Sheldon Bissessar

Sheldon Bissessar

Sheldon Bissessar wins TV6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award 2011

Sheldon Bissessar wins TV6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality Award 2011

The 2011 CCN TV6 Viewers Choice Sporting Personality for 2011 is Drag Racing World Record Holder Sheldon Bissessar with a whopping 1499 votes! That is 62% of the total, more votes than the other 4 nominees combined. Congratulations to Sheldon Bissessar and the Party Time Racing Team and thanks to all the fans that submitted their votes!

Sheldon Bissessar featured in Caribbean Beat Magazine

Sheldon Bissessar featured in Caribbean Beat Magazine

Drag Racing World Record holder “The Trinidad Rocket” Sheldon Bissessar has been featured in the November/December 2011 issue of the Caribbean Beat Magazine. Most of us are familiar with the popular magazine that is freely available on Caribbean Airline’s flights. this means these magazines are printed in high volume and fly all around the world!

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.

Sheldon Bissessar heads to Ohio’s Night Under Fire

Sheldon Bissessar heads to Ohio’s Night Under Fire

T&T’s Sheldon Bissessar and his team have been invited to participate in drag racing’s largest festival of Fire and Power- The 34th Annual Night Under Fire held at (NHRA) Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk Ohio on Saturday August 13th2011. This race is the largest attended single-day drag racing event in the world. Sheldon will be competing during the show time of the event alongside drag racing legends John Force, Frank Hawley, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Jim Head, Robert Hight and Jeff Arend.

Sheldon Bissessar wins big at Indy!

Sheldon Bissessar wins big at Indy!

After a strong semi-final finish at the Pro Top Outlaw Dragster Race at the Dorchester Dragway South Carolina on July 3rd, Sheldon and his entire Methanex/Total Lubricants sponsored race team headed to the NHRA Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis Indiana for the July 8th NAPA Friday Nite Rage presented by VP Fuels. This raceway is home to the largest and most prestigious drag race in the world- The NHRA US Nationals.

Sheldon Bissessar, T&T’s Motorsport Hero heads to INDY

Sheldon Bissessar, T&T’s Motorsport Hero heads to INDY

After setting the Top Dragster World Record at Palm Beach International Raceway Florida January 2011 , Sheldon also qualified no. 1 and won the Open Outlaw race at the NHRA Sunshine Dragstrip Florida February 2011. In the process, he reset the track record.
Sheldon is now rebuilding the entire car with some new advanced technology including the engine, chassis, supercharger,fuel system and electronics. The dragster is powered by a 526 ci supercharged hemi V8 running on 100% Methanol. Some advantages of using Methanol as fuel is the fact that it produces massive amounts of horsepower and it is a clean burning fuel.

Sheldon Bissessar breaks record at Palm Beach

Sheldon Bissessar breaks record at Palm Beach

The first IHRA Nitro Jam event for 2011 kicked off at Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida where Methanex-sponsored Trinidad Rocket Sheldon Bissessar entered the Top Dragster competition. The first pass of the day yielded a 5.87-second time putting Sheldon Bissessar in the number one qualifying position.

Freezing temperatures stops the Trinidad Rocket in Ohio

Freezing temperatures stops the Trinidad Rocket in Ohio

Weather conditions were extremely harsh with ambient temperatures at roughly 30-40˚F which is great for building power for the engine but not so good for traction. This was evident in the few practice runs where trying to get the car to hook was seemingly impossible with the Rocket’s supercharged, methanol-powered engine.

For 2010, Sheldon has won all five International events entered so far in the United States and has set the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Top Dragster World Record in a ¼ mile time of 5.78 seconds at 242MPH.

Sheldon Bissessar and PTRT would like to thank their sponsors Methanex, Total Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels and PSTL for their support.