Pasindu Peiris wins triple at Fox Hill Supercross
First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa congratulates her son, Rohitha
Rajapaksa who won the Group SL-N Nissan March up to 1000 cc
Champion Driver Pasindu Peiris and Champion rider Tomoya Suzuki
on the podium after receiving their Fox Hill championship
awards. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka's young racing sensation, Pasindu Peiris won three events
while outplaying Indian Rally Champion V.R. Naren Kumar on two occasions
in his Mitsubishi EVO IX and provided maximum entertainment to over
60,000 spectators who witnessed the 19th edition of the Fox Hill
Supercross which concluded at the Sri Lanka Military Academy yesterday
Meanwhile, for the first time in the Fox Hill history, no Sri Lankan
rider was seen on the podium at the presentation of the group MX
Motocross Bikes up to 250 CC event. Tomoya Suzuki, the former Asian
Champion from Japan, conquered the Fox Hill track,
leaving behind the last year's winner and Indian champion C.S.
Santhosh who finished second in both the occasions. Sri Lanka's champion
rider Gayan Sandaruwan could not find a place at the podium yesterday.
In the other highlights, Upulwan Serasinghe won both Ford Laser/Mazda
1300 cc event and the Ford Laser/Mazda 1500 cc events quite comfortably.
The upcoming star Shehan C. Adhikari won the three events, both of the
Motocross Bikes up to 85 CC under 16 events and Motocross Bikes up to
125 CC event.
Two of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's sons, Yoshitha and Rohitha
Rajapaksa competed in the Group SL-N Nissan March up to 1000 cc event
which Rohitha won comprehensively ahead of the second placed Ushan de
Pasindu Peiris won the champion driver's award while Japanese rider
Tomoya Suzuki was named the champion rider. The Fox Hill Supercross was
organised by the Sri Lanka Military Academy in Association with the Sri
Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders.