Sheldon Bissessar, also known as the Trinidad Rocket, was recently nominated by the Trinidad & Tobago Automobile Sports Association for the Award of the Americas for outstanding achievement in Motorsport for 2011. Mohammed Ali, President of the TTASA and Premanand Badaloo of the TDC (Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company) and others made the journey with Sheldon to the Hotel RIU in Panama City where the official Prizegiving Ceremony was held in honour of sportspersons from affiliated Latin American and Caribbean countries. The FIA’s top regional officials congratulated Bissessar on his international success in the field of Drag Racing and by the end of the night it was very apparent that in this particular discipline there were no other competitors who had done so exceedingly well.
Bissessar’s most recent award has completed a hat trick of recognition for 2012 that started with the tv6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award 2011. Sheldon was then nominated for the FCB Sportsman of the Year Award for the third time. In 2008, 2009 and 2011 he managed to make the Top 10 list for this particular accolade, a rare achievement for any local sportsman. The Party Time Racing Team would like to thank Sheldon’s sponsors and affiliates– Methanex, The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Total Lubricants, Mojo’s Restaurant & Lounge, RJB Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, PSTL, Zorce Racing Magazine, Trinituner.com, I Love My Ride TV, Arrive Alive and all the fans for their support throughout the last year.