Toyota Vitz RSOccupation:
I currently drive a Toyota Vitz RS with a 1.5 Litre Manual Transmission that has 85 whp. My previous car was a Toyota Starlet GT which had 200 whp, both of which truly personify the person I am.
I graduated from Trinity College in 2001 then moved on to pursue a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of the West Indies. I have been teaching Physics for the last 9 years and will continue this for many years to come.
I have been involved in auto mechanics, electrical, and performance oriented modifications for 15+ years. As a child I would take apart perfectly working toys just to investigate and learn how they worked. It was not until December 2013 when I attended my first CARS Autocross event where my passion for the sport grew exponentially.
In 2014 with the excitement and adrenaline still flowing through my veins from that one rainy event in 2013 where I obtained a DNF (Did Not Finish the course) in 5 out of 6 runs, I was committed to competing in almost all AutoSport’s Drag and Wind and CARS’ Autocross events.
2014 was a learning experience for me as the greatest challenge I faced during that year of competition was learning to control the excitement and focus more on the manner in which the car was responding and most importantly improving my driving skills. This involved learning good break points which then helped with being able to maintain the driving lines I mapped out in my head and making adjustments where and when necessary.
During the 2014 competition year I was able to achieve some 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards at both Drag and Wind and Autocross events. However, my biggest achievements for 2014 were somewhat bitter sweet. I was able to acquire overall 2nd place in the 60 second bracket at AutoSport Drag and Wind but It got sweeter at CARS Autocross where I was acknowledged as the ESP Class winner. This entitled me to the end of year Championship Shoot-Out (winners from all the classes compete in the same vehicle to be the overall champion for the year). On this day I was able to win the Championship Shoot-Out to become Rookie of the Year, Driver of the Year and Champion of the Year. That’s the sweet part, however, the bitter part came due to a membership issue that at that point in the year was too late to rectify thus the above CARS awards were revoked. At this point CARS and its members voted and I am very honoured to be the CARS Autocross 2014 Sportsman of the Year. All of this I would not have been able to achieve without the support from my loving wife Kristal Ramoutar-Razac, my family, my friends especially Terrance Herrera @ BoostJunkies and all the old and new friends who supported in their own way.
My plan for 2015 will be the same as it was in 2014; take each day as a learning experience and most of all have fun while being safe.