Feb 28, 2015 Sports
Guyana will have a strong group of racers at Jamwest Speedway, Jamaica today and tomorrow to start the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship season. The CMRC is a championship series that features
stops in 4 different countries (Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados & Guyana). The format typically includes 1 race on the Saturday & 2 races on the Sunday.
Guyana’s representatives will be: Danny Persaud in a Mazda Miata Turbo, Chetram Singh in a Honda Civic, Rameeze Mohamed in a Toyota Starlet Turbo, and Afraz Allie in a Toyota Glanza Turbo.
The Super Stock bike category will be represented by: Kevin Persaud, Elliot (Wayne) Vieira, and Paul Yearwood and of course, Stephen Vieira who has been the most prolific, dynamic and most successful rider. He has won multiple championships in the two wheeled category to solidify himself as arguably the best rider. He has set the benchmark that most riders aspire to become and he will kick off the 2015 campaign looking to add to his many successes in the sport.
Kristian Jeffrey, reigning ‘2014 Caribbean Motor Racing Champion will be joined by his father, Kevin Jeffrey in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution prepped by Top Power Racing. A lot is at stake because Kristian will try to defend his Championship and Guyana will start the defence of the Nation’s Title. Guyana accumulated the most points in the CMRC last year thus, making them the country to beat.
Some of the other countries that will compete for the coveted championship includes: Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad & Tobago. This year is shaping up to be the most exhilarating, exciting and electrifying season ever! On any given race, any racer has the ability to win. The group classes are so even; only a flicker separates each racer. Unfortunately, Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore’s car suffered an unforeseen accident whist being tested at Jamwest last weekend by one of his crew member. Thus, Hollywood’s season is in doubt as the car needs extensive repairs.
However, a ‘new’ face will include Franklyn Boodram, T&T, but, he is not a ‘new’ face on the motorsport scene as he brings tremendous credentials, Franklyn acquired a Renault Megane Trophy, in which he will contest the 2015 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship. He is a Seven-time T&T Circuit Racing Champion between 1993 and 2004, FCB Sportsman of the Year Award nominee, and Triple WITCO DuMaurier Super Circuit Champion 1993-1995 just to name a few of his accomplishments.
The great thing about the CMRC is that just about every racer respects their opponents. Last year, most motorsports fans were taken by surprise by Kristian Jeffrey’s phenomenal debut season that no other racer is likely to duplicate. However, Kristian entered the series with incredible credentials. He began his motorsports career by riding motorbikes at a very young age before switching to karts. He had tremendous successes with Karts dating back to the then, Guyana Championship. His career was continued in North America with tremendous success in the different series he raced. Especially, in ‘2013, his rookie season in the CASC-OR series, Kristian won every race his Mazda’s Miata would allow him to finish by true dominant fashion but, narrowly missing out on the championship due to mechanical issues in a few races including the season finale that decided the championship. But, of all the races he finished, he won them all against far more superior cars. Then, in ‘2014 he competed in the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) and had numerous successes in the Blanchet Motorsports Honda Civic.
Kristian’s many successes allowed him to represent Guyana at the inaugural Race of Champions (ROC) in Barbados where he did very well. It seems wherever, Kristian goes, success follows him because he’s skills and experience is next to none!
KN and its many readers, although, we would like to see Guyana retain the Championship as well as having Kristian retain the top award of Best Driver, we’d like to wish all of the competitors tremendous success.
Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship 2015:
February 28/March 1 – round 1, Jamwest, Jamaica
June 20/21 – round 2, Wallerfield, Trinidad & Tobago
September 12/13 – round 3, Bushy Park Barbados
November 14/15 – round 4, South Dakota, Guyana
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