Drivers will be battling for honours at the Kasarani Autocross 3 that is primed for the Moi international Sports Centre (MISC) racetrack on March 22.
Excitement is palpable amongst drivers as this is the same track that will host the World Rally Championship – Safari Rally Kenya in July.
Organizers – Rallye Sports Club (RSC) – under the auspices of Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF), has gone the extra mile to give a rare treat to bystanders, who will savour a breathtaking twin-track fiesta whereby race cars will run simultaneously through the heat runs.
The onset of the extravaganza will be signing-on of competitors at 8.00 am followed by scrutineering to confirm that cars conform with laid-down National Competition Rules (NCRs).
Official practice will follow thereafter at 8.45 am, where cars and those behind the wheels will familiarize themselves with track conditions.
According to the event’s schedule, fans will be kept abreast with heat proceedings via a public address system between 9.00 and 4.00 pm.
There will be protracted battle in various categories as was witnessed in the first two rounds at Jamhuri Park Race track and most recently the Waterfront Karen where the gallery was almost filled to the rafters.
Two Wheel Drive Non Turbo-Buggy leader Zameer Varjee has promised to replicate his purple patch after setting the fastest time of the day (FTD) on both rounds held thus far.
Although tipped to vanquish his opponents with relative ease – Varjee – faces a test of nerves and skills as he will be up against Rajveer Thethy and Zuber Manji.
Varjee has the bragging rights of a flawless 44-point lead with Raiveer twelve points adrift in second followed by Zuber who has 28 points to his name.
Pundits heavily tip the indefatigable Varjee to prevail especially given his consistency since the season got underway.
In 2WD Non-Turbo-car class, leader Sam Karangatha, Rajveer and Sameer Nanji will be the men to watch.
Sammer is the third in the pecking order with 20 points after his conquest in the first round.
The 2WD drive Supercharged is not devoid of excitement as it will bring together leader Shaz Esmail, aka coach (37 points) against his two youthful Izmir Racing stable-mates Azaad Manji and Lovejyot Singh who have accumulated 34 and 22 points respectively.
Motocross heroine Maxime Wahome is the latest lady to join the pulsating Autocross fray and is envisaged to give her race adversaries a run for their money in the supercharged class.
Lovejyot is also expected to ruffle feathers in the 4WD Turbo class while steering a Subaru Impreza. Like Zameer, Lovejyot has a descent score of 44 points with two FTDs under his belt.
Kirit Rajput will be hoping to maintain a clean sheet when he goes for his third successive Open Class victory.
Bambino Class has also elicited interest with defending champion Yuvraj Rajput (son of Kirit) hoping to pull all stops against the duo of Satiot Saimbi and Adrian Wason.
Yuvraj’s sibling, Kiana Rajput will also be angling for her third win of the season in the Peewee Class which is a preserve of budding drivers