Any fan of the Power fest racing series knew the 2018 season finale is going to be heavy. The Trenčín race, included in the Czech championship, annually attracts a number of extreme machines from home as well as from our western and northern neighbors. This time however it was probably the biggest show that a four and two-wheel enthusiast might wish for in our lands. Those who were discouraged by the morning rain can really regret their choice, because a truly exclusive crew of drag racing fanatics got together on August 11.
High-performance cars from various corners of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria gathered at Trenčín airport since morning to form the largest concentration of horsepower that a local fan can experience. In total, 141 racers were registered in the race and took part in 465 duels. 1.200hp Nissan GTR, 800hp Porsche GT2 RS, 1.000hp Golf, 1.100hp Skyline, 600-horsepower streetcars or supercharged motorcycles guarenteed a full day program packed with adrenaline and unbelievable visual and acoustic experience.
The absolute best lap time with 9.774 s at a speed of 234 km/h in the car category was achieved by Slovak racer Erik Fehér in Nissan Skyline with over 1.000 horsepower, thus setting a new national record in the Street category. In the Motorcycle class, Stano Potivenec was awarded with his 450-horsepower Suzuki Hayabusa turbo, which took 402-meter track at 8.59 seconds and reached a maximum speed of 274 km/h.
As in any of the 14 years of Power fest, the lovers of styling modifications and American cars got their money’s worth within New Car Fans Cup and U.S. Cars meetup. Many polished gems participated in a static competition and a hosted “show and shine" performance. Measurement of decibel sound equipment and exhausts, as well as photoshoot with models were also part of the show.
402 m sprints results
Cars PROFI category
P1: Pawel Grelich (VW Golf turbo) PL
P2: Roman Kmeť (VW Golf 4x4 turbo) SK
P3: Erik Frgal (BMW E36 turbo) SK
P4: Monika Weisová (Honda Civic) SK
P5: Dominik Tichý (Peugeot) ČR
P6: Martin Ružička (VW Golf TDi) SK
Cars STREET category
S0: Tomáš Drexler (Š. Favorit) ČR
S1: Vašek Rojar (Honda) ČR
S2: Michal Kudláč (Civic turbo) SK
S3: Rudolf Nowák (Fiat Coupe) ČR
S4: Ivan Šoltýs (Porsche GT2 RS) SK
S5: Ján Banas (Nissan GTR) SK
S6: Lukáš Pacik (Seat Leon) ČR
S7: Martin Greňo (BMW M550d) SK
1.Erik Fehér (Skyline) SK
2.Mariusz Maciaga (Posrche 911 turbo) PL
3. Ivan Šoltýs (Porsche GT2 RS) SK
M1: Michal Zeman (Yamaha R6) SK
M2: Ondrej Cerovský (GSX-R 750) SK
M3: Radovan Mačai (Yamaha R1) SK
M4: Milan Muczka (Kawasaki) SK
M5: Stano Poživenec (Hayabusa turbo) SK