Solodex 1, 2012 - Event Report
CARS kicked off its first competition event for 2012 on March 4 at the
Arima Race Club parking lot, with the kind assistance of sponsors TriniTuner.com and Abraham Distributors Ltd. New rules were voted in during the drivers briefing, which will certainly increase competition and excitement in the upcoming 2012 competition season.
The Head of Solodex, Vishnu Charran, opted for the familiar karting
course which was used at the SoloDex driving school one week before in
an attempt to ease the rookies into the heat of competition and to
heighten the competitiveness of the veteran drivers. This gave the
rookies an excellent opportunity to see how their times would be under
competition conditions and further hone their newly acquired skills,
especially under mixed track condition as the rains came
intermittently during the event. This also gave the more experienced
drivers little room for error on a course that should be second nature
Ryan Peyrau from Lifestyle Motors entered the event with the spanking
new 2012 model Suzuki Swift Sport, which boasts a bold new interior
and exterior design, more horsepower and even a spare tire! Ryan
pushed the limits of this car and proved that this new model (yet
another Suzuki) is one to watch out for on track and the roads.
This year, we’ve seen some of the seasoned competitors take voluntary
bumps into higher classes, which has heightened the already stiff
competition. Kevon Ramjohn in his Mitsubishi Evolution 8 took the
fastest time of the day and first place in EP-R with 46.242 seconds.
The second fastest time of the day and first in EP was Amir Hosein in
his Evolution 6 with 48.448 seconds. Also at the top of their
respective classes were Chris Ramnath in SS with a Suzuki Ignis Sport,
Ryan Peyrau in ESP with the 2012 Swift Sport, Adrian Persad in ES with
his Honda Civic and rookie Moses Moonsie in HS with a Honda civic.
Solodex 1 also had a healthy number of female competitors, which made
it even more exciting (and embarrassing) for some.
The club’s next event is a Driving School and practice day which will
be held on April 8. It is rumored that the course at this driving
school will be very interesting and may be kept for the SoloDex 2
competition event. So don't miss it.