Sports Reporter Peshawar
The first Derajat off-road jeep and motorcycle race concluded in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday with great enthusiasm witnessed among both female and male drivers and the response of the local people turned up in large numbers was so unprecedented.
Besides Federal and provincial ministers and lawmakers, including Ali Amin Gandapur, Taimur Salim Jhagra, Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Yahya Akhunzada and others, a large number of tourists and local people watched the spectacular jeep and motorcycle races.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA), Frontier 4×4 Club and Dera Ismail Khan district administration had jointly organized the three-day event.
Twenty-eight racers, including Jaffar Magsi, Nadir Magsi, Sahibzada Sultan, Babar Khan, Salma Khan Marwat, Maheem Sheraz, Laila Akhunzada, Irshad Kakakhel, Zain Mahmood, Raza Saeed, Asif Fazal Chaudhry, Faisal Khan Shadi, Bewarigh Mazari, Awais Khakwani, Malik Qadir Nawaz, Shahab Haider, Asad Khan, Nauman Saranjam Khan, Saud Majeed, Umar Iqbal Kanju, Sheryar Khan, Zafar Khan Baloch, Gohar Sangi, Tushna Patel, Jamila and others participated in the pre-peered category and covered 118 kilometres track from Yarak to Gloti.
The racers performed well during the 118km race on the track from Yarak to Gloti after passing through Paniala, Rehmani Khel and Abdulkhel.
Around 29 drivers participated in the stock category while 22 racers performed in the professional pre-peered category.
Gendhoot, Babar Baloch and Aqeel Ahmad stood first, second and third, respectively.
Similarly, Muhammad Rafiq, Sultan Bahadur and Rashid Goraya clinched first, second and third position in the B-category, respectively.
In C-category, Hassan Jehangir, Malik Babar Ijaz and Syed Zahid Qayyum stood first, second and third, respectively.
Likewise, Shakil Ahmad, Shah Gul Mazari and Falak Sher Baloch won first, second and third position in the race, respectively.
In the Women’s category, Tushna Patel clinched first position while Maheem Sheraz stood second and Salma Marwat third.
Similarly, Hamiddudin and Umar Amin clinched first and second position in the local jeep category.
Besides, motorcycle racers also took part in the competitions and received thunderous applause from the spectators.
Moeen Khan, Zaim Khan Chohan and Adeel stood first, second and third, respectively, in the bikers’ category. —APP