Novi Sad 2014 Car Racing
Novi Sad 2014 Car Racing Photos and Stories.
Auto Sports Club Petro Max from Novi Sad, Serbia under the Sports Car and Karting Federation Serbia (SAKSS), sponsored a race at traffic loop Mišeluk. 2014-06-21 - 2014-06-22, Novi Sad, Serbia
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Novi Sad 2014 Car Racing
Novi Sad 2014
After several years of absence, auto-racing returned to Novi Sad. The Auto Sports Club Petro Max from Novi Sad, under the auspices of the Sports Car and Karting Federation Serbia (SAKSS), one of the two alliances sports car drivers in Serbia, sponsored a race at the traffic loop Mišeluk. The main race was in class VII, and had participation of around 70 drivers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia.
Joining the return of the Novi Sad race was Milovan Vesnić, driver in the FIA ETCC in 2014 race group, and Dusan Borković, driver in the FIA WTCC in 2014 race group. This was only the second year's race for the championship of Serbia.
Where much of the hard fighting was in the first two lower classes with the likes of the Yugo 55, the most interesting battles were in the higher class, or class VII. The Radical SR8 RX, manufactured in the UK, with a 2.7 liter V8 engine with about 455 hp, and a 6-speed transmission is seen is an outstanding real racing car. The Radical's engine is a product of Hayabusa a Japanese firms that specializes in Suzuki motorcycles. The engine was developed specifically for Radical and was created by merging two motorcycle four cylinder engines.
Goran Asanovic, Milos father, and won convincingly. Due to some minor problems with the engine he failed to improve the track record.
Second was Zoran Kastratović driving the Renault Clio ST that was made from the parts of a Renault Laguna which was purchased in the UK and was the winner of the 1997 famous BTCC (British Touring Car Championship).
Third another old ace, Paul Komnenović drove a 2011 Opel Vectra ST. which Paul Komnenović bought in Montenegro, Danka Bakrač.
Then it was a Vauxhall Vectra ST, with right-hand drive, also a former of the BTCC car.
On Saturday, in training Milos Asanovic has set a new track record.
On the podium the first three, Goran Asanovic, Zoran Kastratović and Paul Komnenović were joined by Milos Asanovic, the new recorder holder for the Novi Sad, Mišeluk track
Continuing the Championship Serbia on circular tracks is uncertain. The plan has several races, with another in Novi Sad, but the big question is what will be the future?