‘Bring it on’- Jeffrey warns his competitors
By Avenash Ramzan
Fresh off a dominating performance at the National Race of Champions on Sunday, two-time Caribbean champion Kristian Jeffrey is sending an ominous message to his competitors ahead of Friday’s Georgetown Grand Prix, organised by GT Motorsports.
Jeffrey was simply unstoppable in the Shifter Karts at the last meet in February, copping the champion driver award after easily winning all three races.
He continued with that splendid form on Sunday by making a clean sweep of the three Group Four races in the National Race of Champions at the South Dakota Circuit. From the look of things, he has no intentions of letting up any time soon, something his rivals should be worried about.
“Competition is me; I love competition. I think everyone had enough time to get their machines up and running. The last race meet was about two months ago and there’s a lot more shifters on the grid; a lot of guys like Matthew Phang, Mark Vieira and I know my cousin Stefan Jeffrey, who I think doesn’t get the recognition that he should, but he had a dominant performance in the Group Three (at South Dakota) and if he drives the go-kart he’ll be more the man to beat,” Jeffrey told News Room Sport.
Friday’s event will also provide a platform for the renewal of an ongoing rivalry between the Kristians- Jeffrey of Guyana and Boodoosingh of Trinidad and Tobago.
“Boodoosingh, I never drove against him in go-karts; drove against him in cars and he’s an aggressive driver and a really good competitor, and I expect a good battle with Kristian,” Jeffrey, who clocked the fastest lap time of 29.261s at the last meet, said.
Jeffrey meanwhile, spoke of making the adjustment from car to kart in a short space of time, while still maintaining a high level of intensity and focus.
“Well any good racer would take two to three laps to learn a track and then everything from there is tweaking with equipment. You play with machinery so it goes from the handling of the kart, tweaking with chassis to engine,” Jeffrey shared.
Engines will start at the Georgetown Grand Prix at 18:00h. Among the categories to be contested are the 60cc, 125cc Junior, 125cc Senior, 4-Stroke Light, 4-Stroke Heavy, Shifter karts and the Easy Cup Rookies.