Hani Hussain was the star man of the 2018/2019 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, after clinching a double title following the season’s final round held over the weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Hussain won the champion’s trophy in both the Pro Mod and Index 8.5 categories to highlight a glittering awards night on Saturday at BIC’s Paddock Club.
The Bahraini was at the forefront of this season’s group of newly crowned champions, each of whom not only took home new silverware but were also presented with prestigious Wally trophies – a grand honour only bestowed upon winners of National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) events. Hussain was one of four Bahrainis to emerge as a champion. The others included Ali Abdulla in the Street 4 and 6 category, Hussain Akbar in the Super Street V8 and Mohamed Al Taitoon in the Bike 9.50 class.
Also winning titles were five competitors from Saudi Arabia, three from Kuwait and two from the UAE. The Saudi champions featured Mohammed Hussain in the Super Street 6-Cylinder, Nabeel Al Isa in the Outlaw 10.5, Mohammed Jawad in the Index 9.5, Ali Abdulrahman in the Index 10.5 and Mishari Al Turki in the Super Street Bike class.
Kuwait’s winners were Bader Dashti in the Outlaw FrontWheel-Drive (FWD) category, Mohamed Suliman in the Street V8 and Bader Bin Edan amongst the Street Bikers. The season’s last two champions from the UAE were Jassim Al Ali in the Outlaw RearWheel-Drive (RWD) class and Abdulmajed Hussain in the Competition 4.5.