Champion Rehan Khan from Delhi in action at the ongoing 2nd Horse Power Challenge at local ground Kohima on Thursday. (DIPR)
The 2nd Horse Power Challenge 2011, super cross and auto class organized by Nagaland Adventure Club (NAC) co-sponsored by State Government got underway at Kuochiezie (local ground) Kohima on Thursday. Eleven participants reached the semi-finals in the Super Cross category (2 wheeler). Anu Suohu (Nagaland), Rehan Khan (Delhi), Anand Sereng (Guwahati, Assam), Jayanat Bovah(Guwahati, Asaam), Shymal Pathak (Guwahati, Assam), Gagan Kapoor (Derhadum, Uttaranchal), Shujaat (Bhopal , Madyha Pradesh), Diganta Baruah (Guwahati, Assam), Dipak Boro (Guwahati, Assam), Siddartha Sankar Saikia(Nagoan,Assam) and Anthony Lyndoh (Shillong Meghalaya) qualified after a grueling four-rounds on Thursday Altogether 19 participants took part in the Super Cross category, six from Nagaland, four from Meghalaya, six from Assam, one each from Delhi, Bhopal and Derhadum. National champion, Rehan Khan from Delhi is also taking part in the Super Cross championship. The semi-final and final will be held on Saturday. n Friday, in the Auto Cross (4 wheeler) category a total number of 33 cars are taking part in the 1000cc above category and 8 cars are taking part in the 1000cc below category. A photography contest is also being organized by NCA and Gallery Monet, with 14 photographers registering so far. Earlier Himato Zhimomi, commissioner and secretary, tourism, Himato Zhimomi flagged off the championship as the chief guest. In his address, he congratulated the organizers for successfully organizing the 2nd Horse Power Challenge and said the future of adventure and motor sports lies with the Nagaland Adventure Club. Pointing out that the equipments used in such kind of sports was very important, he urged the NAC to make sure that the participants used the right and proper safety equipments and gear during the championship. Participants should not think of only winning, but it is the participation that counts, the chief guest added. Commenting on the present venue (local ground) Kohima, Himato opined that NAC should find a suitable and better venue where the topography suit for motor sports. The final races will take place on Saturday.
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