THE REGION’S TOP DRAG RACERS REV UP FOR THE YAS PRO DRAG RACING SERIES
More Than 1 million AED up for grabs at Yas Marina Circuit
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 December 2012: More than 50 drivers from across the UAE and Middle East are set to go head to head on Friday 21 December, in the opening round of the Yas Pro Drag Racing Series at Yas Marina Circuit. Competing in four thrilling rounds, drivers in the series will battle it out for top drag honours and their share of a prize pool that exceeds one million dirhams.
“The Yas Pro Drag Racing Series has solidified its reputation as one of the most prominent and highly anticipated drag racing events in the Middle East,” said Yousif Al Sayegh, Manager of Yas Drag Racing Centre. “The drag racing community in the UAE continues to grow, and the quality of the competition is outstanding.”
This series will consist of six entry categories including the PRO 6, Pro Modified, 4.8 Index, Pro Bike, Super Street Bike, and Super Street 8. The drag racers will compete on a distance of 200 meters.
Al Sayegh continued, “Both fans and drivers can expect some fierce competition in this opening round. Many participants in the series will be competing in new cars and we’re expecting many records to be broken. All in all, it’s set to be an exciting weekend!”
Last season’s final round of Yas Marina Circuit’s Pro Drag Racing Series came to thrilling conclusion with Emirati drag racer, Sultan Al Zaabi taking top honours in the Pro Mod category.
Round one of the series will run on 21 December at the Yas Drag Strip, the first NHRA approved drag strip in the Middle East. Entry for spectators is 50 AED. To purchase tickets go to www.yasmarinacircuit.ae.
Yas Pro Drag Racing Series 2012/2013:
Round 1: 20-21 December, 2012
Round 2: 7-8 March, 2013
Round 3: 4-6 April, 2013
Round 4: 11-12 April, 2013
About Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is the home of the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With motorsport as its pulse and an extensive year-round programme of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences like Drag and Track Nights, the circuit has also emerged as a thriving hub of entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most dynamic and technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting, driving an Aston Martin GT4 over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at Train Yas, or simply catch up with friends over burgers and shakes at Yas Central, there's something for everyone at Yas Marina Circuit.