Grass Track Riders bracing for exhilarating action at Mongrippa Hill


The best athletes in the Grass Track arena will collide as part of the sports programme for Bartica Easter Regatta at the Mongrippa Hill Track Saturday.

Organised by the Red Earth Riders Sports Club in conjunction with the Mayor and Town Council of Bartica, the likes of homeboys, Andrew ‘Dare Devil’ Wong, Dave Young, Bobby Rasul, Dale Hareen and Steven Vieira will all be on show as they seek to out rev each other.

Last year’s event was exciting but the organisers are promising an even bigger and more competitive event this time around with riders from Essequibo, East Coast Demerara, Georgetown and Linden confirmed to throw down the gauntlet to the homeboys with lucrative cash prizes and trophies on offer in the 14-races carded for the day.

The organisers are encouraging fans to come out in their numbers to enjoy what will be a fantastic day of riding and they have also pulled out the stops to ensure that the BMX riders in Bartica also enjoy what is going to be served up.

They have disclosed that building on the momentum of the recently held Bartica Cycling Challenge, a collaborative effort between the Mayor and Town Council and the Guyana Cycling Federation, they will be running off a total of four (4) BMX races, each race has a BMX cycle as the first prize apart from other incentives. Races would be for Girls Under-12, Boys Under-10, 13 and 15.          

Events listed for the Dirt Bike Riders are as follows:

*             Three (3) Professional Races – 125CC – Cash prize of $65,000 for each race

*             Three (3) Novices Races – 125CC – Cash prize of $45,000 for each race

*             Two (2) Quads Races – Cash prize of $50,000 for each race

*             Two (2) Races for Bush Bikes (4-wheels) – Cash prize of $30,000 for each race

*             Two (2) Races for Four (4) Stroke 125CC – Cash prize of $30,000 for each race

*             One (1) Race for Side by Side – Cash Prize of $65,000

*             One (1) Open Race for Two (2) wheel bikes – Cash prize of $65,000


BMX Cycle Races

Girls Under-12   – 1st prize one BMX cycle

Boys Under-10  – 1st prize one BMX cycle

Boys Under-13  – 1st prize one BMX cycle

Boys Under-15  – 1st prize one BMX cycle

There would also be other incentives for the BMX cyclists placing in the other top positions, 2nd and 3rd.

Among the sponsors on board to date are Guyoil, Elegance Jewelry, Sir Gas Station, KGM Security, Nicholas Kadir, Mohamed’s Enterprise, W. Golden, Dino’s Investment and Pandit Service Station.

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