I saw some kids riding motorbikes like idiots down my parents street. Turned the corner and they’d fallen over . Most drag racing and mechanical tomfoolery is dumb, but it’s also fun, I guess. Doing it illegally is dangerous as hell, so I’m glad they finally organized something safe(r) and official.
I didn’t go cause I was sleeping or reading Game Of Thrones or something. Personally, I think drag racing is a bit mad. A lot of kids spend lakhs turning their Mistubishi Lancers into transvestite Evos or putting loud pipes on thin reeds of engines. Not my thing, but if it’s their thing then cool. Drag racing used to be done on the sly and my last memory is a kid flipping over and dying in Malabe, near Millenium IT.
The event they had on Green Path looks way safer and it also looks like people had fun. Green Path (from the tennis courts to the Arts Center I think) is a rather short stretch though. I would think that something like Marine Drive would be better, and much more picturesque.
For more photos and stuff, the Colombo Drag Race Facebook page is here.