‘King of the Street' crowned as Yas Super Street Challenge sees thrilling season closer

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, April 23, 2016: The season finale of Yas Super Street Challenge reached a thrilling climax on Friday evening as the UAE's best urban racers and their racing machines battled it out on Yas Marina Circuit's purpose-built drag strip. After a hugely successful Yas Super Street Challenge season, where both driver and spectator numbers have grown, motor sport enthusiasts and drivers witnessed the UAE's top racers go head to head to compete for AED 40,000 in cash prizes and the chance to take home the ‘King of the Streets' title. Over the two days of competition racers clashed in five distinct categories – ‘4x4 Super Street SUV'; ‘Index 11.5'; ‘Index 10.5'; ‘Super Street' and ‘Super Street – Open Category'. The coveted title ‘King of the Street' was won by Hisham Salah after accruing the highest points tally over the course of the season. This title brought him an extra AED 10,000 prize, in addition to the prize money won in the past races. Speaking shortly after his win Salah said: “It's the second year I have won the ‘King of the Streets' title as I was lucky enough to win last year too. It has been great to see so many people, both fans and drivers, involved in the Yas Super Street Challenge and the series is growing year on year. I must thank Yas Marina Circuit as they do a great job of putting on the series.” During each of the four rounds in the series, cash prizes for first (AED 15,000), second (AED 10,000) and third place (AED 5,000) were presented to the top three racers in each category. After a tightly fought competition, the ‘Super Street Open Category' was won by Waleed Ahmad, who took home the top prize of AED 15,000. Coming in second and taking home the AED 10,000 cash prize was Mohammad Ali Ahmadand Mourgi Al Kothari finished third place securing him AED 5,000. The category of ‘Super Street' was also closely contested, but Hisham Salah clinched first place, with second and third place awarded to Salem Mohammad Said and Taleb Muhammad, respectively. The precision challenge demanded by the ‘Index 10.5' category saw Fadi Tmour beat Hisham Al Khateb to win, with Ahmad Abd Al Rahman following closely in third, and in the ‘Index 11.5' category top prize was awarded to Josi Koto with Waleed Al Yafi and Adel Al Ganem finishing second and third. The final category, proving very popular with the fans, was the ‘4x4 Super Street SUV' category. Madjed Al Koumiti finished in first place, pipping Mohammad Al Mshgouni and Salem Bilal Mbarak to second and third respectively. Ali Al Beshr, Yas Marina Circuit's Head of Sporting said: “This season we have seen some very exciting Yas Super Street Challenge racing action here at Yas Marina Circuit and once again we are delighted with how popular it has been amongst the drag racing community in the UAE.” “Each round has proved to be even bigger and better than before and everyone involved, from the drivers to spectators, has enjoyed it enormously. Our aim was to give the community a safe and professional environment in which to race and we are proud to say that's what we have achieve through the season and we look forward to watching it grow in years to come. On behalf of Yas Marina Circuit, I would like to congratulate our winners here today.”

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