TTASA National Race of Champions 5

TTASA National Race of Champions 5

The Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Sport Association (TTASA) hosted the fifth round of the 2019 Race of Champions at the Wallerfield International Raceway, on the weekend of the 05th and 06th October, 2019.

As previously done, the event’s scrutineering and qualifying was done on Saturday, however this time a round of racing was included in Saturday’s activities, in order to facilitate an hour long Endurance race on Sunday.

Starting off the day right from 11, on Sunday, was the first round of the SR3 Radicals, where Isa Deen, Zachary Boodram and Ryan Peyrau, battled for position. Peyrau’s race ultimately ending one lap earlier than he’d like due to mechanical failure. Deen and Boodram finishing 1-2, respectively.

In Group 1 it was Saleem Deen to continue his 2019 domination, as he got an opportunity to prove himself among the big boys of Group 2 in the combined Group 1/2 races, ending the day as the Group 1 Champion.

Group 2 saw the return of Marc Gill in pole position for all three races, keeping the current point champion Isa Deen at bay. The reverse grid of Race 2 saw Deen in front of Marc, but it a small error with one tern left to go, gave Gill the much needed space to pass.

Group 3 and 4 combined, saw the return of Kristian Boodoosingh, Jerome Gafoor and Frankie Boodram. However Saturday’s races saw the likes of Cristian Bourne and Keeva Seegobin. Sunday saw all 5 drivers on the grid as the battle between Boodoosingh and Bourne, proved to be most entertaining for the day as they battled it out, ultimately ending both of their days early with mechanical failures. Seegobin went on to cop the top  honours of the day.

On two wheels, a small turn out of just four  riders, saw Kiel Abraham on pole position, followed by Nicholas Gonzales and Rossi Joseph.

The Time Attack Sessions, saw Franklyn Boodram attempt to beat the Wallerfield International Raceway lap record of 37.794s, unfortunately he only managed a 37.9s pass, in the Renault RS01.

The anticipated Endurance Race of the year, saw 8 teams battle it out for a 60min session. Team Boodram took an early lead by running  consecutive 40 second lap times, and by minute 2, were leading the race by over 6 laps. Keeva Seegobin in 2nd, followed by Ravi and Brandon Singh.

The Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Sport Association thanks all drivers, riders, event staff, sponsors and spectators for making Round 2 a success. Special thanks to our sponsors Safetec Limited, Garage Fresh, IRP Fire and Safety,, Lubetech Sales and Services (Motul, VP Racing Fuels, Meguiars), Trinidad and Tobago Security Services and also the Ministry of Sport of Trinidad and Tobago.

Special thanks to the Ford Club of Trinidad and Tobago as our marshal team for the 2019 race season.


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