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D’Silva, Dias clinch Chiefs Challenge in Offroading Carnival
Sports Reporter | Saturday, 1 October 2016 AT 08:13 PM IST
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Pune: Cedrick D’Silva and Floyd Dias of Goa clinched the toughest event ‘Chief’s Challenge’ in the ‘Panchshil Annual Offroad Carnival’.

Over 350 Offroaders from all over the country took part in the event held at Satav Patil Farms, Choki Dhani Road, Wagholi.

The two-day competition had ten special stages (SS) spread across 300 acres of natural terrain, which had a variety of obstacles to test the caliber of competitors. The entire event was marshalled by experienced personnel. In the diesel category, the Pune pair of Daulat Choudhary and Jeet Tapaswi emerged winners. They received a Thar kit worth Rs 50,000 from Bon Auto Tech and a set of Amada Extreme shock absorbers from Jeep Tyre India.

A participant tries to come downhill as others watch during the offroading event held at Satav Patil Farms, Wagholi

In the petrol category, the Goan pair of Cedrick DSilva and Floyd Dias emerged winners while Sachin Chordia and Ganesh Bade from Aurangabad finished as first runners-up. Ibrahim Furniturewala and Vishwanath Iyer from Mumbai finished as second runners-up.

This event had a unique competition called ‘Trailer Challenge’ where competitors had to drive the attached trailer in a predefined route clearing various obstacles.

It was specifically included to give them the idea as a trailer is very useful to carry supplies/ patients during  a natural calamity.

Pune Pathfinders, the organisers now look forward to work with various government organisations for various social causes.

Pune Pathfinders, a group formed in 2012 by experienced offroaders from different walks of life, is a non-profitable group, which gives wings to the imagination of an offroader where the absence of road is the start of adrenaline rush.

Formed by the offroader for the offroader, the group has more than 500 members from all over Maharashtra with hundreds of vehicles  which incude Mahindra, Maruti, Toyota, Tata, Land Rover, Force Motors, Mercedes, BMW, and Nissan.

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