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Daby cites Guyana Defence as International Drag race looms large

One of the largest motorsport events on the calendar, the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) International Drag race meet, is shaping up to be a fire-cracker of an event.

The Timehri strip, which has undergone many transformations throughout recent years, will see a bevy of competitors from Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago burning rubber with the Guyanese for the title of “King of the Strip.”

However, during a recent interview, local competitor Peter Daby warned the foreigners, hinting they would leave the ‘Land of Many Waters’ without any silverware.

Daby, who has been a keen rival of Team Mohamed’s, revealed that he and the team are more focused on dominating the visiting delegation that will feature two rail cars and a record-breaking RX-7 from the Twin-Island Republic of T&T while Raymond John & Michael Namchand are among the Surinamese speedsters.

Three cars are coming out of Daby’s camp, and they are his nine-second third generation Rx-7, his more popular 2Jz Rx-7, and the recently acquired Mustang, both of which will be in the unlimited class. Daby himself will drive the 2Jz while a Cayman Islands driver will pilot the Mustang.

S&D Performance and Time Machine Racing out of Miami, Florida, are the mechanics for Daby’s team, while special thanks were sent to their sponsors: Unicom, MMD Hollow Block, JS Guyana, SMS Multi-Lift, and Sharlon Mark Sammy.

“SMS and JS Guyana have done a lot of clearing work on the track so spectators can have better views of both the circuit and drag-race events going forward,” Daby added.

Meanwhile, competitors are advised that this weekend’s event registration closes on Wednesday.

Tickets for fans cost $2000 for adults, $1000 for kids, and are on sale at the clubs’ Thomas Lands office.

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