A few weeks back I was asked by WickedEPRacing – The guys who are known to build some of the fastest Starlets the universe has ever seen, to join them at the 2013 Drags which was going to be held at the Katukurunda Air Strip. My immediate response was “Yes for sure”.
When the name Porsche is mentioned what comes to your mind? the famous 911? Carrera? Turbo? GT2 RS? GT3 RS?
Well they are all iconic machines, that give you the pleasure for a weekend blast.
But what happens if your a family guy that always wanted to have a Porsche as your daily driver, that also gave you good ground clearance along with enough boot to chuck in plenty of luggage?
Enter the Porsche Cayenne S.
The term street tuned car to us is when you take a good car and make it even better and at the same time as practical to be as a daily driver. The Nissan Fairlady Z (Z33) has been one of the cars i had always admired on magazines and in movies. What drew me towards it was its body lines and then it was that glorious torquey motor.
When you think of Audi what comes to your mind? To me it was their Group B monster of the Quattro S1 and despite all the odd’s the guys at Audi stepped into unknown territory and came forth victories on many occasions in the world of motorsports. Just like all other auto manufactures Audi too has a very strong history, and it was that history that continued on into all their newer designs.
Now enough with the history lesson.
Well then most of you all would have remembered the A6 above with those Lights from the Night races back in 2011.. Well i certainly remeber but unfortunately my camera doesnt, reseaon because each time i was on that tight corner of the track this thing would always come sneak up behind me and whizz pass by without a even a sound.. i was alway off guard in taking a pic of it. In saying that, it was also quite quick for its size.. hence i called it the stealth runner. Since the night races I knew I had to dig deeper and find out what made this car tick the right boxes in me.
A few years ago i remember seeing the ever so famous super car meet which was held at the nawam mawatha car park… and i thought wow thats just brilliant. The selection of car that were present that day was insane! Since then i remember hearing a few friends of mine mentioning “back in that day… there was this super car meet where the best of Sri Lanka’s performance cars met”.
From then on the question that i kept asking my self was why hasnt it been happening… I never got the answer to that question until we celebrated our 1 year anniversary of pistontorque last year. Thats when i saw the true potential of our community! Everyone enjoyed last year and that was what made me come up with this meet up, which will from now on been an annual meet up!
Our 2nd Year meet up took place on the 3rd of February @3pm and below is what went down.
As we are celebrating our second year meetup today, I thought it will be fitting to release this feature at our meet.
The car above you see belongs to a good friend of ours, Muzahir. I remember him a few years ago when he used to own a Civic ES RS, fondly remember the part when He and a few mates of his came to pick up a set of Wheels from a friend of mine, and they all ended up carrying 2 wheels in the boot and 2 wheels on the laps of 3 of his mates in rear seat (Tight Fit) They complained of body aches the next day :)
Anyway, Muzahir has always been a Civic Nut, so from a RS to Type R is definitely a big feat.
We last witnessed a legal drag race exactly 12months ago, within a few months after it was organized everyone were soon thirsting up for another one! Although attempts were made to hold another drag battle early and mid this year failed, the green light came from the officials to hold it at the Katukurunda Air Strip to end this year.