The engines roared to life in Mokokchung as the fifth edition of ‘Throttle Thrust,’ a flagship motorsport event organized by the Spearhead Motorsport Initiative, was officially flagged off on 3 November. The event, known as ‘Stag Global Throttle Thrust V,’ drawing racing enthusiasts from across Nagaland, showcased high-octane action on its first day.

The event, spanning two days, will culminate on 4 November and was flagged off by R Nungshilepden Jamir, Chairman of the Ungma Village Council, at Dikhu Road, Mejati Junction, Ungma.
A total of 32 participants are revving up for the challenge, competing in three categories: Below 1300 cc, SUV, and an open category. These racers have converged from various corners of Nagaland, including Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, and Wokha, to test their mettle on the tracks.

The ‘Stag Global Throttle Thrust V’ unfolds in two stages, each with a 4 km stretch track. The first stage’s track, featured on the inaugural day, offers a unique racing experience, combining elements of straights, corners and hill climb terrain in the track.

On Saturday, the racers will tackle the second stage track, and a cumulative time from both stages will determine the winners in each category. A substantial prize pool of up to Rs 3.5 lakhs is up for grabs, intensifying the competition.

This event is not just about racing; it also serves as the third round of the Northeast Championship, recognizing the region’s finest racers based on their performances in various motorsport events. It has provided a platform for many talented racers to shine.

The Spearhead Motorsport Initiative, established in 2014 by a group of like-minded citizens in Mokokchung, aims to promote motorsport activities in Nagaland. Notably, ‘Stag Global Throttle Thrust V’ is organized in honour of a revered team member of Spearhead, the late Imtimayang Jamir.

As the ‘Stag Global Throttle Thrust V’ revs into high gear, it promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable motorsport spectacle on its second day, Saturday, in Ungma.

Mokokchung Times

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