KFC MEGA GP: Stefan Jeffrey looking to shake off ‘ring rust’


By Avenash Ramzan

After being off his kart for a while, Stefan Jeffrey is looking to shake off the ‘ring rust’ ahead of this weekend’s second KFC Mega Grand Prix at GT Motorsports.

Jeffrey is one of the seasoned Guyanese set to compete against the likes of countryman and cousin Kristian Jeffrey, Guyana’s world renowned driver and GT Motorsports debutant Calvin Ming, Jamaican Collin Daley Jr. and Trinidad and Tobago’s Kristian Boodoosingh at this Sunday’s (December 16) event.

“Not sure how prepared I am as yet,” Jeffrey told News Room on Wednesday, adding “haven’t touched that kart since last December for this event. I’m currently in Canada and will be back on Thursday (December 13) to do some testing for this weekend.”

Commenting on the field of drivers he is set to go up against, Jeffrey said: “They’re all quality drivers and I expect them to be very fast, and that’ll make for good competition and a great race for the spectators.”

He added, “I’ll try my best to defend home turf and put on a solid show for the crowd.”

Stefan Jeffrey offering some tips to female go-kart driver Paige Mendonca 

Jeffrey is urging Guyanese to come out in their numbers and witness the event, which gets underway at 15:00h, with Qualifying, followed by the pre-finals and finals.

“They need to come witness the amount of young talent we have in Guyana and support them against this Caribbean invasion,” he shared.

Meanwhile, the junior and upcoming racers are also prepping to take the grid, as they hunt not just glory, but also bragging rights heading into the 2019 season.

The likes of John Phang, Mikhail Persaud and Raymond Baksh would be out to defend their hometown record and step up to the challenge posed by their adversaries.

The event is sponsored exclusively by KFC, and organised by Pure Racing in partnership with GT Motorsports and Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club. Admission to the venue is $1,000.

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