Telecel Zimbabwe is the title sponsor of the 2014 DragPro Racing Series, which begins at Donnybrook on Sunday, the second year in a row it has been the title sponsor.
Racing begins at 11.30am. The admission charge for those wanting to watch this exciting sport is five dollars, with children under 12 being admitted free of charge.
Last year Telecel became the first drag racing title sponsor in Zimbabwe, providing a boost for local drag racing.
It was presented with an appreciation award in February at the Zimbabwe Motor Sport Federation’s prestigious Annual National Championship Prize Giving for its support for and contribution to Zimbabwe Motorsport in 2013.
Last year’s series, which was named the Telecel 2013 DragPro Drag Racing Series in recognition of Telecel’s sponsorship, attracted new participants and brought new spectators to witness the thrills of drag racing. There were six events in the series.
The DragPro Club has recognised Telecel not only for its sponsorship but for bringing new public spectators to motorsport as a result of its far reaching network.
Telecel public relations and corporate social responsibility manager Francis Chimanda said Telecel had once again decided to sponsor the sport because of its increasing popularity.
“A lot of people now watch and support the sport. By the time the 2013 series came to an end the number of spectators as well as participants had grown dramatically. We hope the number will grow further this year,” he said.
This year the series will consist of four events, this weekend’s April event and events in May, July and October.
Drag racing involves two cars or two motorbikes racing against each other over a measured distance, with spectators watching from both sides of the track.
The winner of the race is the driver of the first vehicle to cross the finish line. The loser drops out, while the winner takes on a new challenger until an overall winner eventually emerges.