Rail car, Suriname contingent coming for Drag Racing on August 21


The rail car dragster out of Trinidad and Tobago along with a packed Suriname contingent are expected for the International Drag Race Meet on August 21 at the South Dakota Circuit.

Vice-President of the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC), Mohamad Shairaz Roshandin, made the confirmation to News Room Sport on Wednesday, as he further revealed the club has started preparation for what they envision to be the biggest Drag Racing Meet, both in terms of competitors and spectators.

“We will have the best that is available in the Caribbean for this event, we have will Team Mohamed’s representing Guyana, and Suriname has very fast cars along with Trinidad”, Roshandin contended.

The GMR&SC Vice-President went on to say, “the last time the rail car came to Guyana, they challenged Mohamed’s very closely, and now with the track preparation, it is in a better condition to international standards and it will be a very difficult race to call.”

When the railcar visited in 2019, it ran some 7.9 seconds times, however, it will need to go quicker since Team Mohamed’s white GT-R holds the record at 7.501 seconds, and their Pro-Modified car has not broken the seven-second barrier just yet.

GMR&SC Vice-President, Mohamad Shairaz Roshandin

Meanwhile, Roshandin said the club has spoken to competitors about their readiness to be at the line and perform. At recent meets, fans have taken displeasure over not being able to witness some of the faster cars not taking to the line in a timely manner.

“We have spoken to the major competitors, the higher classes and we have already told them we need to satisfy the fans and spectators. They need to get their machines in proper order and have it ready to give the spectators a proper show.”

According to the Executive, they soon will commence the sale of tickets as a decision is still to be made on whether to host the event over one or two days.

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