points to take his total tally for the season to 12 points. Ahmad Firdaus Azman, who lost in the quarterfinals at the night, was second overall with 11 points and Ikmy taking third overall with 6 points.

Class F for V-Tec engine street legal machines up to 2000cc saw Mohd Hanapi Ismail and Mohd Iqram Ismail Tajinder finishing the season with 13 points. The championship crown, however, was presented to Hanapi after he won the final round; coincidentally beating Iqram, who came in second last Saturday.

For the non V-Tec street legal machines up to 2000cc under Class FX, the overall title was already won by Sharulnizam Mohd Sain even before the start of Round 5. He again showed his prowess in his Nissan Sentra as he romped to his third victory of the season; taking his final tally to 17 championship points.

Season 2011 would feature another five rounds with the opening round scheduled on March 19 next year. Round 2 has been slotted for May 21; Round 3 on July 16; Round 4 on September 10 and the final round scheduled on October 1 next year.

words: SIC   pix: Yaya, Akram & Syafril Ismail

Comments

  1. Posted by Jin on November 13th, 2013, 15:19

    Are the drag times clocked in Sepang ET times or ET plus RT

  2. Posted by Hage' on November 18th, 2013, 18:26

    hiya jin, you should post your question to sepang as they’re the organizer. we totally have no answer for this.

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