Surinamese drag racers arrive in Guyana for weekend showdown


Three Surinamese drivers have arrived for the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) ‘1320 Heat’ Rematch Drag Race event on Sunday at South Dakota. Two more are expected on Friday.

While the Surinamese were not here for the event in August, mainly due to out-of-service Guyana/Suriname ferry service, three of the five-member team have arrived and based on interactions they are eager to stamp their authority at South Dakota.

Jalimsing Ajay and his Honda s2000 are in Guyana, along with usual suspects Raymond John and Michael Namchand.

GMR&SC President Rameez Mohamed said: “The word from the drivers is that they are here to hush the Guyanese.”

While Suriname’s powerful Nova, is not making the trip, which rules them out from big challenges in the faster categories, they still have serious machine power.

“Suriname has always supported our events, it was quite unfortunate the ferry was down for such a long time which hindered them travelling to Guyana, but they are here now and are ready to thrill the Guyanese. I really think this will be a great way to close out the Drag racing events for the year, and build good interest ahead of the massive November meet,” Mohamed expressed.

He added, “We had Trinidad earlier in the year and they want to come back, and now the ferry service is back up, the Surinamese are just a phone call away. So you can expect a huge meet come next year. We still have improvements to make on the track and we look forward to the continued support from corporate Guyana to take the sport to a higher level.”

The action will speed off at 09:00h. General admission tickets cost $1,000 each, VIP $4,000 each; children under 10 would be admitted free.

Additionally, GMR&SC and the Rotary Club of Demerara have teamed up to make a positive impact in October, the month that is designated globally towards cancer awareness.

The two organisations plan to donate 10% of the gate receipt to the Beacon Foundation to assist with care and treatment of cancer patients.

Miracle Optical, Motor Trend Service Centre, Trans Pacific Auto Sales and Spares, Mohamed’s Enterprise and IBet Supreme are among the sponsors for the event.

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