Williams named Champion Driver at UG’s Race for Pace
By Treiston Joseph
National sprinter Daniel Williams put his versatility on show on Sunday, emerging as Champion Driver of the University of Guyana’s second annual Race for Pace go-kart charity event at GT Motorsports.
The event saw top notch action in a number of fun categories, among them staff races, males versus females- staff and students and lecturers versus students.
Williams, the 2017 Under-18 World Championships 400m silver medallist, was the top performer of the day, winning the male student race, the male versus female student showdown, the male versus lecturers event and the master’s race.
Williams, competing under the alias ‘Fishy’, also recorded the fastest lap time of the day, clocking a leading 40.020s. Rene Tucker was a close second in most of the categories and he had a best time of 40.116s.
Title sponsor ExxonMobil was pleased with the event as Community Relations Manager of oil company, Suzie DeAbreu, noted at the presentation ceremony that was held immediately after the races, hinting at a possible continued partnership next year.
In addition, acting Marketing and Sales Manager of Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL), Jacqueline James, stressed that her company will continue to support the event in the future.
Meanwhile, the top female of the day was Keziah Bridgewater, who won all the female events she took part in, while even topping a few males in the cross-gender races.
Bridgewater recorded a best lap time of 42.899s. Professor Paloma Mohamed indicated that the University met its target at the charity event, raking in close to five million dollars.
The Race for Pace event is geared to raise funds for projects at the University of Guyana.