On 30th March 2017 Zeal college of engineering and research narhe pune has inaugurated three day gokart racing event named as zeal drag. It was total technical car racing event in which 32 teams participated enthusiastically & near about 500 students from all over the India have taken part in the event. To this inaugural function MR. Satish Hirve Head Sourcing, Ashok Leyland was Chief Guest/ He addressed the gathering where he emphasized on the need to focus on practical knowledge.
After first qualifying round of virtuals, 32 teams were participated with indigenous manufactured vehicle from all over the India.
At 31st March 2017 the vehicles had undergone through various technical tests like Technical Inspection (TI), Design Inspection (DI), Braking Test etc. by various experts from industries like TCS, Precision Innovation students teams were critically evaluated based on their business planes and detail design requites as well.
At 1st April 2017 there was a main Drag racing event took place in that event Autocross and Skid pad tests were carried out and at the end of day valedictory function was conducted and prize distribution ceremony was presented. In the prize distribution Dr. K. C Vora Head ARAI was the chief guest. During his speech he said India will be the third ranker in vehicle manufacturing hub and there will be 64 million vehicle users at 2030 so considering these figures we have to encourage such technical racing events. During the speech of Mr Jayesh katkar Executive director ZCOER announced the 2nd Season of Zeal Drag 2.0 the next year target and motivated students and also congratulated the winners.
The winners for this event was
1st Team Smoking Piston from KIT’S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING KOLHAPUR
2nd Team Speed Demons K II from PADMABHOOSHAN VASANTDADA PATIL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PUNE.
3rd Team Lightning Arjuna from KIT’S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING KOLHAPUR