Guyana, Suriname renew drag racing rivalry at South Dakota


After a brief hiatus at South Dakota due to the inoperable Guyana/Suriname ferry service, Surinamese drag racers are back and are out to silence the Guyanese on their own turf.

The three who have travelled are Michael Namchand, Raymond John and Yuvraj Jalimsingh for the final round of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club Drag Racing championship.

Jalimsingh, speaking to News Room Sport Saturday evening, related, “We are here to win in Guyana.”

He will be targeting top honours in the 14-second, which means local Rafeeq Khan will have his work cut out.

Yuvraj Jalimsingh’s Honda s2000 will be in action

Jalimsingh will be using his Honda s2000 for the first time at South Dakota, while Namchand will compete in an RX-7 and John, a turbocharged Toyota Chaser.

With twelve years of experience coming to drag racing here, he is confident his car has the right modifications to adjust to the new set up of the track.

Speaking on behalf of fellow competitors, he stated, they are all prepped and ready for the explosion of speed.

While the visitors will not compete in the lower brackets, those brackets hold some interesting outcomes, especially in the battle of Team Mohamed’s black GT-R, Goliath, and Deryck Jaisingh’s Toyota Supra.

Shawn Persaud’ Toyota Caldina and Trans Pacific’s Altezza should be another duel not to miss.

A check Saturday afternoon at the club showed that over 40  have registered for the event. That number according to a club official was expected to grow given many were still being registered.

Raymond John’s Toyota Chaser returns

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 the care and treatment of cancer patients.

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