Let’s Keep It Safe As Motor Sports Heat Up October In SVG!
As the anniversary of our nation’s 37 year of independence approaches, Vincentians are more and more putting themselves in the patriotic spirit, and involving themselves in everything Vincentian.
One event that is quickly becoming a national pastime during our month of celebrations is the increasing motor sports activities that take place around this time, involving local, regional and international motor sports activists, and enthusiasts.
Riders and drivers from all over have been converging on the mainland over the years, to get involved in motor events of varying degrees; whether it’s on two or four wheels.
Just last week, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Automobile Association hosted the King of the Dirt competition; the first of its kind here, which saw Brendon Williams being crowned at the inaugural event with the fastest time of the day.
Williams shared the spotlight with other local drivers, who put on quite a show at the Diamond Race track, despite intermittent rainfall and the usual breakdowns of vehicles, which all added to the excitement of the day.
The newly crowned king will travel to Miami, Florida next year where he will participate in the ROCO 4X4 dirt event in the United States.
Although not a competitor, ROCO 4X4 representative Rebeca Olavarrieta wowed the crowd as she performed tricks and handled the course just as well as any other driver, in the OT Tyre and Auto Diagnostic Clinic provided Range Rover and Wrangler vehicles, which she used to showcase her skills much to the delight of the highly entertained audience.
Motor sports fans will get more action during the independence weekend, when drivers and bikers from all corners of the region are expected to gather here, as they join locals in what has become a yearly tradition.
This year, the Vincy Motorsports Club holds its first Independence fiesta, an event that is expected to merge motor sports, culture, and heritage, into what is expected to be a hit, and an annual event.
The Independence Fiesta, which is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture, will kick off on independence Day, October 27, with participants patriotically attending the independence day parade at the Victoria Park in Kingstown, followed by an island bike ride to Sandy Bay, then a motor, Music & Merchandising Drag Event at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex featuring motorsport 1/8 drag, kart klash and motorbike display, local craft and food fair, and an Inde-Fest Music Concert.
Other events during the weekend will include an off-road 4×4 adventure, Kingstown street festival, SVG motorbike and family fair, a five-a- side Pan Clash, 3 on 3 basketball and rugby competition, Diamond rally and motocross race, and an awards ceremony.
There will also be a pre-independence event of Sunday October 23, which includes an Inde-drag and wind Go-kart street challenge and dexterity at Richmond Hill road, in Kingstown.
Motor sports lovers are surely in for a treat.
Express Vinci® wishes everyone a Happy and Safe 37th Independence Anniversary!
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