Local insurance company Hand-in-Hand have said their investment in motorsport is for the long run.
The company, through Marketing Co-ordinator Shafeena Juman, contend they are interested in development of motorsport.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the management and staff of Hand in Hand, we would like to say that we are happy with everything that GMR&SC (have) been doing, and we are proud of the initiative that they have been taking,” Juman said.
She added, “We are extremely excited to see what is going to go down with the new strip and the new Nissan GTR.”
Meanwhile the club had a briefing last evening for all drivers, specifying that all competitors for both cars and bikes must be registered with medicals.
Cars were seen testing on the venue yesterday ahead of Sunday’s meet, and the unofficial feedback is one of pleasure.
The interest in local drag racing coming from international competition has now been revived with the installation of the pad. That, along with the fact that the strip is being extended from 1000ft to 1320ft or a quarter-mile, is also something that the local dragsters are keen on trying.
Competition is expected from Suriname.
Ticket prices for fans desirous of witnessing the action will cost $1000 for adults and $500 for children.
Other sponsors include Mohamed’s Enterprise, BM Soat Auto Sales, Motor Trend Service Centre, Delco Ice Factory, Trans-Pacific Motor Spares, Supreme Ventures, Air Services Limited, PowerLine Auto, Cyril’s Taxi, Omega Brokers, E-Networks, Prem’s Electrical, Miracle Optical, Choke Gas Station and Super Bet, R. Kissoon Contracting Services and Top Brandz Distributors.