Team Mohamed’s in preparation mode for Int’l  Drag Race Meet

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Just a month away from the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) International Drag Racing Meet on August 21, Guyana’s premier racing group, Team Mohamed’s, has started the business of preparation.

Team Mohamed’s has acquired the services of the United States-based Brandon Jackson of T1 Race Development, to spearhead the preparation of the GT-Rs.

Based in Texas, the T1 group has developed its own engine programme which is designed to plan, test, and build high-horsepower GTR engines. From massaging the maximum performance of the stock VR38DETT to creating a fully-built race engine.

Jackson is being assisted by local mechanics Maurice Menezes , Joel Brehaspat and Satrohan ‘Depo’ Rajkumar, as  they seek  to ensure the GT-Rs produce maximum performance.

Team principal, Azruddin Mohamed indicated they made an early start to ensure the cars can be extremely efficient on race day, and ready for all challenges that may surface.

From left: Maurice Menezes, Azruddin Mohamed and Brandon Jackson

According to Mohamed, while records and winning are certainly an accomplishment, ensuring the thousands of fans who come to the South Dakota Circuit get their expectations treated, is the limelight of Drag Racing.

At this meet, there should be challenges that are more considerable for Team Mohamed’s as the rail car out of Trinidad and Tobago is set to return, and Suriname has promised to bring some of their fastest cars.

However, apart from the trio of extremely quick GT-Rs, Team Mohamed’s has a Pro-Modified car which, should conditions suit, is a clear six-second car.

At the last meet in March, it was a disappointment for fans not being able to witness many of the beasts in the Unlimited category go head-to-head.

Satrohan ‘Depo’ Rajkumar (left) and Azruddin Mohamed in discussion about one of the engines

The extremely humid conditions and some issues with the track prevented Team Mohamed’s from lowering their 7.501 seconds quarter-mile record further, but the white GT-R, piloted by American Terence Cox, did manage to produce 7.515 seconds in a pass with the Nismo, driven by team owner, Azruddin Mohamed.

It proved to be the main thrill of the day as Team Mohamed’s Pro-Modified car, which generally has the capacity to go five seconds, and targeted six seconds on Sunday, did not dip below the seven-second barrier. It recorded a time of 7.695 seconds early in the day.

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