Published: 15th July 2018
First tribal Khasi woman from Meghalaya to join professional racing team
Phoebe Dale Nongrum will become the first woman from the Khasi tribe to join the Ahura racing team - a professional team started by the three-time national champion, Sarosh Hataria
Phoebe Dale Nongrum is set to be the first tribal Khasi woman from the mountainous northeastern state of Meghalaya and the northeastern states to be inducted in the Ahura racing, a professional racing team.
Ahura racing is a professional racing team formed in 2017, owned and managed by Three-Time National Champion, Sarosh Hataria who has two decades of successful racing experience.
He had held a talent hunt for women drivers for the Formula LGB 4. Nongrum had to compete with 60 women to make it to the Formula LGB 4 team. Eleven other girls have also been selected for the team.
The selection was done on the fastest lap timing of the drivers and she clocked a timing of 1.23, i.e., 1min 23sec on a 2km track.
The team of twelve girls will take part in the four seasons of racing this year against the men. "I think women can equally run the world. For me personally, I don't believe it's a man's world. I believe I can do what most men can and I believe in the limit of the mind," Phoebe said. "If you have the passion and the will to race you should go ahead. No one but yourself is what keeps you from doing what you love. It's not an easy field of course but you have to have talent and skills if you want to be a winner," she added