ADRL Round 1 from the Qatar Race Club

Q80’s Meshal al-Saber kept his eyes on the finishline and tuner Brad McCoy kept the pipe lit as they beat Drag965’s Mohammed Bourashid in the Pro Extreme Motorcycle final of Round 1 of the Arabian Drag Racing League’s 2019 season at the Qatar Race Club in Doha. Bourashid’s bike blew the tire off at the starting line while al-Saber raced away to a 4.07.

Meshal’s bike only arrived at the track Friday morning, just in time to make his one and only qualifier. “We didn’t decide to race Qatar till the week of the race,” said McCoy, who’s based in North Carolina. “I landed in Qatar on Thursday night and picked the bike up at the airport on Friday morning and went to the race with only one qualifying run left!”

Mohammed Bourashid MORE PHOTOS

Drag965 sponsored, Bates Leathers-clad and CP-Carrillo equipped Kazem “Iraqi” Al-Sayed (internet famous for flipping over backwards in Bahrain) defeated Meshal Al-Mari in the Super Street Bike final. MORE PHOTOS
Drag965’s Ahmad Al-Aroog beat Khalid AL-Fawzan in the Streetbike final. Al-Aroog is equipped by Brock’s, DME, CP-Carillo, Web Cams and Worldwide Bearings. MORE PHOTOS

Brandon Snider won the Pro Mod final over Todd Tutterow. MORE PHOTOS
When I was in Qatar 8 years ago, Mike Castellana was home battling cancer. Now he’s a picture of health and sporting Popeye arms! MORE PHOTOS

Check out this beautiful stop-action video by Khalid Saif AL-Mesalam:

What does the NHRA Funny Car champ do with his down time? J.R. Todd goes to Qatar PHOTOS
Check out Todd Tutterow’s 3.709 MORE PHOTOS

Click here to watch raceday for the Arabian Drag Racing League’s Round 1 event replay from the Qatar Race Club

Qualifying

David “Cookie” Cook had the QRC hookin’! MORE PHOTOS
As you can see, racers in the Gulf States all choose Bates Leathers MORE PHOTOS
Check back at Eatmyink for Qatar coverage of Round 2 MORE PHOTOS

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story by Tim Hailey, photos by Khalid Saif AL-Mesalam, video courtesy of the QRC

 

 

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