Chennai, July 23 (PTI) Veteran racer Pratap Jayaram emerged the fastest in the first round of the 2017 MMSC FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship for four-wheelers at the MMRT track, Sriperumbudur, today.

Jayaram, participating in the top-end unrestricted class in a fully modified Reva car, clocked 13.102 seconds for the quarter-mile drag which also won him the fastest driver award.

Finishing second behind Jayaram was Joel Joseph, also from Bengaluru, with Pune s Raymand Banajee completing the podium.

Another veteran, Radha Selvaraj topped the Indian Open class ahead of Varun Gowda and Vivek Ramachander.

Results (Provisional):

Unrestricted: 1. Pratap Jayaraman (13.102secs); 2. Joel Joseph (14.184); 3. Rayomand Banajee (14.364). Indian Open: 1.

Radha Selvaraj (14.141); 2. Varun Gowda (14.303); 3. Vivek Ramachander (15.174). Indian Touring Cars: 1. Joel Joseph (15.566); 2. Sivaramakrishnan (15.763); 3. Adith KC (16.099).

Esteem cars: 1. Fahad Kutty (16.403); 2. Kashif Kapadia (17.486).

Super Stock: 1. Fahad Kutty (16.417); 2. Swajit N Achrekar (16.532); 3. Kashif Kapadia (17.010). Indian Junior Touring Cars: 1. Kamlesh Parmar (17.649); 2. Biren Pithawalla (17.933); 3. Arjun Zaveri (18.685).

MMSC Support races Pro-Stock (Diesel): 1. Vivek Ramachander (15.093); Vetrivel (15.832); 3. Rayomand Banajee (17.271). Petrol: Adith KC (16.237); 2. Nikunj Vagh (16.390); Swajit N Achrekar (16.634).

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