The stage is set for yet another major motorsport event in Mokokchung, this time being organized by the Adventure and Motorsports Association of Mokokchung (AMAM) to be held 4th-7th November 2015. The event would include a motor rally in the first leg followed by an autocross and a motocross event at the Imkongmeren Sports Complex, Mokokchung.
AMAM while addressing a press conference at Hotel Metsüben here today informed that the motor rally would be held under the label ‘Tour de Hills 3’ which is a collaboration between AMAM and the Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC) to be held on the 4th and 5th of November. Meanwhile, the third edition of AMAM’s annual calendar event ‘Mokokchung Auto-X’ would be held on the 6th and 7th of November at Imkongmeren Sports Complex. These two events would also mark the official flagging-off of the month-long quasquicentennial celebration of Mokokchung town, AMAM informed.
The first two editions of Tour de Hills was held in the years 2005 and 2006 solely organized by the MDSC while the current edition is being organized by AMAM under the tutelage of the former. ‘Tour de Hills 3′ will be comprised of two categories, the competitive and the non-competitive. The competitive section would be conducted on the TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) format while the non-competitive section, dubbed the ‘Jubilee Adventure Trail’, would be a rally open to all interested people. ‘Tour de Hills 3’ will cover a distance of nearly 300 kilometers across 45 towns and villages crossing all the ten administrative blocks under Mokokchung district over a period of two days. ‘Jubilee Adventure Trail’ will herald the news of 125 years of Mokokchung town, AMAM claimed, adding that brochures and invitations to the finale of Mokokchung town quasquicentennial celebration in December would be distributed to all the villages and town under the various administrative blocks.
The entourage of both ‘Tour de Hills’ and ‘Jubilee Adventure Trail’ will hold up for the night on November 4 at Chungtiayimsen village. AMAM disclosed that there will be “a lot of entertainment and fun” at the campsite. In this regard, AMAM informed all participants in both categories to carry their own tents and beddings.
As regard the 3rd Mokokchung Auto-X, AMAM informed that there will be three categories in the autocross section, namely Above 1000 CC category, Below 1000 CC category and SUV category while there would be two categories in the motocross section, novice class and expert class.
AMAM further informed that the Supplementary Regulations, Registration Forms and all other necessary information can be accessed online at AMAM website. Interested people can also collect the documents from Auto Gearz, Milak Junction, Mokokchung or contact AMAM’s Relations Officer Ajato Longchar at 9612543378.
Takotong Longkumer will be the Chief Marshall, Dr. Aoyimsen Jamir the Technical Convener and president of AMAM Senti Walling will be the Clerk of the Course (CoC) of the event.
AMAM official website launched
The Adventure and Motorsports Association of Mokokchung’s official website was launched today by Mokokchung Additional Superintendent of Police, T.Yanren Ngullie in a formal ceremony at Hotel Metsüben, Mokokchung. Ngullie while launching the website, www.amamonline.com, congratulated AMAM and said that the huge turn-out of people during motorsport events in Mokokchung is an indication that Mokokchung is not lagging behind in the discipline. All necessary information regarding AMAM’s activities can be accessed via the portal.