April 21, 2019
Persian Khodro
Iran’s national drag racing new record
2019/03/02 | 10:44

Iran’s national drag racing new record

The fifth round of the national drag racing championships in Iran concluded with two new records set. Last Thursday and Friday at Tehran's Autodrome in the Island International Complex there was an exciting competition with over 115 vehicles and drivers in 9 different classes.

According to the PersianKhodro report, In this competition which is famous for being the grand competition of the year the best record in drag racing was set and started a new season for the competitions. Saman Khanjari - the Iranian champion of the drag racing and the captain of Iran's national drag racing team, succeeded in setting new records on both the qualification and race days and for the first time in Iran's drag racing history the number shown on the time board went below 10 seconds.

 

Iran’s national drag racing new record


Saman Khanjari who set a record of 9.853 in the fourth round managed to set new records against tougher opponents twice, first time being 9.645 and the second time 9.636! He achieved this record while his 900 horse power Datsun Z was affecting him with two G's (g-force); An acceleration that can make a regular person pass out.

 

Iran’s national drag racing new record
 

This national record greatly excited the huge spectators and audience and on the other hand Saman Khanjari managed to set a new record in the 8 cylinder class with his Chevrolet Monza. with these two victories, Saman Khanjari became the champion of the year in both classes. He achieved this honor last year as well.

 

Iran’s national drag racing new record


At the end of the fifth round the Drag Racing Committee attempted something interesting and arranged a friendly race between Saman Khanjari (Datsun Z car driver) and Sasan Akbari (superbike CB 1000 champion). While everyone expected the superbike to easily overwhelm Saman Khanjari's Datsun in the quarter mile raceway, Iran's drag racing champion Saman Khanjari took the competition by storm and beat the superbike at the finish line by over 10 meters.

Innovation and good arrangement in the fifth round made it an exciting and unforgettable day for all motorsport fans with an exceptional record set.