Yesterday the Kuwait desert Challenge took place in the old Army barrack down in Bnaider (exit 258), there was quite a large number of participants, participation is free as well as the ability to enter both stock and modified vehicles (both 6 and 8 Cylinder vehicles). As I was entering the guy at the gate asked if I was going to be competing or watching the show, If only my car had less stuff in the back seat and trunk, you would’ve seen my car go up there too.
Lets show you some of the cool cars that were there at the event!
A small accident took place at the event with a driver from KSA, his car flipped over as he came in too fast for a turn, paramedics and the fire department rushed to his aid, thankfully no one was injured.
I Would recommend you do give the event a visit, a lot of cool participants, some nice upgrades to stock vehicles and some great driving was shown during the event! Everyone can participate, you don’t need to know someone or have a wasta, all you need to do is show up on time, and its preferable that you have your own helmet with you.
Here are some more cool shots that i’ve taken during the event (All using my Nikon D7000 and a Sigma 17-70mm lens)
Here’s one of the highest jumps we had by racing driver Soud AlOmani (who one first prize for 6 Cylinder vehicles ) :
At the end of the event was the prize giveaway ceremony :
The Winners for the first round of the Desert Challenge were :
6 Clinder Category:
Fist Place : Soud AlOmani
2nd Place : Salem AlHajeri
3rd Place : Jarrah AlRabea’a
8 Cylinder Category:
First Place: Bader Baqer
Second Place : Nahi AlShimmery (KSA)
Third Place: Mahmoud Boqammaz
First Place : Hussain Mahdi
Second Place : Saleh AlAbdulali
Third Place : Salem Althefeeri
It was also nice to see offroading communities participating, one of the largest of which was team ORP Club, which had quite a nice presence and whose’ participants won a few awards!
For more information about the “Desert Challenge Race” and the “Sand Drag” Challenge, make sure to follow @bmrcq8 (Basel Al-Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club) which are the organizers of this event, even with the large number of people I have to say the event was quite well organized, special thanks to the team that was behind all of this!!