About 70 drivers competed in the first round of the Enemed National Drag Racing Championship, which was organised at the Ħal Far track by the Malta Drag Racing Association between Friday 20th and Sunday. Various vehicles from cars, dragsters and even motorcycles competed in various classes.
Matthias Caruana won the Open Class 1, John Martin won the Open Class 6 and Index Class 1, Garry Camilleri won the CA6 Class and Extreme 3 Class, Wayne Scicluna won the Front Wheel Drive Open Class George Vella and Stephen Xuereb won the SM2 and SM4 Classes. Roderick Fenech won the D4 Class, Clifton Abdilla won the D5 and DTA 5 Classes. Alan Muscat won the DTF Class, while Christian Pace and Mariano Ciantar won the Escort Classes 2 and 3. Sean Cassar won the Index Class 2.
Kevin Gauci won the Bracket between 11.50 and 11.99 seconds, Chris Mercieca won the Bracket between 11 and 11.49 seconds, Joe Ashton won the Bracket between 10.50 and 10.99 seconds, Jurgen Caruana won the Bracket between 10 and 10.49 seconds, Wayne Scicluna won the 9.50 and 9.99 seconds. John Martin, Lewis Vella and Stephen Xuereb automatically were declared winners as they had no rivals in their respective classes.
In the motorcycles’ category, Briegel Micallef won the SS1 class, Valter Mallo won the Open class, Simon Giordmaina won the Outlaw class, Leslie Said won the Index 8.5 class, Franklyn Borg won the TF Class while Chris Vella and Flavius Permit won the Brackets 8 to 8.40 seconds and 9 to 9.49 seconds.
The youngest driver, Luca Mangion won the Junior Dragster Class, while the best reaction time on the lights was that of Warren Gauci.