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Nobrega unstoppable as Grasstrack Championship Series begins

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By Avenash Ramzan

Steven Nobrega put on a show for Essequibians last weekend, storming to seven wins from as many starts in the first leg of the Grasstrack Championship Series at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground.

Champion rider of the day, Steven Nobrega, poses with a young fan and one of his trophies

Nobrega travelled all the way from Georgetown to compete in the day’s activity, and what a day it was for the stocky rider on bike #22. He ended the day with a clean sheet, notching up five wins in the Professional category and another two in the Open division.

He was simply too good for the rest of the field, demolishing every competitor who stepped on the bike in those two categories.

Speaking to News Room Sport after his heroics, Nobrega said it was a fantastic day of racing, despite encountering some troubles with his bike earlier on. He said the aim is to eventually cop the title of overall champion of the series, which is set to continue in the coming months.

Ravin Ramkumar meanwhile, brought second in both Open races, while Raj Rajkarran and Kennard Spellen took the two third spots. In the five Professional races, Ravin Ramkumar took four second place finishes, while Raj Rajkarran had one second place finish. 

There were also three Novice races, bringing the total number of events for the day to 10. Daniel Hardeen was the top rider in this division, copping two first place finishes and a third. Sid Rajkarran was the winner of the other Novice race. Not surprisingly, Nobrega, for his seven wins, was voted champion rider of the day. 

Meanwhile, chief organiser of the Grasstrack Championship Series, Sheik Yaseen, said the Essequibo leg was a resounding success and he is looking forward to the remainder of the series. Events are also billed for Better Hope, Ogle, Bath Settlement, Linden, South Dakota, Hampton Court and Suriname.

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