‘Kolkata on WHEELS’- the city magazine dedicated to the motorists of Kolkata- organized the “JK Tyre Wheel War III”- a pulsating drag race for 4-wheelers at Rajarhat’s Action Area III. The event which took place on June 1 and 16 was conducted with technical assistance from Bengal Motor Sports Club (BMSC) and held under the guidance of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI). With JK Tyre & Industries Ltd as the Title Sponsor and Volkswagen as the Motoring Partner, the motorsport event could be held only with the help and cooperation extended by West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HIDCO) and New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA).
The drag race “JK Tyre Wheel War III” had 72 participants to go flat out on a stretch of 400 metres – pitted against each other – two at a time. The first among the two competitors to cross the finish line was the winner. It was a sheer battle of man and machine with the engines at their fullest throttle.
A lively crowd that had gathered to see the spectacle was hushed into silence when dream machines like Porsche, BMW, Audi and Mercedes dragged against each other over the 400 – metre tracks. Everyone, including the motoring enthusiasts who had come to cheer the beastly engines and the locals, were enthralled and left agape by the terrific show of the might of cars.
After the event, all the participants and the organizers were in for a treat at Agora – The Club, at Axis Mall, the hospitality partner, to let their hair down for a cocktail and dinner party.