Champion Sahib beats Bengi in action-packed KCB Autocross 6
Champion Sahib Omar emerged the winner in the 4WD Non-Turbo Class as curtains came down on the sixth round of the KCB Kenya National Autocross Championship.
He beat Eric Bengi (6:06.182) to second position in what went down as a thrilling race organized by Vintage and Classic Car Club of Kenya.
Sahib also garnered two bonus points by setting the overall fastest time of the day when he cleared heat 2 in 00.01.59.425.
Nine-year-old girl driver Kiana Rajput won the Pee Wee Class which is the lowest class in the championship in terms of age.
Kiana beat newcomer Eann Bengi who is son of rally driver Eric Bengi. Eann ran his first ever race incidentally in Karanveer’s old buggy.
Guraj Singh won the Quad Class in a time of 00:07; 22.432miniutes.
Rajveer Thethy in a Daewoo 2WD emerged the winner in the Two Wheel Drive Non Turbo Car Class beating Sam Karangatha (Subaru) second place. Rajveer timed 06:42.38minutes in his best of three heat classification.
Rehan Shah emerged the winner In the Open Class
Yuvraj Rajput won Bambino Class after beating Karamveer Singh to second position.
“Karanveer drove really well and gave me a run for my money. He had a new buggy. Sadly, mine developed mechanical problems and I couldn’t just achieve pace in heat 2. I’m still leading the championship and looking forward to a great season ahead said Champion Yuvraj
Nuru Abubakar, Regional Business Manager KCB, Nairobi Central Region congratulated all the winners for a great race weekend.
“Over the past 18 years, KCB has invested over KShs.1.2 billion towards supporting motorsports, largely rallies and autocross circuits, through Kenya Motorsports Federation (KMSF). Additionally, over the past decade, KCB has invested KShs.820 million in supporting the Bank’s sports teams—football, volleyball, rugby, and chess. The Bank has also spent over KShs.300 million on golf in the past 10 years”, said Nuru.