Talented 23 year old Pharmco-DeepSouth rider, Raynauth ‘Obeah Man’ Jeffrey has departed his homeland of Guyana to venture to the United States of America where he will compete in the USA Criterium Series Speed Week 2017.
The event is scheduled to have six races spanned across April 22 to 30 in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia but Jeffrey is expected to head over to Miami before making his way to the racing venues to compete in the Men’s Pro/1/2.
All six of the races are criterium races with the first race will take place at Rock Hill, South Carolina for 60 minutes on April 22 before moving over to the Caromont Health Criterium in Belmont, North Carolina the following day.
On April 26 the national champion will head over to Downtown Walterboro, South Carolina for race three which is an 85-lap race and then Spartanburg Regional Healthcare system Criterium, South Carolina two days later for a 70 lap challenge. The fifth and sixth races will be held in Georgia, on April 29 at Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium for 80 laps and Hennessy Historic Roswell Criterium the next day for 50 laps.
This is the second time Jeffrey will be competing in the event following his 2016 run with Team Cocos alongside Hamzah Eastman, Stephano Husbands and Jamual John.
When Guyana Times Sport contacted Jeffrey, he noted that he is going into the event with an open mind because he does not know what to expect other than the high level competition from the Caribbean, Belgium and United States riders. Jeffrey went on to state that he will be very cautious of the event as it is often a very dangerous race.
Additionally, the 23 year old highlighted that while he would have only been in eight races for the year of which four were circuit races, he is rapidly gaining fitness and is in better form from last year.
Jeffrey who recently returned to Guyana only weeks ago after competing in the Sunshine Gran Prix where he made an excellent showing, finishing 13th overall in the three stage race has competed in three local races and remained a dominant threat.
Upon his return, he was victorious in his first race on the local circuit, the 60 mile road race for the 6th Baker’s memorial. (Romario Samaroo)