The first of its kind Snow Off-Road competition for 4×4 cars concluded here.
The function was attended by MLA Tangmarg Muhammad Abbas Wani, Director Tourism Mahmood Ahmad Shah, CEO Gulmarg Shafqat Iqbal, ace rally drivers Amanpreet Ahluwalia and Sanjay Razdan, Ali Sajid organizer and founder of Kashmir Off-Road and members of organizing team Tofail Khan, Hashim Hameed and Kaiser Kawoosa. Tofail Khan's firm CellAir Networks which is the distributor of Oppo phones for Kashmir was also the main sponsor of the event.
The first-of -its kind Off Road Snow Fest was a two-day event titled Oppo Frozen Rush and was flagged off on January 21 in which a total of 38 participants competed in the event which were supposed to cover the designated 2 kms track within the shortest period of time crossing all the hurdles and obstacles. The event was organized very efficiently with expert driving tips from Amanpreet Ahluwalia and Sanjay Razdan.
Ali Sajid said the endeavour was to bring like-minded individuals and build an off-road community in Kashmir. He applauded the response from all and appreciated the support from JK Tourism, GDA and Oppo Camera Phones as the main sponsor, and all co- sponsors that included The Khyber, Shuhul Mahindra, Peaks Auto, Rockwool, Greater Kashmir, 92.7 Big FM and Ace Hyundai Mobis.
Tofail Khan said he worked with the organising team for the event with an aim to promote the motoring sport in the valley and said only locals from J&K were allowed to participate in this first event so as to give the local enthusiasts a feel of Off-Road driving.
He said that Oppo Camera phones are the widely in-demand smart phones in the valley and the company prefers to be close to the new-generation youth of the valley in terms of technology and providing support in such kind of innovative events.
The winner of Oppo Frozen Rush was Nabeel Anwar followed by Irshad Ahmad Sheikh, Sajad Sheikh at 2nd and 3rd position. Also J&K Police Gulmarg did a trial run on track through their representing driver Mushtaq Ahmad Magray who cleared the track in the fastest speed of 3 min 47 seconds, and was facilitated by a cash prize of 6000 by Tofail Khan.
The three winners were given cash prizes from and Oppo Camera Phones, including Male Grooming product hampers, whereas the other top performers that followed were also given Oppo Camera Phones.