NHRA champions Bahrain1 Racing set a new world record to headline an action-packed second round in the 2019/2020 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, held at Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) NHRA Drag Strip in Sakhir.
Competing in the Pro Mod category behind the wheel of a 2019 Chevy Camaro powered by a Pro-Line Racing Engines twin-turbocharged Hemi, Bahrain1’s Emirati driver Khalid Al Balooshi posted a world best time for the quickest twin-turbo NHRA trim of 5.676 seconds down a quarter-mile. Al Balooshi was one of 104 participants in the cars categories this round. There were also 39 riders competing in the motorbikes classes, making for a total of 143 hopefuls of various nationalities. Saudi riders won three of the four bikes classes.
At the end of all the round’s action, the winners of the night were presented their respective trophies in the podium ceremony, attended by BIC, BDRC, BMC and BMF officials.
The 2019/2020 season is composed of five rounds, to be held until February of next year. Drag racers return to the strip for Round Three from January 14 to 17, while Round Four will be from February 4 to 7. The championship finale will then be held from February 25 to 28.