Indias top racers set for JK Tyre Vroom

first_imgBangalore, Apr 28 (PTI) As many as 600 participants from across the country will race against each other for glory in the countrys premier Quarter Mile championship, JK Tyre Vroom, here this weekend. The participants will come all the way from Assam to Indore, Kolkata to Pune, Mumbai to Kochi, Chennai to Hyderabad and of course Bengaluru and Mysore to showcase their skills in what promises to be a show like never before. Held under the aegis of FMSCI, JK Tyre Vroom will see super bikes ranging from Suzuki GSX 1000 to BMW 1000RR and Yamaha R6 to Ducati 1299 Panigale. Car lovers can hope to watch Lamborghinis and Bentleys, Audis and Porsches fly over the quarter mile stretch at the majestic Jakkur Aerodrome on the outskirts of the city. Most of the top quarter mile racers, including Partab Jayaram and Joel Joseph in four-wheelers and Zubair Ali Jung and Rizwan Khan in two-wheelers, will try to assert their supremacy over the weekend. “This is the biggest quarter mile event in the country,” Sanjay Sharma, president of JK Motorsports explained. “Fans can see some of the fastest racers go full throttle on a number of amazing bikes and cars,” he added. Quarter-mile racing, known as drag racing, is an extremely popular sport in the world, with two drivers competing against each other on a straight stretch over a quarter of a mile (approximately 402 metres). JK Tyre Vroom, organised by Geneva Services, is into its third edition and draws thousands of spectators every year. This year, there are as many as 13 categories for motorbikes up to 1050cc bikes. There is a separate class for ladies and a Jawa/Yezdi class for the romantics as well. On Sunday, there will be duels between the super bikes. Later in the day, its going to be non-stop fun with categories like Foreign Cars, Indian Cars (F.I/Nitrous), Indian Touring Cars, Indian Open, Indian Hatchback Open, Pro Stock Diesel and Unrestricted Class entering the fray. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Now…I get it

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Photo Attribution: US PresswirePhoto Attribution: US PresswireThis is a guest post by KOSU’s Ben Allen. He responded to my original first post yesterday and I wanted to share his respons with you guys. Hope you enjoy it.I didn’t get it.Who were these people pulling into the raggedy street next to Stillwater Flats at 8 AM on a football gameday? What could possess them to get excited for a cupcake matchup versus Louisiana Lafeyette? You know, there’s other things to do on a Saturday morning than lug a grill, TV, satellite dish, enough food to feed a sorority house for a week, and a healthy collection of alcohol to a small town at least an hour from everything.But as the weeks went by, it became more and more apparent. A “Go Pokes” when I pulled up for an interview and they saw the Oklahoma State University sticker on my state car. Or maybe it was my co-workers at KOSU, a National Public Radio station (not exactly known for rabid sports fans) anxious to talk about the weekend’s football game. But then there was Bedlam 2011, and this became so much more than a bunch of 18-28 year olds (thanks B. Weeden) running around a field.It’s an easy answer, but it’s unavoidable. Of course, there’s the usual pre-game festivities, just times ten in this case. Walking around, things just feel different. There’s a little edge to every step, masked by the friendliness of Oklahomans. But when the Oklahoma State offensive storm clouds opened up, leaving OU not just defeated, but embarrassed, it was the most pure emotion I’ve ever witnessed.It’s like everything was stripped away, students didn’t care about that night’s plans, didn’t care where they would be celebrating. They just wanted to be celebrating. Fans in New England like to boast they’re some of the most passionate in this country. And I have no doubt that’s the case among professional teams. The Red Sox World Series win in 2004 added years to my grandfather’s life, without a doubt. And I’m a Celtics diehard, suffering through an 18 game losing streak spanning 2006 and 2007. When they lost the Finals to the Lakers in 2010, I couldn’t speak about the collapse for weeks, waiting until my cousin and I could hash it out at a bar a month later.But my love of the Celtics is a logical one. Hey they’re making a trip to Oklahoma City in March, I’m trying to get to that. Oh, I’m going home this week, let’s see if I can squeeze in a game at the Garden. It stops at a certain point. That’s how it is for a good chunk of the professional sports team fan.I went to Fordham. We have history (hey Vince Lombardi!), but it’s mostly just that, history. Still, one of the best memories of my college life was when Fordham men’s basketball upset St John’s in Rose Hill Gymnasium, the oldest on campus basketball arena in Division I. None of this can hold a pistol to Oklahoma State. I didn’t have a love of Fordham sports before arriving on campus, and just keep tabs on the teams now.So when Kyle posted “When I Fell in Love with Oklahoma State”, I knew I was in the same ballpark, but it was probably Section 310, maybe 208 if we’re getting charitable. It blows past logic on the way to unquestioned love. It’s something you grow up with, and it becomes a part of your life. Attacking Oklahoma State University in any way is a personal insult.That can lead to some heated “conversations”, but it fosters incredible pride. The school has had some level of success across nearly every sport (thanks for Tony Allen, by the way), but it’s the dedication to Oklahoma State that defines fans.Every fan base complains, everyone wants things to get better, everyone wants to right the injustices in the sports world. But few shut up and show up. And while basketball attendance has lagged (c’mon students, seriously), it will pick up. Baseball too will soon be here, and with it, it would be wrong to expect anything less than healthy crowds at Allie Reynolds with OSU alum Josh Holliday taking over.You can’t fake loving a team. And why would you want to anyway? Sports are meant to be an escape, not another time to put on a show. That’s why I have no doubt countless fans like Kyle can tell the story of Bedlam 2001, or have their favorite Desmond moment, or have lost themselves in Gallagher Iba. That’s not what defines everyone though. It’s belief in Oklahoma State and what it means to each athlete to put on the orange and black.Now, I get it.last_img read more