The Spice Isle will officially open its motor racing season with the first International Drags scheduled for the weekend of May 19- 21 at the Pearls International Speedway, St. Andrew.
According to President of the Grenada Motor Club, Angus DaBreo, “the GMC has scheduled four test and tune sessions to take place during 2017, as well as two International Events to be held in May and November.
He said that among “the exciting activities for 2017 is our official invitation to motor racing clubs throughout the region, to join us here for our racing events, and to book our dates into their plans nice and early”.
He reported positive responses from racers in St Croix and St Maarten, alongside established supporters from Trinidad & Tobago, Anguilla and St Vincent.
Other new elements to the May event are the addition of a soca concert to be held on May 20.
GMC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ian DaBreo said that the sport is continuing to grow in Grenada.
“We are working hard at developing International Drags into a major annual event for Grenada’s Sports Tourism sector. We have seen significant growth in racing visitors and their entourages, in tandem with an ever-growing interest in our beautiful island, with the events generating over a quarter of a million dollars spent in the country”, he added.
Barbados Sporting News reporter, Trevor Thorpe, was pleased to include a radio broadcast interview with Ian DaBreo in the Barbados news and promised to be in attendance at the May event, giving a helping hand in spreading news of Grenada’s events into the region.
The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Grenada Tourism Authority, Patricia Maher is also giving support to the sport of drag racing on the island.
She said “the GTA is particularly pleased to note the fitting synergy between the aims of the GMC’s annual racing events with our recently launched ‘Free to Wonder’ campaign, which seeks to highlight Grenada’s special brand of natural beauty, hospitality and friendly people, as well as the safety of our islands for our visitors and residents.”
GMC encourages the Grenadian public to come out in their usual numbers acknowledging that their support has been invaluable to the survival and growth of motor-racing in the Tri-island state.