Aamby Valley, Mar 14 (PTI) Hyderabad-based Neeraj Sharma scorched the Aamby Valley air strip to record the fastest time of the India Speed Week Drag Race-Cup with a sub-10 seconds finish at the picturesque outskirts of Lonavala. Also Read - Hyderabad Airport Now Offers e-Boarding For IndiGo, Air India International Flights

Representing Team Blaze, Neeraj, astride a BMW S1000RR, clocked 9.898, the only sub-10 second dash recorded in the final runs of competition held over three days. Also Read - 1 Lakh Participants From 115 Countries: 'Grace Cancer Run' by Hyderabad-Based Foundation Sets 2 Guinness Records

His effort in the O2-Open Class (Foreign – 551cc & Above, Unrestricted) topped the speed charts. Also Read - Micro Art: Hyderabad Law Student Captures The Bhagavad Gita on 4000 Grains of Rice

In end analysis, Neeraj s reaction time (RT) of 0.039s proved to be a big factor, when compared to third placed Stephen Panchigalla who was quickest actually. Stephen with 0.306 (RT) had the best elapsed time (ET) 9.743sas compared to Neeraj s 9.859s (ET).

The event for both two and four wheelers was combined with participants competing for the Cup races, which is part of the three round series that ISW has launched this year and for Open races. The other two rounds shall be in two cities which will be announced later.

A total of six classes (M2, M4, M6, M7, M9, M10) made up Cup, for which points are awarded and carried on to the next two rounds.

Previously known as The Valley Run , conceived in 2013 by Elite Octane Inc., the event received a whopping 600 entries and was supported by Sportscraft, the Race Management Partner with sanctions from the FMSCI, the governing body of motorsport in India.

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