GMR&SC International Drag Meet: Can Team Mohamed’s reset the record?
This Sunday, all roads would be leading to the South Dakota Circuit at Timehri, EBD, where the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) would be hosting its first International Drag Race Meet in three years.
Competitors from the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and from Suriname would be looking to dominate the local daredevils in this drag race meet. However, that would be a tough task, as the local dragsters have a formidable team, boosted considerably by Team Mohamed’s, the King of the South Dakota 1320 Strip, whose fleet of GTRs complement the pro-modified car.
Team Mohamed’s white GTR (Goliath) currently holds the speed record on the 1320 Strip, a blistering 7.5 seconds, in addition to the record for the second fastest time, and it is expected that the front-runner of Drag Racing in Guyana would continue to demolish times, come Sunday.
Although the two rail cars from Trinidad & Tobago would potentially pose a threat to Team Mohamed’s establishing its dominance in the proceedings, Azruddin Mohamed, as owner of this superlative team, is unfazed by their presence in the competition, having already made light work of Sheldon Bissessar’s rail car (driven by his brother Andy) with his GTR Goliath (driven by Terrence Cox) back in 2018.
Team Mohamed’s vehicles, distinguishable by the display of the Golden Arrowhead on their roofs, may very likely be in a class by themselves come Sunday, as they seek to break into the six-second mark – a feat the Pro-mod car is more than capable of achieving, according to reports.
To guarantee that fans get their money’s worth, Team Mohamed’s have, over a month ago, acquired the services of the United States-based Brandon Jackson of T1 Race Development to lead the preparation of the GTRs, to ensure that all systems would be in place for Sunday’s showdown.
A ticket to witness the event costs $2000 for adults and $1000 for kids, while VIP and VVIP arrangements cost $30,000 and $40,000 respectively.