Nov 25, 2013 Sports Comments Off on CMRC Race Meet…Thousands watch Jeffrey, Vieira beat Gore’s Audi TT
Seereeram NEW Star of the Superbike
It was the perfect day for the ‘big’ guns in local motor racing to display their superiority.
It happened before a massive turnout of fans who responded to the appeal made by local competitors to flood the arena and even though Jamaican ace Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore, who came into the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) with a handy lead, Guyanese drivers Kevin Jeffrey and Mark Vieira produced three inspiring performances to keep him off the top of the podium yesterday, at the South Dakota Circuit.
Jeffrey, who told this country that despite losing to Gore’s Audi TT in the opening leg of the CMRC in Jamaica that he felt he could defeat the Jamaican, lived up to that prediction after winning two of the three CMRC Group 4 races, before retiring in the final one due to a computer glitch that forced the shutdown of the car after leading the race.
It was a superb performance by the local champion against a car that was previously considered the fastest in the Caribbean.
Other outstanding performances came from young Superbiker Nikhil Seereeram, who many feel is ready to take over the reins from Stephen Vieira despite being classified as an amateur.
Seereeram blitzed the field in all three races, but because he is not considered a professional rider the spoils in the ‘A’ category was shared between Vieira and Joel Neblett.
Paul Vieira was also outstanding in the local Group 4 Division, while Stanley Ming Jnr was also dominant in the Shifter karts category.
However, the focus of the over 12,000 spectators had to be how the Mitsubishi Evolution VIII of Jeffrey and the Mazda RX 8 of Mark Vieira would fare against the powerful Audi TT of Gore and as early as the first race they got their monies worth as the two Guyanese combined well to take the top two spots.
Gore, starting from lane two on the grid was kept in that position at the opening lap of the second race, but quickly used his superior speed down the straights to pass Vieira on the second lap, but was no match for Jeffrey, who sped away from his opponents en route to consecutive wins.
The order was the same at the start of the third race, but Jeffrey after leading for three laps suffered a computer failure and that allowed Vieira to streak away to victory with Gore trailing him into second.
Majors sponsors for the event included: Banks DIH Limited, GT&T, Rent-A-Tent, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, CCS, Prem’s Electrical, King’s Jewellery World, Valvoline, Nabi, Marsha Mining, John Fernandes, E.C. Vieira Investments, Mohamed Roshandin, NTN, New Thriving, Versus Auto Sales, TVG, Bounty Farm, Castrol, Hilton Quan, Trophy Stall, Readymix Concrete Limited, Extreme Motorsports, GTM, Ricks and Sari, Friendship Oxygen Limited, Automotive Arts, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Beharry Group of Companies, Kaylees Service Station, Fly Jamaica, American Stores and Jiffi Lubes.
The full details of the results will be published in a subsequent issue.
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