He is the reigning champion of the Group 4 category, but so far this year, he hasn’t been able to duplicate the scorching performances of last year and Kevin Jeffrey in an invited comment with Kaieteur Sport disclosed how determined he is to produce a better performance on Sunday when the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club stages its ‘Race of Champions’ Meet, at the South Dakota Circuit.
Jeffrey, who has been consistent over the past two years narrowly
losing the Caribbean title to Jamaican maestro David ‘King’ Summerbell in 2010, has had a disappointing season so far despite his claim that his Mitsubishi Evolution VIII has been competitive, but a bit unreliable, a development he is steadfastly addressing ahead of this weekend’s showdown against the best local drivers including the rejuvenated Mark Vieira and the aging, but canny Andrew King among others.
Speaking via telephone, Jeffrey, who admitted that they are behind schedule in terms of testing, however, assured that they will be ready come race day and all Guyana could expect a frantic battle among the top drivers in the category for supremacy
Commenting on some of the problems that beset the car at the last Race Meet, Jeffrey said the Team had decided to change the fuel they normally use and did so, but unfortunately after gaining a position after a few laps in one of the races, the fuel hose burst and caused him to drop out of the race.
“We had made up quite a few positions in the race and was doing well until the fuel hose burst which caused me to have to opt out of the race after being well positioned,” Jeffrey informed.
Jeffrey revealed that even though they haven’t yet had the opportunity to test the reliability of the car, he is optimistic that it will perform reliable since they’ve been able to make the necessary changes to guarantee its competitiveness.
He also related that they haven’t been able to take advantage of the new rule change which now affords teams the scope to reduce the weights on the cars and make them faster, informing that time will not permit them to make the adjustment, but is still confident of doing well.
The local speedster urged all Guyana to make it a date to be at the Circuit on Sunday to see the country’s best go up against each other for motor racing supremacy. He extended heartfelt thanks to sponsors Automotive Art, Doosan, Infab and Shivo Auto Body for their valuable assistance during his preparations for this event.
Meanwhile, stiff competition is expected in all the other categories including the Superbikes, go-karts, 125cc, Groups 2A and B and 3 as well as the novices.
Twenty races are carded for the day and the price of admission is adults $1500, while children and vehicles are free.
The first race is set for 08:30 hrs.
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