“Godzilla” still the beast of the strip

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GMR&SC ‘Reaction’ Dragz Meet…

-Suriname   showcase dominance in high-powered classes

With the deafening sound of a  twin-turbocharged V6 engine, Mohammed’s Enterprise Nissan GT-R nicknamed ‘Godzilla’ once again  stunned its competitors  to clock  the fastest time , as the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) held its  ‘Reaction’ Drag race  Meet on Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit.
The blue GT-R came against its Nismo version which is a stock car and though the Nismo held the lead in the early meters, it soon saw the rear lights of ‘Godzilla’ as it speed away in bullet-like speed much to the delight of the sizable crowd in attendance.

Numerous fans braved the sun and the heat to  get a  glimpse of the powerful motor cars and bikes and on display (Marceano Narine photo)
Numerous fans braved the sun and the heat to get a glimpse of the powerful motor cars and bikes and on display (Marceano Narine photo)
Champions! Several members of the Suriname contingent showcase their accolades after their triumphant outing  (Marceano Narine photo)
Champions! Several members of the Suriname contingent showcase their accolades after their triumphant outing (Marceano Narine photo)
Though the motor bikes were outnumbered they still brought  the thrills to the fans (Marceano Narine photo)
Though the motor bikes were outnumbered they still brought the thrills to the fans (Marceano Narine photo)

The Nismo, which is also owned by Mohammed’s Enterprise had  a reaction time of 0.807s as compared to the blue GT-R’s  1.482s. However, the  final times told a different tale as ‘Godzila’  clocked a time of 7.569s to win the  unlimited (7-seconds) category ahead of the Nismo’s 8.906s.
The experienced Shawn Persaud with his Toyota Caldina won the 8-second class.
Though the locals had much joy with the performance of the GT-R, Suriname rode off with the bragging rights of the day as their machines produces some explosive racing in the high powered classes.
Surinamese Vishal Ramcharan, who was deemed the champion driver, wreaked havoc with his Toyota Mark-X, winning the 9-second, 10-second and 11-second categories while teammate Raymond John  was the victor in the  12-second category with  his Toyota Chaser.
Joy for Guyana came via the driving of Imran Khan in the 13-second category, Sunil Singh and his Toyota Levin in the 14-second and Devendra Persaud  (15-second).
In the Motor bike category, Surinamese Rajiv Lalbiharie was deemed the champion.
On April 2, action will return to South Dakota but this time in the form of a local circuit  race ahead of the first leg of the Caribbean Motor racing Championships at the Jamwest Raceway in Jamaica on May 21.  (Akeem Greene)