The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) will start its engine on its 2018 season Sunday with an Endurance Race Meet at the South Dakota Circuit.
Adding fuel to the machine will be Special Auto and Mohamed’s Enterprise who are among the first sponsors onboard as the GMR&SC looks to start the year on an exciting note.
According to a club release, Ansa McAl and B.M Soat are also onboard for the fixture which is set to test the mettle of the daredevils.
Vice President of the club Hansraj Singh stated that it is a good sign for the sport that entities have the confidence to continually sponsor events of the Club.
He noted that there is still time for others to join the sponsorship list, while urging competitors to organize themselves for a packed day of racing in five days.
Five classes will be in action on the day which will feature both bikes and cars.
In the first class, cars up to 1500cc will be considered eligible, with the second class being from 1501-1600cc. The third class will see cars in the 1601-2000cc class with the unlimited class featuring cars over 2000cc.
On release of the calendar earlier this month, president of the club, Rameez Mohamed, commented, “We know that the guys (racers) were asking for early indication of events so we tried as much as possible to get that out so persons can prepare.”
He continued, “We also saw the need to get the bikes involved (for this Endurance) as well because they are an important stakeholder in racing and the support for them during the last outing was outstanding.”
“What we also have this year is the Endurance calendar being done on a championship basis rather than by meet so persons can rebound from a bad weekend to still fight for a championship.”
The Endurance championship will be followed by a local drag race meet on February 11. The club’s Annual General Meeting is set for five days later.