Team Ramchand ready for Sunday’s ‘Reaction’ Dragz
The countdown is definitely on for Sunday’s ‘Reaction’ Dragz at the South Dakota Circuit, and one driver is fully geared up and ready for the event, which is organised by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club.
Ansa McAl Trading, under Proctor and Gamble which controls the Gillette brand, has once again thrown its support behind Anand Ramchand, and Diana Alley, the Proctor and Gamble Coordinator attached to Ansa McAl Trading was pleased to renew alliance with the driver.
“Ansa McAl has always been a part of sporting events supporting under various brands such as Carib, Stag and this year we are going yet again with Gillette in support of their winning 12-second racer,” Alley stated.
Ramchand expressed gratitude to the company for sticking in his corner. “It has been enjoyable going with them, especially with the drag race and the endurance races and we are going forward with them to win.”
At the last meet, Team Ramchand battled their way to victory via superb driving by their mechanic to cop the champion car in the 12-second category.
Though the stellar performances might encourage the team to compete in the faster categories, the driver revealed that they will be competing in three categories, but none will be the “high class”.
The winning Toyota Levin will return to defend its title in the 12-second division, while the team will also use its Toyota Levin and Nissan Pulsar to do battle in the 11 and 10-second category.
Meanwhile, the international drag strip and launch pad will be completed in time for the event, which will encourage even more faster times on race day, the organisers have said.
With regards to comfort and safety of spectators, it was explained that the club is in the process of erecting stands in the in-field to allow a more relaxed view of the racing.
Apart from the cars, up to $50,000 will be a stake for the fastest bus, with free runs beginning at 09:00h, followed by qualifying at 10:00h and the knockout rounds from 11:00h.