Grass track fans and supporters were entertained to the fullest on Saturday last when the Bartica Business Development Committee (BBDC) in association with Sean Jacobs brought off another of their multiple sporting events to mark their Summer Splash Regatta.
Contested at the Mongrippa Hill Facility, it was an entertaining day of action as the competitors, some of whom were in daredevil mode braved the slippery conditions brought on by the rain to entertain their supporters and fans.
The day’s action was well received as was the performances of the youngest competitor of the day, 9-year-old Lishon Lewis.
When the action was done and dusted, emerging as the Professional overall winner was seasoned campaigner in the Grass Track arena, Steven Nobrega who amassed 30 points because of winning all the Pro races.
Conroy Cox took the runner-up position six points adrift with the third place going to Bobby Rasul with 18 points. The top three competitors in each category were all well rewarded in the various events.
David De Nobrega took the top spot among his Novices peers with a total of 28 points; Shaquan Sawh was second overall with 20 points followed by Leandro Adams on 16 points.
But it was the 85CC events which captured the hearts and applause of the fans on the day. This category attracted 14 and 15-year-old competitors with the youngest being 9-year-old Lishon Lewis who took the runner-up place in one of the events; he led for two of the four laps before eventual winner Demetri Prowell took charge and won the event.
Prowell went on to take the overall winner trophy as close to one million in cash and other prizes were handed out.
Sponsors of the event were Ansa McAl, Timmerman’s Mining, Shiek’s Mining, Sir’s Service Station, Le-Mya Welcome, Rats Mining, Xclusive Minerals, Ambrose Construction & Cleaning Service, Mark and Elda’s Sports Bar, Futu’s Sports Bar, Pro Dental, Evvy’s Cakes and Treats, Wei Fung Restaurant, Tyree Outboard & Spares, W K Enterprise, Jamella’s Inn, Mark Scarder, Pandit & Sons Auto Spares, HML Logistics and Scarder’s Meat Centre.
Following are the full results of the day
Place Category Name Points
1st Professional Steven Nobrega 30
2nd Conroy Cox 24
3rd Bobby Rasul 18
1st Novice David De Nobrega 28
2nd Shaquan Sawh 20
3rd Leandro Adams 16
1st Quad Casey DeAgrella 10
1st XR Earl David 20
2nd Morris Glenn 14
3rd Lashawn Timmerman 14
1st Bush Bike Antonio Jardine 20
2nd Meshach Kendall 14
3rd Dale Bissoon 8
1st 85CC Demetri Prowell 18
2nd Daniel Narine 14
3rd Luquan Jackson 10
1st BMX Tyrell Noel
Photo name: Demetri
Caption: Demetri Prowell (right) in the company of 9-year-old Lishon Lewis (2nd right) and the other competitors.
Photo name: Steven
Caption: Steven Nobrega, Professional category overall winner.