Kasey returns to CARS

Kasey returns to CARS

It’s been too long since I last attended a CARS (Creative Auto Racing Sports) event, well three years to be exact – which to be honest is downright disgusting on my part given that SoloDex is the event that got me started in motorsport photography. When I heard they were putting on an event at the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway (gasps for breath) it was only natural that it piqued my interest and I made the necessary arrangements to attend.

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For those of you that don’t know CARS has been around since 2000 as a non-profit club that promotes motorsport events such as SoloDex, navigation rallies, treasure hunts and riddle rallies. As the years went by the focus was shifted solely to SoloDex- or as it’s called today, Autocross.

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Now given the opportunity to rent the Raceway this track/time attack session allowed their competitors a smooth transition from car park racing to track racing. Sticking to their roots CARS accounted for all skill levels by leveling the playing field with the usual gates and chicanes- which also helped to reduce the speed of the faster cars through the track and ultimately raising the factor of safety at their event.

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Competitors were classed based on their weight to power ratios- the same as the existing classes for their Autocross series- OPEN, EP, SS and ESP. With a wet start cars of EP crawled around the track but it wasn’t long before everyone’s times started improving. Moses Moonsie, Neil Gopeesingh and Akash Maharaj got the better of the track and began putting down some blistering times- eventually Akash Maharaj left them behind with a time of 52.704s.

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Later on in the day OPEN, SS and ESP saw some amazing action from Joel Jagessar in his Mitsubishi Evo 3 as laid down the fastest time for the day- 48.225s.

Stay tuned for the full event coverage.

BONUS IMAGES

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