Aamby Valley, Mar 11 (PTI) Drag Racing in India is set to get a major fillip with the launch of the three-round Drag Race Cup Series. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

With over 600 participants entering Round 1 of Drag Race-Cup in Aamby Valley near Lonavla, the organisers India Speed Week, have worked out elaborate plans to up the profile of drag racers via this Series. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

From high-end cars such as Lamborghinis and Ferraris to superbikes from KTM, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha, Aamby Valley saw an assembly of scores of high performance machines speeding through the air strip in one against other drag race. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

Drag competitions will be held in six two-wheelers categories and four car categories in two classes Open class and Series Cup class.

The venues for the other two rounds of the Series are yet to be finalised, but India Speed Week is looking at Kolkata as the venue for the grand finale.

The Drag Race Cup is open to both pro racers and drivers and the one-off participant who wishes to take part in only one of the three rounds that has been sanctioned by the FMSCI, the national motorsports governing body.

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