Akure, the Ondo state capital and Ilara-Mokun, another prominent town in the state, are set to host the second edition of the Work and Play Rally slated for Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2017. This is just as the organisers have staked over N2m for participants. Chief Executive Officer of Work and Play, Kome Brown, stated that the event would be an improvement from the maiden edition which held in Sagamu, Ogun State earlier in the year. Part of the improvement includes a raise in the total purse of the participants to about N2million. She said “work and Play as the name suggests is designed as a breather for the working class, where Auto Rally is the key activity. After the inaugural edition, we have raised the standard of the event, including the total purse for our winners and the overall outlook of the event.” According to Kome, the two-day race would be performed in Ilara-Imokin and Akure in Ondo State, adding that, beyond bringing people from the corporate world together to network and relax, the event is also a platform to develop and support the auto racing industry in the country. She Said, “The race would be held in three categories, Off-Road, Road and Bike Race”. The Off-Road race would flag off the event where 4X4 and Sports Utility Vehicles have been penciled to race. It would be flagged off in Ilara Imokin with the Chairman of Elizade Chief Michael Ade-Ojo commencing the race. The Road race is however scheduled for Midday in Akure by Obafemi Awolowo Way in Akure through Alfred Rewane road, while the bike race involving locals will follow later in the day. The Work and Play Auto Rally has attracted the attention of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile), the World Governing body for car race and their officials would be on ground to manage the affairs of the race. Some side attractions has been scheduled for the race which includes drifting and car stunts. In all over 100 participants are expected to grace the Akure edition of the Auto Rally.]]>

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