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SLEME Takes Army Motor Racing to Walawe &;amp; Stuns Spectators

The inaugural ‘Walawe Supercross – 2011’, the new leaf, added to the calendar of Army motor car and motorbike racing events, kicked off to a thrilling and exciting start on Saturday (19) on the Udawalawe Supercross track at Sevanagala, Udawalawe, amidst a huge gathering of spectators.

Organized by Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment for the first time in its history, the two-day racing event, ‘Walawe Supercross – 2011’ for both drivers and riders, has received the fullest cooperation of the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Club (SLMCC), Army Motor Sports Committee and veterans in the field.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya ceremonially inaugurated the new official website, ‘Walawe Supercross’ (www.walawesupercross.com) including all specific details on the same occasion. The website will give an online service from the next year’s event onwards.

Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army as a keen enthusiast witnessed the day’s stunning feats and distributed a section of the trophies to the winners as the Chief Guest.

The newly built track of about 1.5 km in length, provided an ideal venue to drivers and riders to test their machines without any restrictions prior to the final grand events. A model aircraft display attracted the spectators as a new highlight to the novel event in the province.

All the competitions in both days covered following categories; Street Trail up to 125 cc, Trucks & Jeeps Forces Event, Subaru up to 2200 cc Non Turbo, Racing Motorcycles up to 85 cc - Under 13 years, Street Trail up to 125 cc (2T & 4T), Cars -Mini 7 up to 1000 cc, Cars - Ford Laser / Mazda 1300 cc, Motor Cycles PW & QR up to 50 cc - Under 10 years), Cars - Nissan March up to 1000 cc, Motocross Bikes up to 85 cc (2T) & up to 150 cc (4T) - Under 16 years, Super Motard up to 250 cc, Ford Laser / Mazda 1500 cc, Cars up to 1050 cc, Cars up to 1600 cc, Street Trail up to 250 cc (2T & 4T), Motocross Bikes up to 125 cc (2T & 4T), Trucks & Jeeps Diesel Turbo up to 5500 cc, Cars up to 1500 cc, Motocross Bikes up to 125 cc (2T) & up to 250 cc (4T), Super Motard up to 450 cc, Street Trail OPEN (2T & 4T), Cars up to 3500 cc, Motocross Bikes OPEN, Trucks & Jeeps OPEN.