09th July 2018 15:10:10 Hours
‘Cavalry Supercross-2018,’ the pet project of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), which collects the island’s cream of drivers and riders for a stunning spectacle got underway at Pangolla on Sunday (8) amid a record gathering of spectators and motor fans.
A highlight in Sri Lanka’s motor racing calendar, the event flagged off in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR), featuring the island’s finest drivers and riders in action.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayaka graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and was warmly welcomed by the Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Colonel Commandant, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on arrival at the venue.
Sri Lanka Army Drivers and Riders in group truck and jeep events and motorcycle (250 cc & 105 cc) events showed their colours, posing a challenge to all other competitors in the civil sector.
Private Buddika Silva of Sri Lanka Signal Corps in a convincing victory clinched the Best Rider trophy of the Cavalry Supercross - 2018, sending shock waves among all contenders. Commander of the Army presented the main trophy to the Best Rider and a few other achievers.
Colonel Commandant SLAC, together with a few Senior Officers distributed trophies and certificates to the winners after the day’s exciting crowd-puller.
A large gathering of Army Senior Officers witnessed all events in the ‘Supercross'.