The 4×4 Adventure Expedition Kashmir motor sport event concluded with a thrilling Snow Autocross Race in this famous ski-resort on Wednesday.
The event was organised by Kashmir Expeditions and Events with Tofail Khan, Kaiser Kawoosa and Hashim Hamid as the organising members. The event was supported by J&K Tourism, J&K Bank, SMC, J&K Traffic Police, Gulmarg Development Authority, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Greater Kashmir, 92.7Big FM and Moto Explorers Club.
Gulmarg Snow Autocross was a race of 4×4 vehicles in which about 28 cars competed against each other on the professionally managed track of snow for the winner's title and cash prizes. Other than the overwhelming local participation, the event also had participants from many other states, including Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Nabeel Anwar Mir from Moto Explorers Club emerged as champion securing a cash prize of Rs 60,000 and a trophy while as second prize of Rs 40000 and trophy went to Mushtaq Magray from J&K Police. Shadaab Sarwar of Moto Explorers Club bagged third place bagging a cash reward of Rs 20000/ and trophy. CEO Gulmarg Development Authority Haneef Balkhi was chief guest on the occasion and he distributed prizes among the winners.
Balkhi while speaking on the occasion said that he was very happy to see such a well-organised event and with such a huge participation from other states. He complimented the organisers for having organizing and managing such an event for 4 days.
The participants got the technical and expert guidance from renowned rallyists of India including Bani Yadav who is the fastest Lady Rallyist, Sanjay Razdan and Amanpreet Ahluwalia.
Tofail Khan while thanking all those who supported and sponsored the event, including the civil administration and Gulmarg Police, said that such a huge participation and great performance by the drivers show the immense potential for motorsports in Kashmir.
Kaiser Kawoosa while giving the mementos to the sponsors said that the event could not have been possible without the support of the sponsors including TCI Max Cements, Saifco Cements, Shuhul Mahindra, Peaks Auto, Rockwool Insulations, Hotel Comrade Inn, Fat Panda, Hotel Alpine Ridge, Spectrum Advertising and Bizwiz Creations.
The 4×4 Adventure Expedition Kashmir was a 4 day event to promote Kashmir as all weather and all sport destination and to bring the organised motorsport culture to Kashmir. The participants during this event went to Yousmarg, Doodpathri and Gulmarg to test their driving skills on the challenging yet mesmerizing tracks on snow and mud.
Meanwhile secretary youth wing PDP, Arif Laigroo has congratulated Nabeel for the win and said that he has again proven that he is very talented.