When Barbados’ top driver and reigning Caribbean champion driver Roger Mayers arrives in Guyana, he will have to contend with some of the best drivers in the region.
He will also find that his regional racing colleagues are gunning for his regional lap record.
This Sunday Mayers, along with Doug and Mark Maloney, will be blazing the South Dakota Circuit in an effort to set significant daylight between themselves and the likes of Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jr and Guyana’s ace driver Mark Vierira.
Summerbell Jr., who has won the Caribbean champion driver title on several occasions, is leading the points tally with 50 points, after six appearances in two legs. Compatriots Peter Rae and Andre Anderson will also be along to try to take bragging rights back to the land of wood and water.
In addition to Vieira, locals Kevin Jeffrey and Irfan Mohammed will be hoping to turn in top performances for their Guyanese home supporters. Vieira in particular will be out to wrest Mayers’ lap record from him. Mayers has a blistering lap record of 33.56 and Vieira believes he can better it.
Over the weekend during practice runs Vieira said he bettered the time but unofficial practice times and competition are two different commodities.
Barbados are the defending country champions and after two legs are second to Jamaica, 64 to 113. The Cayman Islands are third on 26 and hosts Guyana 21.
Also, representing the hosts will be former record-setter Andrew King, Paul Vieira and Vishok Persaud.
Sunday’s excitement will also include motorbike and go-kart racing.