While most of you were tucked away under your blankets on Sunday, the Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association hosted its third even of the 2013 season. Despite overcast skies and a wet track, this race meet was the most successful for the year. Karters came out in their numbers and we saw the return of several racers who have been absent from the sport for some time.Full Story
The 2013 Championship series continued on Sunday 10th March as the Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association hosted their second event of the year. Qualifying for pole positions started things off and with times fractions of seconds apart, each class promised an action packed day.Full Story
Karting action kicked off on Sunday 17th February to signal the start of the 2013 Karting Season. In the most exciting set of heats for the day, the Rotax International class started off with newcomers Aaron Ramsey (#43) in his first ever Karting race. Moving up from 100 CC class to a more competitive arena we have the likes of newcomers Che Carrington (#175) and Shane Pinheiro (#29). Marc Gill (#8) also joined the Rotax International class for the 2013 season. Dominating the first race of the season we had Che Carrington blasting off and improving his time with every lap of the 10 lap heat. There was no stopping Che as he continued to show dominance in the race.Full Story
The final event was held at the Brian Lara Stadium Taruba and the course laid out was a fast flowing sequences of fast left handed corners into even faster right handed corners. Bridgette Singh put in a masterful drive to clinch the 2012 TTKA Rotax International Championship. It was a tough battle for the entire season and she had to fight off her male counter parts, the closest competitor being Kristian Boodoosingh.Full Story
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Tags:2012, 50 years of independence, Motorsport, Trinidad and TobagoCategories: Circuit Racing, Drag Racing, Event Coverage, Karting, Rally, Special Events
Marking Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of our Independence, the Golden Jubilee Edition of “Trinidad & Tobago – Terrific and Tranquil” publication includes features of T&T as diverse as our many cultures. The one feature that stood out for us here at TriniTuner.com is of course Motorsport. This two page feature included photos of recent rally, karting and drag racing events as well as circuit racing in its heyday at Wallerfield in the 80’s. The major accomplishment for local motorsport in this publication however, is the recognition of Sheldon Bissessar in the list of “50 Exemplars and Icons of T&T”, a list populated by great icons such as Pat Bishop, Rudranath Capildeo and Brian Lara.Full Story
The 6th round of the TTKA championship resumed at its usual arena the ARC carpark . The weather again was up to its mischief , firstly with hot sun then a thunderous downpour and finallly to a cool overcast condition with a rapidly drying track. Qualifying was done with the sun out but the track still wet. Pole positions went to Jonmysay Sant ( MiniMax), Frankie Boodram ( Cadet), Shiva Supersad (Rotax Junior) , Haymant Singh (100cc), Reza Ali (Rotax International), Ryan Peyrau( Rotax Masters). All the competitors gave a great effort in qualifying , but special mention should be given to Haymant Singh who put down a masterful drive in a very slippery and tricky track.Full Story
TTKA Race #5 was held at its usual location the ARC car park, but this was as far as familiarities went. From early in the morning racers, pit crews and event organizers alike had to face torrential rain, there were even concerns if the event would even take place. Luckily the rain eased up with some intermittent light showers occurring during the evening.Full Story
Race meet # 4 @ the ARC Car park got off without a hitch.. On this event the racers drove in an anti clockwise direction. This proved a challenge for some while others shined. All Competitors were expecting rain clouds to rear its ugly face but somehow it only arrived after the day’s event. Instead the sun came out with a vengeance and the humidity was high, making for a hot dry day.Full Story
Cadet Class saw the young Frankie Boodram take full points on the day, winning all three heats , followed by Mathew Phillips and 3rd Rossi Lochan.
In the Minimax class, it was Enrique De Leon taking the spoils of the day all his heats followed by Jonmycal Sant in 2nd. The new Rotax Junior class was nothing short of exciting. The consistent and hard working Amir Mohammed came 1st overal and it should be noted his laptimes dropping throughout all 3 heats, Nicholas Madden took 2nd , keenly followed by Tye Carrington.
Race two was a great success, coming just a week after the family day we had a fantastic turnout. There were 27 competitors spread out between seven classes. We had some close races with some paint swapping, but when all the dust settled and the smell of high octane race fuel wore off, rivals on the track were once again friends off the track.Full Story