India’s 1st ever drag racing strip is all set to be built in the city of Hyderabad.
Yash Motorsport has made this announcement last week that a proper NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) is coming to India. Mark Hughes from MRK1 consulting will play a major role in setting up this facility in India. He has played a key role in development of such drag racing facilities at Bahrain International Circuit & Yas Marina Circuit under NHRA Worldwide Network.
A 2 lane, 1 km long drag strip will be built on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Out of this 1 km stretch, 400m will be used as the drag strip while the rest 600m will be used as a shutdown area for vehicles to slow down & come to a halt.
More details are expected to be revealed in the coming months.
Will the drag racing culture in India evolve with a dedicated facility now in place?