Mahendra ‘Raj’ Boodhoo retains GMR&SC’s Presidency
Mahendra ‘Raj’ Boodhoo will remain President of the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) for the next year after the club staged its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening at their Thomas Lands and Albert Street base.
Boodhoo was unchallenged in the elections and will see his entire slate from 2022 return to office.
The other returning Executives are Mohamad Shairaz Roshandin (Vice-President), Azim Jaffar (Secretary), Chetram Singh (Treasurer), Azaad Hassan (Assistant Secretary/Treasurer), Rameez Mohamed (Club Captain), Joel Evans (Technical Advisor) along with Committee Members: Mark Vieira, Gavin Guyadin, Roshan Ali and John Chin.
The returning President championed the extension of the South Dakota Circuit from 0.78 miles to 1.6 miles in five and half months as a transformational project.
Boodhoo acknowledged the support of “strong partners and strong sponsors” as the expansion of South Dakota came through a strategic partnership between the club, Government and Private Sector.
“We will deliver on our promises, rest assured we will..money will be spent on motor racing development”, the President expressed.
In a recent interview with News Room Sport, Boodhoo stated the Drag Racing Strip at South Dakota could be moved to accommodate circuit racing’s development.
On Tuesday, he stated they are considering the option to relocate the Drag Strip to the South-East area of the track (close to the run-off of the current Drag Strip).
In continuing the ambitious plan to get South Dakota Circuit up to an FIA Grade 2 track, he said lots of work will be done to add further safety apparatus to the new track and new pits are expected to be constructed.
The President thanked the Government for their overwhelming support thus far in the multi-million upgrade of the circuit and key sponsors such as Junior Sammy Limited, ENet, KFC Guyana, Unicom, Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc among others.
Furthermore, Boodhoo expressed hope, with corporate support, they will be able to extend cash prizes for top performers beyond the 125cc, Sport Tuner, Group Two and Four, and Superbike classes.
A motion was moved to have Parmesar Accountants as the club’s auditors.
Kit Nascimento served as the Returning Officer.