Ondo Auto Race set for April 8


By Iyinola Kunle

The sixth edition of the Ondo Auto Race, which is scheduled from Saturday, April 8, to Sunday, April 9.
Plans have been concluded to host the sixth edition of the Ondo Auto Race, which is scheduled from Saturday, April 8, to Sunday, April 9.

The race will take place at the purpose-built off-road tracks at Smokin-Hills Golf Course, Ilara Mokin, in Ondo State

Ondo becoming the center of gravity for Motorsports in Nigeria
President of Nigeria’s leading Motorsport group, ‘Work and Play’, Adeoye Ojuoko, said every year, the event gets bigger, and this year’s edition has received interest from both expected and unexpected locations because of how well-known and valuable an experience Ondo Car Rally

The majority of the racing vehicles will need to be transported from states like Lagos, Kebbi, Abuja, Enugu, Nasarawa, and Rivers, among others, according to Ojuoko, who also noted that the event has huge impact on the haulage and hospitality industries.

He said, “Naturally, we know that the usual clusters of motorsports communities, enthusiasts, and fans across the country sign up for our event yearly, but this year, a lot of other interests have joined in. We now have tourism groups, entertainment groups, and, surprisingly, the food and beverage industries aligning with us. It is all a sign that we are making progress.

Ilara Mokin is the melting point, and the host community is fast becoming the center of gravity for motorsports in Nigeria. Just like in other editions, we would be having surprises and dignitaries joining-in on the drag race and perhaps in the drifting show,” he added.

He added that this year’s Ondo Auto Rally will pull in over a thousand racers and enthusiasts.

We have some musicians, Mizz Kizz and Testimony Jaga lighting up the event as well,” he said.

Work and Play have also announced that there will be a convoy of participants moving from Lagos on Friday, April 7

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