TALLINN - On May 29 at Tapa airfield (near the town of Tapa, some 60 kilometers northeast from Tallinn) street-racing fans will gather to see (or try to see) whose car is the fastest over the distance of one mile.
The One Mile Challenge contest, held annually since 2001, is meant to be a legal and safe alternative for testosterone-driven street racers and everyone who wants to put his or her car to a serious test. Every participant will complete the circuit twice and the one who registers the best overall result will be the winner. Registration for the event - yes, everybody can participate! - will take place shortly before the contest from 9 a.m. to noon. Be there by 11 a.m. to pass the technical control in time. Apart from showing valid car documents, you must have your own safety helmet and 300 kroons (20 euros) for the registration fee, which allows you to bring one team member along for the ride. The races will begin at 1 p.m and tickets are 50 kroons for anyone aged over 12. Pictured is the winner of last year's contest, a Porsche 911 Turbo with a 3.6-liter engine that managed an impressive speed of 268 km/h by the end of the distance.
Another Porche, 951 with nitro-powered 2.5 turbo engine, came second, clocking up 260 km/h. A Toyota Supra came third with 257 km/h. It would be nice to see a Lada win the race this year