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Sheldon Bissessar wins TV6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award 2011

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Sheldon Bissessar wins TV6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award 2011

Sheldon Bissessar is officially the fastest Trinidadian on the planet. In fact he is also the fastest human being in the World among IHRA competitors in the Top Dragster category. His current time record is 5.68s @ 238mph and speed record is 5.78s @ 242mph in a class that regularly runs a 6-second pass. It is for this reason that even the Top Fuel and Injected Nitro class competitors often make their way to the line any time Sheldon lines up for a potential record-breaking pass. With the help of his sponsors Methanex, The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Trinidad & Tobago, PSTL, Total Lubricants, RJB Contractors, Mojo’s and others, Sheldon Bissessar and crew chief Aaron Sipple of ASE Engineering and Ironman Chassis, have earned the respect of thousands of American racing fans. This has been achieved through Aaron’s high level of racecar building and preparation, careful tuning before and at the track and with Sheldon’s superb reflexes and fearless and unbridled driving abilities that have been well-proven in Trinidad, the region and all over the USA.

Tv6 Sport Joel Villafana initiated the tv6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award back in 2008 which saw a photo finish, with Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson edging former T&T cricket Captain Daren Ganga. Ganga reigned supreme in 2009, with commonwealth silver medallist boxer Tariq Haqq taking the top honour in 2010. What makes this award unique is that it is decided entirely by you the fans. The nominees are chosen through sporting accomplishments and personality and are put out there for the fans to decide their winner.

The votes are cast via text messaging. 2413 votes were cast during this month of December. Here’s the breakdown: in fifth place, with 35 votes which is 1% of the total entries is Kenwyne Jones. In 4th place with 125 votes, equalling 5% is Lendl Simmons. In 3rd place with 325 votes or 13%, it’s Kelly Ann Baptiste. In 2nd place with 429 votes, making 18% of the total is Anisa Mohammed. That means your 2011 tv6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality is Sheldon Bissessar with a whopping 1499 votes! That is 62% of the total, more votes than the other 4 nominees combined. Congratulations to Sheldon Bissessar and the Party Time Racing Team and thanks to all the fans that submitted their votes!

Motorsport is finally getting top level recognition in T&T!

Sheldon Bissessar wins the TV6 2011 Sport Award

Sheldon at Night Under Fire Ohio

Shekdon with world Top Fuel Champion John FOrce

13 Responses to “Sheldon Bissessar wins TV6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award 2011”

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    gt4tified

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Aah…due recognition is now starting to come in. Congrats Sheldon B!

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    manhattan40

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Well done sheldon. i will b spendind even more money at mojo’s .

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    Yorkshirelass

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Well done Sheldon- you deserve this.

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    UML

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Congrats. Still hoping that the govt would recognize your achievements.

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    *cheers*

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    THE_FUGITIVES

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Well Done , Who Say a Sheldon Bissessar Drag Facility

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    Duane 3NE 2NR

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Sheldon Bissessar’s 2011 Career Highlights

    (IHRA) International Hot Rod Association Top Dragster ¼ mile E.T. World Record – 5.68 seconds at the IHRA Palm Beach Nitro Jam at Palm Beach International Raceway Florida (January 28th -29th 2011)

    (IHRA) International Hot Rod Association Top Dragster ¼ mile Speed World Record – 243MPH at the IHRA Palm Beach Nitro Jam at Palm Beach International Raceway Florida (January 28th -29th 2011)

    Finalist at the Pro Top Outlaw Pride of America Race at Dorchester Dragway South Carolina (September 4th 2011)

    Exhibited at the 34th Annual Night Under Fire at the NHRA Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk Ohio (August 13th 2011)

    Ultimate Dragster Champion – Friday Night Rage at the NHRA Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis Indiana (July 8th 2011);

    Qualified No. 1, won and set the track record 3.75sec. @197 MPH at the Heads Up Madness Open Outlaw race at NHRA Sunshine Dragstrip Clearwater Florida (February 19th 2011)

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    b14inb12

    Dec 31st, 2011

    Well done Sheldon due recognition is now starting to come in.

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    cinco

    Dec 31st, 2011

    congrats! ah guess meh vote count lol

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    roadracer7

    Jan 1st, 2012

    Congratulations Sheldon. You’ve come a long way. From Waller Field to the World. I wish you all the Best in your future endeavors.

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    hotrodney50

    Jan 1st, 2012

    watch Sheldon Bissessar receiving the Sports awards on TV6

    http://www.tv6tnt.tv/TV6_Brightcove/ARCHIVE_FINAL.html

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    krb4788

    Jan 2nd, 2012

    It’s about time. This is the most consistent sportsman we have in Trinbago and he is finally receiving the recognition he deserves. He should be sportsman of the year every year. This man gets nothing AT ALL by the ministry of sport yet still he flies his Trini flag with pride. That is loyalty beyond compare Well done Sheldon. You the the ONLY true sportsman we have here!

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    THE_FUGITIVES

    Jan 3rd, 2012

    hotrodney50 wrote:
    watch Sheldon Bissessar receiving the Sports awards on TV6

    http://www.tv6tnt.tv/TV6_Brightcove/ARCHIVE_FINAL.html

    I cant find it ,am , which day and at what minute ?

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    soldia

    Jan 3rd, 2012

    Its about time Sheldon gets some recognition. My vote is in for Sports Personality of the year award.

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