Car Racing Club, Northern Region arranged Car Park Rally
Sprint 2004 and Gymkhana Northern Championship at the Kad Cherng Doi circuit,
Chiang Mai on June 5-6.
The two racing events were held to promote competitive
events in the North and to prepare drivers for national and international
action at the Car Park Rally Sprint 2004 and Gymkhana Northern Championship.
Ten drivers from Chiang Mai and nearby provinces entered
the Car Park Rally Sprint. Well known driver Sakchai Hantrakul from Ralliart
Thailand and Mitsubishi teams, who previously competed in the international
Paris-Dakar Rally, also participated. Other national drivers, Roongsak
Watchareekul and Chawarn Sintukiaw, were seen teaching new drivers useful
Anusorn Sawetkunchorn, owner of Body Shop Sport and
president of the Car Racing Club, Northern region, said, “The Car Park
Rally Sprint is the new choice for the new generation and originated in
This was the fourth event held this year and the third
counting towards the championships. In future, if there are more competitors,
events will be arranged at Chiang Mai department stores like Carrefour and
Big C, said Anusorn.
During this year, the Gymkhana Championship will be
decided over 10 rounds, using the same XO Magazine rules, which were used in
the Axis Gymkhana Thailand Championship.
Anusorn added that another aim of the events was to interest teenagers in
sports and discourage them from using drugs and racing in public streets.