1st Indian drag racing strip coming up in Hyderabad

1st Indian drag racing strip coming up in Hyderabad
Written by Parichay Malvankar

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?