By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Demonstrating speed skill and control Asad Khoro won the ‘A’ Prepared Class event of Hub Rally Cross at the newly launched Max Dirt Arena in Hub on March 12. Overall 33 participants including several newcomers featured in the race as hundreds of peoples from around the area turnout to watch some of country’s top racing rally drivers in action.
The winner of Jhal Magsi, Hub Rally and Cholistan Rally, Nadir Magsi, was contended the second positon. Driving Toyota Vigo 4000 cc, Nadir Magsi took five minutes four seconds. Emerging Driver, Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Ali, also showed brilliant controlled driving to finish third. He clocked five minutes nine seconds.
Major (Rtd) Usman driving Mitsubishi won the Stock ‘A’ category contest. He clocked three minutes 37 seconds. Sarfraz Dhanchi finished runner-up while Naveed Wasti came third.
The brother of Nadir Magsi, Aamir Magsi secured top spot in ‘B’ Prepared category as he clocked four minutes 54 seconds to cover the distance. Ameer Ali got second position while Kashif Khan was third.
Ali Magsi won the ‘B’ Stock contest in three minutes and five seconds. Naveed Wasti got second position while Mian Shakeel was third.
The ‘C’ Prepared Class winner was Talha Raees Khan with timing six minutes and three seconds. Zaheer Ali Shah ended as the runner-up.
The former Pakistan cricket captain, Younis Khan, also graced the occasion as he took a test drive with chief organizer Shujaat Sherwani.
Pakistan’s top Motorsport driver Ronnie Patel lauded the contribution of Shujaat Sherwani, a diehard promoter and supporter, at the presentation ceremony.
He appreciated the role of media for coming and covering the Rally and highlighting the achievements of the participants and supporting organizers.
Speaking on the occasion Shujaat Sherwani felicitated the winners and applauded drivers for taking part in tough but exciting event. Ronnie Patel reckoned that the lunching of Max Dirt Arena was a milestone for the motorsport participants.