T&T’s Rishi Kanick to compete in NHRA

T&T’s Rishi Kanick to compete in NHRA

Article by Rodney Granado

Local drag racer, Rishi Kanick will drive a top alcohol dragster at the National Hot Rod Association`s (NHRA) events in Virginia and North Carolina during the month of April 2013.

Kanick is no stranger to speed with a trail of fast times within the Caribbean.  Since his motorsport debut in 2005, he has acquired a lot of experience behind the racing wheel and several trophies in his collection.  With his experienced Brazilian motorsport friend, Sidney Frigo, motivating him to secure his “A” fuel dragster license in 2012, Kanick is now set to go one step further and break many records along the NHRA circuit as a Caribbean national.  However, he may eventually be the first Caribbean native to race at NHRA`s elite Top Fuel bracket if he gets his lifelong wish.

Presently, his top alcohol dragster is nitro-methane powered and produces speeds in excess of 250 miles per hour.  Kanick will officially break the ice at the NHRA event in Richmond, Virginia from April 11-14 and then head to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Four Wide Nationals from April 19-21 for more action.  Kanick will join world class company such as legendary US racers Bill Reichert and Jim Whiteley. He will continue the full tour on the schedule below but for more NHRA info click the link:


April 11-14: NHRA regional race. Richmond, Virginia
April 19-21: NHRA national race, Charlotte, North Carolina
June 28-30: NHRA national race, Chicago, Illinois
August 2-4: NHRA National, Seattle
August 28 – September 2: NHRA national race, Indianapolis, Indiana
September 13-15: NHRA national race, Charlotte, North Carolina

T&T Rishi Kanick (centre) with Frigo`s Brazilian race team

Rishi in Sidney`s TAD (Top Alcohol Dragster)

Rishi running TAD

Rishi in cockpit

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