“I'm grateful to all and I thank my wife Noella, my Kids and my Mum and Dad for being the driving force behind my success ..."
Ponsiano Lwakataka 6:05:35
Arthur Blick Jr 6:05:49
Christakis Fitidis 6:06:03
Ronald Ssebuguzi 6:12:56
Duncan Mubiru 6:20:03
Samuel Watendwa 7:03.20
Sabiiti Muyanja 7:22.29
Ismail Waligo 7:23.31
Edward Kirumira 7.23.75
Ponsiano Lwakataka beat stiff opposition from former National Rally Champions Arthur Blick Jr., Christakis Fitidis and Ronald Ssebuguzi to emerge the winner of the Boxing Day sprint in Busiika.
Lwakataka navigated by Samuel Mugisha in a Subaru Impreza N12, posted a total time loss of six minutes, 5.35 seconds in the tightly contested sprint.
However, Blick Jr, who finished second emerged the 2019 overall National Sprint Champion and dedicated the trophy to his dad.
Blick navigated by George Ssemakula in a Mitsubishi Evo10, posted a total time loss of 6minutes, 5.49 seconds, fifteen seconds behind the Boxing Day Sprint winner.
"It was good winning the Sprint champion to keep our fans motivated. This is good for us as we keep planning for the next season," Blick stated.
"I personally would like to dedicate my 2019 National Sprint Championship title to my Dad (Arthur Blick Snr) who has battled with sepsis and pressure sore for over 12 months during which he underwent six surgeries but we thank God he is now well," Blick added.
He also attributed the victory to his sponsors Shell Helix and navigator George Ssemakula together with family for the teamwork.
"I'm grateful to all and I thank my wife Noella, my Kids and my Mum and Dad for being the driving force behind my success,"
Samuel Watendwa won the 2-Wheel Drive category to emerge the national champion.
Meanwhile at Festino Cite Mukono motocross riders excited the fans that turned up on Boxing Day Festive.
The fans missed out on the usual rally sprint but were consoled by the riders who overwhelmed many fans seeing the young kids flying the bikes in the air.
"Yes we missed the cars but it is good the riders were here to entertain us and we enjoyed the boat rides as well," Jonathan Sentamu a rally fan said.