Suzaimi Ahmad has been crowned as the new champion of this year’s Sepang Drag Battle for the premier class after collecting his second win of the season at Sepang International Circuit to open an unassailable lead over his rivals with one more round to go.

Driving a powerful Daihatsu Charade, Suzaimi won Round 4 during the weekend, defeating Mohd Zaidi Amzah who was in a Proton Satria, in the final contest to collect 5 valuable points to give him a 7-point advantage over second placed Hairul Izane Mohd Ashror (who did not compete).  Mohd Rizal Ibrahim, who drove a Mitsubishi Evo machine, who took third place and gained 2 more points is now tied with Hairul Izane and Mohd Zaidi as runners-up with 3 championship points.

In the battle of the super compact machines, the close battle between Mohd Amri Na’aem and Mohd Aniz Aizaq Mohd Affandi with the former emerging tops again as he took his third win of the season, taking his total haul to 18 points and a hand on the coveted crown.

The final round for Sepang Drag Battle this year will be held on November 23 and while Suzaimi Ahmad will take the crown, there will still be a lot of action as drivers fight for the best placings in their class to finish off the year.

[Chips Yap]

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