Srinagar, Dec 22: The first of its kind Expedition for 4×4 cars in Kashmir followed by Snow AutoCross Race, organised by Kashmir Expeditions and Events, will start from 23rd December to 26th December. This was revealed in a Press Conference at Hotel Comrade Inn, Rajbagh, in the presence of Sanjay Razdan – Recent Winner of Raid de Himalaya in the 1300 cc category and 2nd position in Overall Category, Bani Yadav – The Fastest Female Rally driver in India and has won many laurels in the Rally Sport, Amanpreet Ahluwalia – International Rally Driver who recently represented India in the Asia Gymkhana Competition in Korea, Tofail Khan – Organiser and Owner of Kashmir Expeditions and Events.
The event is organised by Kashmir Expeditions and Events with support from JK Tourism, Kashmir Chamber of commerce and Industries, J&K Bank, J&K Traffic Police and Gulmarg Development Authority, and sponsored by TCI Max, Saifco Cements, Fat Panda, Rockwool, Hotel Comrade Inn, Hotel Alpine Ridge, Shuhul Mahindra, Peaks Auto, Greater Kashmir, Spectrum Advertising and 92.7 Big FM.
Tofail Khan while introducing the event said that the event has been organised to promote Kashmir as an All Weather All Sport Destination and this event was possible with the response with the support of JK Tourism and the civil administration of the state.
Sanjay Razdan who will be giving the technical guidance to the participants said the event will be a 4-day FUN-PACKED event, starting from 23rd December 2017 and shall cover some of the mesmerising and tricky trails and the Final Autocross Race at Gulmarg (Lap Time based Race), wherein participants shall compete against time, track and obstacles, for the CASH PRIZES, Champions Trophy and Exciting Gift Hampers.
1st Cash Prize – 60000/-, 2nd Cash Prize – 40000/-, 3rd Cash Prize – 20000/-
Trophy Details : 1st Position Champions Trophy, 2nd Position, 3rd Position.
Best Female Driver
Bani Yadav thanked the organisers for making this event possible and said such events are very important to make a pathway for the rally enthusiasts in Kashmir and to boost the Motorsport in the valley.
Event details : Day 1 – Offroad Snow Expedition to Doodhpathri (The Valley of Milk) – Off-Road Trail
Doodhpathri lies in a bowl shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, 42 kms from Srinagar, at an altitude of about 9000 ft above sea level. It is an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of Pine Fir and Deodar.
Day 2 – Offroad snow expedition to Yousmarg (The Meadow of Jesus) – Off-Road Trail
Located in the Pir Panjal Peaks, a sub range of Himalaya – Yousmarg is situated 47 km south of Srinagar the capital of the state, at an altitude of about 7900 ft.
Day 3 – Srinagar City Tour including a convoy drive to Hari Parbat also known as Koh-e-Sulaimaani, a hill overlooking Srinagar, followed by lunch and then drive to Gulmarg.
Day 4 – Race Day – Snow Autocross at Gulmarg (Time based Race), followed by Closing Ceremony and Award function .
The event is open for all 4×4 enthusiasts from and outside the valley.