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Akeredolu to host Auto Rally 2018


Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has been announced by the organizers of the Ondo Auto Rally as the main host of the event billed to touch down at different spots in the state on Friday and Saturday.

According to the coordinator of the 2018 race, Olumide Omolade, the governor is also being prepared to host a two-man race exhibition that would feature himself and founder of Elizade Nigeria Ltd/Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Ltd, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo.

The event is sponsored by Toyota Nigeria Ltd, Elizade Nigeria Ltd, SMT Nigeria (Volvo), JAC, Meristem, Eterna Oil, Air Namibia, Pepsi and ONDIPA. Also in support of the event are Ondo State government, Nigeria Travel week, Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Elizade University, Heritage Hotel, Sunview Hotel, Signatures Club, Template Lounge, Splendor Lounge, FRSC and NADDC, as well as most of the major television stations.

Apart from the professional drivers that would be manning a number of race cars, the two-man race between the governor and Chief Ade-Ojo is expected to be the key race for the Day Two of the event.

Omolade said, car lovers from different parts of the country would converge on Friday at the Smokin Hill Golf Course for registration before the off road race of 4×4 category would be flagged off.

“From the maiden edition’s experience, we have scheduled the off road race for the first day. So we will be able to manage the time for the other races that are coming at other venues.  For your information, 1.8 litre engine race also known as the Sunshine race will be participating in this year’s event. A lot of entertainment awaits participants and audience. Also, there is Special Golf Kitty at Smokin Hills, Ilara-Mokin,” he added.

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