SuperStreet Intermediate Racing Series Race Weekend #4

SuperStreet Intermediate Racing Series Race Weekend #4

SuperStreet Intermediate Racing Series (SSIRS) hosted their fourth Race Weekend event on September 17-18. The series bridges the gap for the best of the beginners who are ready to graduate from Clubman-level sports such as Autocross and Drag & Winding and work their way up to professional-level local circuit racing. It also provides a safe venue for owners of exotic, tuned and sports cars to safely learn the limits of their machines, especially in the corners.

New drivers were invited to theory and practical on-track training sessions on Saturday morning. A few hours of practice in the afternoon allowed the more seasoned competitors to familiarize themselves with the circuit racing configuration of the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway and to shakedown their car in preparation for Sunday’s racing action. The bikers also used the opportunity for their afternoon practice.

During Saturday’s training sessions, a fire safety session was also conducted by Anthony Smart a safety officer of 10 years from Petrotrin, with a prior 15 years experience as a fire officer. During this session participants learned how to use fire extinguishers and the about hazards of vehicle-related fires and fundamentals of fires themselves along with the classifications of fire extinguishers.

SuperStreet Intermediate Racing Series Event #4 is sponsored by:
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The track itself has been heavily upgraded by TTASA after the incident at the recent CMRC event where four persons were hospitalized. The landscape has been altered to prevent any possible ramps and long rows of strapped tyres have been added, along with sand traps. SSIRS has also acquired the newest MyLaps Timing System with 50 transponders for electronic timing and instant results after each race, with the kind assistance of event sponsors Tuner Imports and Adon Construction.

On Sunday action resumed on time at 11am, with 18 items carded for the day. In addition to the Time Attack runs for the four major classes of cars, 9 motorcycles also took their turn around the legendary circuit. Fans were also treated to exciting circuit racing battles and two drifting displays and driver introductions during the afternoon. A few SSIRS track records were also shattered with Kirk Ho Hing piloting the motorcycle-engined 70s-era Terrapin racecar to a new top time of 43.8 seconds and veteran racer Ryan Peyrau copping the fastest standard car lap time of the day with a time of 44.4 seconds.

A leaderboard has also been established for showroom cars for the benefit of consumers, with Massy Motors being the first to step up to the plate earlier this year. Two vehicles were tested by reference driver for the series, Kristian ‘BoodooStig’ Boodoosingh– the new Hyundai Veloster 1.6 Turbo with the dual clutch transmission, which achieved a time of 50.9 seconds, while the new Jetta 1.4 TSI, also equipped with a DCT, clocked in at 51.4 seconds. We look forward to more new car track tests at upcoming events.

Special thanks also goes out to Total Lubricants, Meguiar’s, VP Racing Fuels, Blue Mountain Waters, Shell Motor Oils, Liqui Moly, MyLaps Sports Timing, Creative Draperies, AutoNation, Quad Motion, Zorce Racing Magazine, Trinituner.com and Devi Nath Photography for their continued support of this Championship series and Mr. Anthony Smart for the time he has taken to share his knowledge in fire safety, also last but not least a very special thanks to the drifters of Drift Corp for their displays.

Some awesome behind the scenes stuff by Andrew Darwent.

 



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