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Slush Rush held in Pune

The maiden open-for-all off-road event is off to a great start

Pune Offroaders organised the first Slush Rush event at Chandkhed village, near Pune on 6 & 7 August. Attended by 53 participants from Maharashtra and Gujarat, the event fared successfully as the maiden off-road event in Pune.

Starting at 730 AM on Sunday, The basic format of the event made the participants understand the basics of off-road driving. It was not an out-and-out off-road event a la Thar Fest or RFC but just a basic off-road trail to get drivers from all the classes to get accustomed to the format of off-road trails and enjoy the weekend.

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The event was organised in three individual sections of 1km each, consisting of rock crawls, slush pits, steep ascends/descends, water crossings, slippery ruts with axle twisters etc. Overall, the event touched the basics of off-road technicals. The drivers were judged for their skills and so were the navigators. There was also a competitive hill climb stage. MS Offroaders from Mumbai also showed off their skills in their heavily modified Gypsy.

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Mr. Majid Sheikh stood first in the Mahindra Jeep class, followed by Prithviraj Patil. Gypsy class was won by Appa Dhage and Abhijeet Patil was the runner-up. All the winners hail from Satara, except for Majid Sheikh, who is a resident of Pune.

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Results:
Mahindra Jeep Class
a) 1st Prize: Mr. Majid Shaikh from Pune
b) 2nd Prize: Mr. Prithviraj Patil from Satara

Gypsy Class
a) 1st Prize: Mr. Appa Dhage from Satara
b) 2nd Prize: Mr. Abhijeet Patil from Satara

Other Prizes:
a) Best Equipped Vehicle: Mr. Charudatta Babar from Satara
b) Best Driver on Trail: Mr. Parmar from Vapi
c) Best Looking Vehicle: Mr. Sajid Fakih from Mumbai
d) Best Navigator: Mrs. Olga Babar from Satara.
e) Most Disciplined Driver: Mr. Shivaji Mohite from Kolhapur

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