GMR&SC prepping South Dakota for extreme speed
Ahead of the highly anticipated International Drag Race meet on August 25 at South Dakota Circuit, Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) President Rameez Mohamed has indicated the club will be pulling out all stops to ensure the track is prepared to its optimum.
After the previous meet, drivers of the high powered cars always allude to the need for track prep in order to produce their fastest possible times, in turn giving fans value for their money.
The hope is for no rain and Mohamed indicated to News Room Sport the track will be closed for a short period of time to do more track preparation.
“The weather says we will have a bit of shower on the morning hours, but by 10:00h on Sunday it should be sunshine right through. We have started track prep as we try to get as much track bite down for the fast cars that will be on show.”
Instead of bulking all the races on Sunday, Mohamed revealed they will do runs on Saturday and leave Sunday for solely elimination and some free runs.
He said they have added more tyres to the fences and slashed the sand to safeguard in the scenario of a mishap with one of the machines of speed.
From a fan’s perspective, the GMR&SC head assured, better amenities will be in place. In order to improve the fan experience, a tent would be placed for those who usually line the fence.
Additionally, the club is constructing a road at an estimated value of $3,500,000, which is sponsored by B.M Soat and Mohamed’s Enterprise, to make the event more efficient.
The road will lead to the launch pad and will avoid competition cars having to cross the track to reach the staging area. It is understood over 70 drivers have registered and the GMR&SC expects that number to climb as race day edges closer.
Just as the previous meet, cash prizes will be awarded. US$100 will go to the best burnout, compliments of GT Tuners and West Coast Customs Wash Bay and US$100 to the fastest reaction, which is sponsored by Imran Auto Works.
Del Ice Co. will also award $100,000 to the winners of the 11-second and 12-second category.
Other sponsors include R. Kissoon Contracting, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Prem’s Electrical, E-Networks, Trans-Pacific Auto Sales, Cyril’s Taxi, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Tropical Shipping and Hand-in-Hand Insurance.
General tickets cost $2,000 each, VIP Tent $3,000, while children under 10 are admitted free. Start time is 09:00h.