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Walawa Super Cross attracts young hopefuls

Colonel MAAD Sirinaga (left) accepts a sponsorship from Nirmal Hettiarachchie the Sales Manager of Causeway Paints in connection with the Walawa Super Cross  Picture by Tilak Perera
Colonel MAAD Sirinaga (left) accepts a sponsorship from Nirmal Hettiarachchie the Sales Manager of Causeway Paints in connection with the Walawa Super Cross Picture by Tilak Perera

The ‘Walawa Super Cross’ organized by the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps and conducted by the Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club for the eighth consecutive year is scheduled to be held on Saturday May 13 at the Craftsman Autodrome in Sevanagala from 9.00 a.m.

This was disclosed to the media at a press briefing held at the SLEME headquarters in Colombo with Col. Commandant M.A.A.D. Sirinaga in attendance on Thursday.

Speaking at the conference Col. Commandant of the regiment said that the event had been a success throughout the past seven years. It has been highly praised by all drivers, riders and motor racing fans in Sri Lanka. Year by year the track has been developed by the Regiment to bring it to international standards. These improvements have not only attracted drivers and riders but also the spectators at large.

According to the organisers all proceeds gained through the ‘Walawa Super Cross’ have been used for the welfare of the families of soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice to safeguard the country and also to help injured soldiers of the Regiment.

Their families had been granted with housing facilities and their children who passed the Year Five scholarships and who qualify to enter the University were given financial and other needs to enhance their education through the funds raised by this most prestigious ‘Walawa Super Cross’.

He further added that this year 250 competitors have entered the racing arena setting a record for the ‘Walawa Super Cross’ 2018. These drivers and riders will compete in 25 events (cars 12, motor cycles 13).

The Organizers have made arrangements to offer a Trophy in memory Super Motard Champion the late Ananda Wedisinghe.

This award will be received by the Best Rider in the Group SM - Super Motard up to 250cc Class which will have two races.

Last year’s ‘Walawa Super Cross’ Champion driver Ashan Silva and Champion rider Evon Biyage Gurusinghe too were present at the briefing. Ashan stated that the track is the best track to drive as a racing driver and hopes to win this year’s championship. Adding further he said that young drivers have come forward to pose a threat on the track.

Young rider Gurusinghe too expects to repeat his performances with the hope of retaining the championship for another year.

The ‘Walawa Super Cross’ – 2018 Best Driver and Best Rider are to receive champion Trophies and a Motor Cycle each as Special Awards donated by Demak Motor Cycles.

Causeway Paints will be the main sponsor for the ‘Walawa Super Cross’ -2018 for the fifth consecutive year, while the other co-sponsors are CEAT, Exide and Frontier Automotives.

Events to be worked off at the ‘Walawa Super Cros’ 2018 are as follows:

Group ‘M’ - Street Trail Bikes

Motor Cycles, Standard/modified

up to 125cc (2T, 4T)

Standard/modified up to 125cc

and 250cc (two races)

Forces event up to 125cc

(Special Club event)

Group MX -

Racing Motor Cross Bikes

Racing Motorcycles over 100

up to 125cc (2T)

Racing Motorcycles over 100 up to

125cc 2T and over 175cc 4T

(two races Racing Motorcycles

over 100 up to 125cc 2T

(Special Club event)

Group SM – Super Motard Cycles

Open including 125 up to

500cc 2T and 250 up to 750cc

Two races)

Group J - Junior

Under-10 events,

50cc Auto transmission

Under-12 65 to 85 cc and 100 150cc

Motor Cars:

Group E - Cars up to 1000cc

– One make Nisan Marc

Ford Laser/Mazda 323 up to

1300cc

Mini up to 175cc one make

Group N (Production cars -

Ford Laser/Mazda 323

up to 1500cc

Group S: Cars up to 1500cc

Group A - Modified cars up to

1050cc

Mini 7 – 1000cc

Group H - SLH cars up to 1618cc

(One make Honda)

Subaru Legacy cars up to 2000cc

Group SL GT - Grand touring cars

– up to 3500cc (two races)

Group T&J - Trucks, Jeeps Diesel

up to 5500cc

Open T&J event for diesel and

petrol vehicles

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