Motor rider Steven Nobrega is hopeful for another splendid outing when the third leg of the Stag Beer Grass Track Championships gets underway today at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground on the Essequibo Coast.
Holding a 75-point lead over the second placed Ravi Ramkumar, who has 55 points, Nobrega returns to a venue for which he holds fond memories, since he swept all the races when he last competed there.
Speaking to Guyana Times Sport on Thursday, the rider, sporting a new YZ 125 bike, said, “The chances of winning the championships are very good. I have a new bike, and (I have) been doing a lot of training both on and off the bike.”
The young rider also made an appeal for all to come out in their numbers and support the event, since in his opinion it is the best even to witness.
Nobrega has expressed his profound gratitude to Secure Innovations and Concepts, Nexus Machine and Fabricating, Gizmos & Gadgets, Fas Graphics, Truck Masters, and Sankar’s Auto Colour for the support he has been getting from these entities. Events organiser Sheik Yassen, in giving an update on the event, explained that all systems are in place and all riders are ready to thrill the fans. Dismissing any contention that rain would cancel the event, the organiser declared: “Rain or no rain, the action will go on!”
He called on all to come out in their numbers, since the concept of the event is the first of its kind to be staged in the Cinderella County.
At total of 27 daredevils are expected to compete across three different categories, and there will be five professional races (12 laps per race); three Novice races (10 laps per race) and two races for newcomers (10 laps per race).
The other sponsors are ANSA McAL under their Stag Beer brand, Roosters Coconut Water, R. Ganesh Mining, Kahn AutoZone, Savannah Riders Club and Essequibo Biker Boyz. The participation of ALL sponsors is most gratefully appreciated, Yassen has declared. The event is set to commence at 16:00 hrs, with tickets for adults costing $1000, and those for children costing $500.