Rain curtails ‘Dakota 100’ Endurance race at South Dakota
Only 21 of the 80 laps were completed when the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club hosted its Endurance Race Meet at South Dakota Circuit on Sunday afternoon.
The theme for the event was ‘South Dakota 100’, meaning an initial intent of 100 laps, but the inclement weather meant a shorter course and a reduction in laps.
The unfavourable conditions proved too much for the enthusiastic drivers to handle, and after an accident involving one of the competitors (who was unharmed), the officials, led by Clerk of the Course, John Chin, agreed that it was too risky to continue.
Despite no points being awarded for this meet given the changes, prizes were awarded based on the positions of drivers when the race was called off.
GMR&SC Vice-President, Mohammed Shiraz Roshandin, had an overall lead followed by Steven Nobrega, who is making a switch from the karts and the bikes to car racing, and Reyad Hamid.
Nobrega, who is supported by Harold Hopkinson and his business Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., was the winner of the 1500cc, while Alex Seibs and Raymond Seebarran finished second and third respectively.
In the 1501cc-1600cc, Roshandin led the way with Clint/Shane Seebarran second, and Adrian Fernandes third.
Hamid, Kapildev Singh, and Troy Muir were the top three in the 1601cc to 2000cc, while Richard Hamid, Dharmendo Singh, and Anand Ramchand were the leaders in the Unlimited category.
The next event on the agenda for the club is Round Two of Circuit Racing on July 17.