T&T rail car shatters strip record ahead of mega showdown with Team Mohamed’s


Trinidadian Sheldon Bissessar, aboard his Spitzer Dragster, set a new record of 7.208 seconds on the quarter-mile strip at the South Dakota Circuit on Saturday afternoon.

Team Mohamed’s white GT-R, driven by American Terence Cox, held the previous record of 7.501 seconds, which was set in March 2021.

The drivers are in preparation for the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s International Drag Race Meet on Sunday, which is sizing up to be a thrilling event.

Should the weather be conducive for fast-paced racing, the new time could go even lower given the amount of track preparation over the past few weeks.

The Trinidadians are confident heading into Sunday’s mega showdown (Photo: News Room/Avidesh Narine/August 20, 2022)

Though over 130 persons have registered, it is likely that all eyes will be on Bissessar against the undefeated Team Mohamed’s.

Team Mohamed’s Pro-Mod has the capacity to dip below seven seconds, but has not gone close to that mark as yet. However, driver Clint Satterfield is confident it can achieve the intended fast times this weekend.

According to the GT-R driver, Terence Cox, he is happy about the increase in competition, noting that the amount of track preparation is allowing the speed machines to perform at optimum level.

Cox had told News Room Sport that Team Mohamed’s all-wheel drive machines have what it takes to get the job done and will remain champions of the strip.

Also from the twin-island republic is another dragster being driven by Miguel Pustam, along with Kervin Ribeiro with his 1JZ powered 2nd Generation RX-7 stock chassis, which claimed a world record for the fastest Toyota 1JZ Engine in 2017,

GMR&SC President Mahendra ‘Raj’ Boodhoo has indicated they might have to start elimination at 11:00h to accommodate for the high influx of cars and to ensure all races are completed.

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