MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

It’s indeed an honour and a privilege to be able to send this message to the souvenir published to markthe conduct of seventh successful Cavalry Supercross. I as the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of CavalrySupercross - 2017, take this opportunity to welcome every one with a sense of pleasure as this event has capturedthe hearts of motor sports enthusiasts. My connection in shaping the Cavalry Motordrome and conducting the firsttwo Cavalry Supercross events has given me further impetus to see that the event becoming one of the most popularmotor race in the country.

Owing to many causes Cavalry Supercross has the potential and will take centre stage in the motor sporting calendar in due course without doubt. The blessing of the Colonel Commandant and the Council of the Corps hasgiven the event right direction from the inception and presently we all can very clearly see its benefits. It is verypleased to note that SLARDAR officials, all the reputed sponsors, well-wishers and media personnel have alreadyjoined hands with us to be part of this worthy cause. I am very much sure that all the Drivers / Riders and ardent motor sports enthusiasts will certainly aid making this event a great success. All such contributions, participationsand attendance give us tremendous strength and encouragement to further succeed in our endeavour.

This event gives not only a very delightful and electrifying experience to all motor sports enthusiasts, but it alsofulfils a very noble service to up lift the standards and facilities of the Corps. This event also facilitates all competitors- both drivers and riders to demonstrate their expertise at the stunning Cavalry Supercrossmotordrome in Kurunegalawhich has been constructed as per the international standards, giving due consideration to the environment andsafety of competitors/ spectators. Particularly, Kurunegala being a motor sports fancy city we expect as in the pastspectators to gather with enthusiasm to witness the trilling action of Cavalry Supercross that could be viewed fromany one point in the track. Our endeavour and effort is to maintain and keep open the Cavalry Motordrome for motorsports enthusiasts of Kurunegala and give the opportunity to all who wants to make use of the track.

I must mention here that our track becoming ever popular among all racing drivers and riders for many reasons.During the last ten months the track has been extensively used for thirty days by 47 Drivers and 52 Riders. Not onlythat the standard and design of the track has been commended by Japanese Champion Rally Driver Fumio Nutaharaand three times British Rally Champion Mark Higgins during their training sessions in late last year and early this year.

I take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Colonel Commandant for all valuable guidance andencouragement given to make the event a success. I also extend my sincere thanks to Chief Filed Engineer, Commander- Engineer Brigade, Centre Commandant, Commander - Armoured Brigade, Commandant - Armoured Corps TrainingCentre and all Commanding Officers of the Corps for taking keen interest to make the Cavalry Supercross - 2017 abrilliant success. In the same note, I extend my gratitude to Officers and Other Ranks of Iron Side Camp for taking thelead role in shaping and maintaining the Motordrome. I also thank all the supporting elements for their commitment.It’s my duty to mention the generosity of the sponsors, well-wishers and media personnel whose contribution helpedus reach the desired goals.

I am very much sure that the excitement and thrill of past Cavalry Supercross events will certainly be anencouraging sign for all the best competitors to be at the start line. Finally, I congratulate the competitors of all eventsfor their keen sportsmanship and eagerness to entertain thousands of motor sports enthusiasts who will cherish thememory of Cavalry Supercross - 2017.

Finally, I would like to extend my sincere appriciation to SLARDAR, the Sri Lanka Army, fellowcavalrymen and all others for their commitment and untiring effort to make this event a great success. Iwish all drivers and riders a memorable and a very exciting Cavalry Supercross -2017.



I P RANASINGHE RWP RSP ndu psc

Brigadier
Chairman Organizing Committee