Courtesy of: The Morning News
The drag racing excitement is brewing on sister island Curacao. The interest to come to Aruba to participate at the grand event on April 29th is very high as Aruba’s Palo Marga Drag Strip will be celebrating their 30th anniversary which promises to be a huge event. Reportedly there are more than 30 drivers interested to come to Aruba but there is not enough space for all of them. The Boss Racing Foundation even chartered a complete boat to transport all the cars and motorbikes from Curacao to Aruba, this way guaranteeing that they will arrive on time on Aruba but also be shipped back on time to Curacao.
The end of this weekend all the drivers who got a chance with this shipment will be known.
It seems like Curacao also has two containers at hand specially to transport the motorbikes, among them the bikes of Crioyo Outlaw and Pro Bikes.
This event promises to big with drivers from Bonaire, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Bonaire, Curacao, Venezuela and our local drivers.
There are also 4 drift cars coming to join the celebration on April 29th at the Palo Marga Drag Strip.
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn (e.g. car is turning left, wheels are pointed right or vice versa).
As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide and are judged according to the speed, angle and line taken through a corner or set of corners.
So with more than 40 cars coming from abroad this promises to be the biggest drag strip event ever organized on Aruba’s Palo Marga Drag Strip.
The only problem it seems is that there are not enough flights available for all the drivers and fans that are planning to travel from Curacao to Aruba, as available flights are already fully booked for the end of the month. Some are even chartering yachts to be able to still make it to Palo Marga’s 30th anniversary celebration.
Maybe the airlines will make some extra flights available in the upcoming days so that everyone interested can still be here? Drag race fans keep your fingers crossed!