Cox’s acclaim a result of teamwork at Team Mohamed’s
By Akeem Greene
The result is often spectacular and most times, memorable. In motorsport, usually it is the driver who gets all the acclaim, the awards and ultimately the fame.
It is no different with Guyana’s premier motor-racing group, Team Mohamed’s, who have virtually made their name synonymous with Drag racing locally.
The driving force behind the success comes from the meticulous work the backroom staff, led by mechanic and former biker Maurice Menezes.
However, the man who got the their recently acquired Magnus white GT-R up to scratch for competition purposes was American tuner Wayne Potts, who virtually rewired the entire machine, which set the new track record of 8.099 seconds on Sunday.
Terence Cox was the man who crossed the finish line in a machine built for speed, but the true efforts came from the arduous efforts of the backroom staff.
“I want to thank the team; they have done all the work on this car for this weekend. Wayne Potts has been here for a week, worked 16 hours a day just changing out the wire harness and getting all the electronics done on this car. That is the reason why the car turned around, he did an amazing job,” the ace driver related to News Room Sport.
“We also got guys like Depo who stayed up until 05:00h to ensure the fuel pump is right for this car (black GT-R). If it was not for Depo, the car would not have been here. It is amazing, they work hard all week and I am just lucky I get to get up and drive and work little as I have to,” he added.
The new record shattered the previous 8.584s set by Goliath in March on the new quarter mile strip, and had it not been for the late afternoon downpour, those in attendance could have witnessed a sub eight-second time.
“I am super excited about setting the record this weekend. I was surprised it went 8.0 on the pass, after it launched it was amazing, it was like boom, straight up, it pulled both of the front wheels, settled down and back up. It was great and wild ride, I loved it.”
“Things went well, first full pass, it just went quicker. I wished rained didn’t come, could have gone well below eight seconds.”
Cox also reflected on the close battle with Toyota Altezza, stating he was surprised even though the Altezza jumped the line, the car made him press hard at the end.
He further stated that cars are getting quicker in Guyana and truly bodes well for the development on the sport. Ahead of the international meet on August 25, Cox revealed that both GT-Rs will get new engines, making them faster than before.