Vijayabahu Motocross, the motor racing competition organized by the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army together with the Sri Lanka Racing Riders Association (SLRRA) will be held on the 17th of June for the 16th consecutive year at the Boyagane motocross track situated at the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment premises in Boyagane, Kurunegala.
Considered a unique race in the island’s racing calendar, the race at Boyagane will also be worked-off on a unique track where spectators can witness the entire track from any position they opt to view the race from providing the motor racing enthusiast with a adrenaline-packed experience. Boyagane is also credited as the most technically correct and most challenging track available for motocross riders in the country and will see the big names competing against each other for the first time this year.
Last year, Vijayabahu regiments very own, Sameera Premarathne was adjudged the best rider of the competition winning the Moto 1 & 2 of the show piece Group MX250 Over 100cc up to 125cc 2T & 175CC up to 250CC 4T race. This year one of the best international riders to grace the Sri Lankan racing circuits, Tomoyo Suzuki will be making a return to the Vijayabahu race track in Boyagane and will be the man to beat for all the local riders. Having dazzled the crowds last in 2016 and become a fan favorite, Tomoyo will face stiff competition from the local riders who will be eager to get the better of the Japanese.
Conducted as the main fundraising event of the Regiment, all funds raised will be utilized in ventures such as construction of houses for the members of the Regiment, providing infrastructure facilities for officers and the other ranks, and awarding scholarships and grants to the children of members of the regiment so they may excel in their studies. These are a few initiatives that benefit the members of the Infantry Regiment. However not limiting the good work to the welfare of the armed personnel, the Vijayabahu Regiment has committed itself to uplift the education of the Wayamba Province by utilizing funds collected through the event to renovate and uplift the quality of classrooms at schools and have commenced a construction of a gymnasium of international standard and a playground accessible to the general public.