Bahrain: E Kanoo Racing’s Mohammed and White re-write World Record books at BIC drag strip

Bahrain: E Kanoo Racing’s Mohammed and White re-write World Record books at BIC drag strip
Khaled Mohammed in Super Street V8

Khaled Mohammed in Super Street V8

BIC, Sakhir – E Kanoo Racing set a pair of new World Records to headline an exciting fourth and penultimate round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship-Arabian Pro Series, held over the weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

Bahraini superstar Khaled Mohammed registered a new world’s best in the Super Street V8 category, while American drag racing icon Gary White matched his teammate’s accomplishment with his own in the Outlaw 6-Cylinder class.

Both drivers set their new World Records en route to claiming fantastic victories in their respective categories.

Another driver who exce1lled in the meeting was the legendary Steve Jackson of Bahrain1Racing. Popularly known as “Stevie Fast”, Jackson clinched his own fine triumph – second in a row and third of the season – in the highly competitive Pro Mod class.

The round attracted scores of drag racers from all over the world. They battled it out for points, pride and bragging rights along BIC’s world-class quarter-mile drag strip, which is a member of the National Hot Rod Association Worldwide Network.

Also taking place at BIC over the weekend was two nights of exhibition runs by the UK-based Jet Funny Car. It was a spectacular show on the strip, and the Jet Funny Car will be returning for a similar performance this coming weekend in the season’s fifth and final run.

In the Super Street V8 category, Mohammed made a brilliant pass of 3.984 seconds in the final against Kuwaiti Abdulla Al Shati at a speed of 322.58kph. While setting a new World Record, it was also the first-ever time for a car in this category to dip into the three second-mark.

Al Shati could only manage a time of 4.272s at 275.45kph as he settled for second place.

Meanwhile, White enjoyed his own record-breaking success in E Kanoo Racing’s stock chassis GT86 in the Outlaw 6-Cylinder. White ran a quick 6.494s at 355.49kph, and it was done on a 29.5/10.5 tyre with no wheelie bar.

Khaled Al Belooshi in Pro Mod

Khaled Al Belooshi in Pro Mod

White defeated a valiant Yousif Al Zayani, who finished second in the class with a run of 7.039s in the final at 324.53kph.

In the Pro Mod category, Bahrain1Racing’s Jackson claimed a narrow win over teammate Khaled Al Belooshi of the UAE.

Driving a 1969 Chevy Camaro, Jackson clocked a winning time of 3.687 seconds at 323.34kph. He pipped Al Belooshi, who completed the quarter-mile run in 3.694s at 326.49kph.

Jackson also shined in the previous round of the championship, winning the same class while setting a new World record at the time.

Salah Salahuddin was another big winner on the evening. The veteran Bahraini racer claimed the Street V8 category with a pass of 7.726s at 291.64kph in the final, defeating Kuwaiti Mohamed Sulyman who had marks of 7.602s at 286.56kph.

Khaled Mohammed in Pro Mod

Khaled Mohammed in Pro Mod

In the Outlaw 10.5 category, Khaled Sayef was victorious. The Bahraini took first place in 4.957s, leaving Nabeel Al Isa behind him.

Elsewhere amongst the cars classes, Mohammed Al Jalahmag won the Street 4 and 6 category against Hani Hashim in the final; Mohamed Mubarak won the Outlaw Front-Wheel-Drive after beating Jasim Qamber; Hamed Al Murbati beat Sayed Yahya Sharf to win the Super Street 6-Cylinder; Nasser Ashattii beat Jaber Almagrabi to win the Competition 4.5; Hussain Hassan won against Sayed Hussain in the Index 8.5; Mohammed Jawad beat Ali Abdulla Mohammed in the Index 9.5; and Suliman Dawood overcame Suliman Fadel by a hundredth of a second to win the Index 10.5 class.

Amongst the bikes, Meshal Al Saber beat Nawaf Aldossary in the Pro Bike category, Mesfer al Mesfer defeated Bader Bin Eidan in the Super Street Bike; Mohammed Al Baddah overcame Ahmed Al Hamidan to win the Street Bike; and Waleed Albadeen defeated Ali Bahram to win the Index Bike 9.50 category.

The championship now heads into the season’s final round this week at BIC. Action begins on Tuesday and Wednesday with Test and Tune, to be followed by Qualifying on Thursday and Race Day on Friday. There will be an end-of-season awards presentation on Saturday night at BIC.

To find out more about E K Kanoo Drag and Drift Night, sponsored by E K Kanoo, visit the circuit’s official website, or call the BIC Hotline on +973-17-450000.


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7 hrs ago


Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Awesome pictures!

Un genio muy buenos


Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

Nice to see Scott Redding giving him lesson <3 (y)

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike


Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

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9 hrs ago


The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

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Good Day all.

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍



And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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12 hrs ago


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I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

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Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

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