Entry hari ni nak story pasal Sandakan Festival Off Road Challenge 2016 yang berlangsung selama 3 hari berturut-turut sempena sambutan Hari Malaysia.

Program diadakan selama tiga hari ini bermula pada 16 September 2016 sehingga 18 September 2016 bertempat di perkarangan Tanah Lapang Jalan Nasalim Batu 7 Sandakan. Orang ramai dijemput hadir beramai-ramai bagi menyaksikan pertandingan dan persembahan kenderaan-kenderaan 4×4 sempena festival ini. Paling mengujakan adalah Kategori Hardcore.

Masuk adalah PERCUMA bagi orang ramai menyaksikan Off Road Challenge ini. Program ini dianjurkan oleh Sabah Offroad Adventure Association dengan kerjasama daripada Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan (MPS).

Turut sama menjayakan program ini adalah dari Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) Cawangan Sandakan yang turut mengadakan Program JOM JPJ dengan menawarkan pengurangan Kompaun Saman sehingga 30% sempena festival ini dan orang ramai boleh mendapatkan perkhidmatan JPJ semasa hari cuti selama tiga hari program ini berlangsung.

Selain itu, Institut Memandu Gabungan dengan kerjasama JPJ menawarkan Program myLESEN bagi orang ramai untuk mendaftar bagi mendapatkan lesen pertama kelas B2 untuk Motosikal dengan kadar bayaran sebanyak RM299 sahaja.

Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan juga menawarkan pengurangan kompaun yang disediakan di booth MPS. Pameran kenderaan daripada Mitsubishi juga dibuka untuk dikunjungi oleh orang ramai.

Petikan Akhbar Sabah Times

Attractive prizes await winners of Sandakan Fest 4×4 Challenge

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HIEW MIN KIYUN …

29th August, 2016BY FRED LEONG Fred@newsabahtimes.com.my

KOTA KINABALU: The thrills and spills in the off-road challenge will add spice to this year’s annual Sandakan Festival commencing from Sept 16-18 which is to coincide with the National Day celebrations.

Festival organiser, the Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) president Datuk Ir. James Wong has again invited the Sabah Off-Road Adventure Association (SOAA) to run and manage the three-day motorsport event, dubbed the Sandakan Fest 4×4 Challenge.

Hefty attractive cash prizes are waiting for all the top three winners in various categories of 4×4 competitions.

SOAA president Hiew Min Kiyun said yesterday, they are very honoured with the invitation, which is the second time for SOAAto organise such event to mark the month-long Sandakan Fest.

The inaugural 4×4 challenge held a few years back was a true success with an overwhelming participation from both off-road competitors and 4×4 enthusiasts from all over Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Brunei.

“This year, we anticipate similar turn out, which will be the second largest event after the annual International Borneo Safari in terms of the congregation of four wheel drives and participants,” he said.

“The carnival-like event will be among the highlights of the Sandakan Fest which will be held along the Sandakan Airport Road, thus giving easy access by spectators to come and witness the event.”

He said, the site has recently been cleared on a 170 acre piece of land to pave ways for the organiser to set several special stages and at the same time specific areas for 4×4 related promotional booths and food stalls.

The 4×4 challenge will be divided into four categories namely, extreme hardcore challenge, 4×4 amateur challenge, 4×4 stock standard challenge and car show.

The hardcore event is open to all hardcore competitors with their fully souped-up four wheel drives, while for the amateur event, it is open to only amateur competitors, who have never won Borneo Safari titles or finish among the top five positions.

However, for the amateur event, all competing vehicles are allowed to use any type of off-road tyres (maximum 37 inch) but the vehicles must not be equipped with modified winches or axel winches, Volvo axels and jammed brakes for fairness and safety reasons.

Hiew added, 4×4 enthusiasts or owners with their non-modified four wheel drives can register as competitors in the standard stock event and for the car show, it is open to all owners whose vehicles are either modified, upgraded, fully equipped with all the accessories, body-lifted, monster tyres, well maintained, superb paint work are among the numerous criteria.

The Champion in the hardcore challenge will receive cash prize of RM 8,000 plus trophies, certificates and 4×4 goodies, the 2nd placing will get RM6,000 and the third with RM3,000 plus certificates and trophies.

The amateur champion will receive cash prize of RM5,000 plus certificates, trophies and goodies, followed by RM 3,000 andRM2,000 for the 2nd and 3rd placings respectively, while car show top three winners will receive RM1,500, the 2nd with RM 1000 and 3rd placing with RM 500.

For the standard 4×4 challenge the top three winners will receiveRM3,000, RM2,000 and RM1,000 respectively.

The entrance fee for the hardcore event is set at RM700 per-competitor, amateur at RM450, Standard at RM250 and car show at RM 250 each.

Hiew pointed out, the Road Transport Department or JPJ has agreed to set up their booth for road defaulters to pay up their summonses during the 3-day events, where special discounts up to 30-50 per cent will be offered to those who choose to pay their summonses.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman will be accompanied byMPS president is expected to flag-off and launch the event on Sept 17 at the SS venue.

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