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International Drag Racing Event St. Lucia – Preview

International Drag Racing Event St. Lucia – Preview

St. Lucia’s Annual Drag Racing Event “Drag Wars: Retribution” comes off this weekend and will be staged at the dis-used portion of the Hewanorra airstrip, locally referred to as The Base. For those who have been to Drag Racing Events throughout the Caribbean, we confirm that this is currently the best existing quarter mile drag strip, and this without any special development.

T&T’s Rishi Kanick to compete in NHRA

T&T’s Rishi Kanick to compete in NHRA

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.

Drag & Wind #4 2012

Drag & Wind #4 2012

As the AutoSport-promoted Drag and Wind(ing) Events continue to attract the best combination of Competitors, Spectators and Sponsors, the organizers are starting to see a very interesting trend in performance. Not daunted to stage Events at the compact Arima Race Course Car Park, which incidentally is also home to Karting and Solodex Events, it can be clearly seen that innovative thinking can always surpass any hurdle encountered.

Huge T&T contingent competing at Drag Wars in St. Lucia this weekend

Huge T&T contingent competing at Drag Wars in St. Lucia this weekend

Landmark Events Limited has joined forces with Absolute Promotions and T&T’s AutoSport Promotions Limited, to stage what is turning out to be the biggest International Drag Racing Event in the English-speaking Caribbean. And with over 75 foreign competitors already signed up to do battle, only time will tell who are the best to claim bragging rights over the quarter mile. With two previous events staged in 2009 and 2010, under the Absolute Promotions banner, the Drag Strip being used has already been acclaimed as one of the best locations for Drag Racing, and possibly the top quarter-mile strip that is not a dedicated racing location in the West Indies.

TTASA Drag Racing at Camden (Saturday Time Trials)

TTASA Drag Racing at Camden (Saturday Time Trials)

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Sheldon impresses over 50,000 fans at the Night Under Fire USA

Sheldon impresses over 50,000 fans at the Night Under Fire USA

The stands were packed at the Summit Raceway in Norwalk and with the pits filled at the same time the attendance was estimated at over 50,000– more than the average amount for NHRA National Events. This came as no surprise as the Night Under Fire has been recognized as the largest single-day Drag Racing event on the planet! It is an exhibition drag racing show open only to invited racers. Our very own local Sheldon Bissessar was specially invited to make some passes with three of the fastest Top Dragsters on the planet today including previous IHRA World Record holder Troy Stone.

T&T’s Oswald Stoute wins at Nevis International Drag Racing

T&T’s Oswald Stoute wins at Nevis International Drag Racing

Trinidadian drag racing driver Oswald Stoute, piloting his rotary powered, second generation Mazda RX7, won first place in the ten seconds bracket at the Culturama International Drag Racing event at the St. James Raceway, Nevis, W.I.

AutoSport Drag + Time Attack

AutoSport Drag + Time Attack

Finally after nearly 5 years AutoSport was able to stage an event in T&T. This brought many from varying disciplines to participate in one Event – certainly what was hoped to have achieved at the Arima Grand Prix, (and that matter is far from over) and finally getting some relief for many of those who entered that Event and now able to relieve a tiny bit of pent-up racing energy.