Two local race cars left the island last week strapped in a twenty foot cargo container to take part in the biggest Drag Racing Event in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The Base at Vieux Fort, St Lucia will be the venue tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday as Absolute Promotions stage their 4th Annual “Drag Wars Retribution” Drag Racing Event.
The event will attract racers from Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Maarten, St. Kitts & Nevis, The Cayman Islands, Tortola and host country, St Lucia.
Representing Grenada for the fourth time are local veteran drag racers, Alan McIntyre and Joshua Lewis.
Grenada’s fastest car, the “Sledge Hammer” Ford Mustang, is expected to be a serious contender in the 9 secs bracket.
Competing with a damaged engine last year, driver Alan McIntyre, still managed an impressive 9.79 secs in the quarter mile and seized third place in the 9 secs bracket.
After rebuilding his eight cylinder engine with upgraded ported heads and tweaking the car’s suspension for St Lucia’s sticky track, McIntyre feels confident in taking down his opponents and to be victorious in the 9 secs bracket.
“I’m going to give it my best and enjoy it at the same time”, says McIntyre while strapping his Ford Mustang in the container.
Auto tuner and drag racer, Joshua ‘JL Tuning’ Lewis will also represent Grenada at St Lucia’s Drag Wars.
Lewis did the island proud last year when he secured second position in the 11-secs bracket with a blistering best time of 11.22 secs in his infamous Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III.
This year, he will pilot his other race car, the newly branded TOTAL Lubricants’ Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV.
The fully modified Micro Tech powered Evolution did an amazing 11.3 secs several weeks ago at the Grenada Motor Club’s Stag Drag Fest held at Pearls Airstrip.
Without a doubt, Lewis’ Evolution will be the main contender in the 11 secs bracket and he’s hoping to achieve a personal best time of 10.8 secs with his new setup.
“I’d like to thank my sponsors, family and fans for their continued support over the years and I’m excited to represent my country once more”, says Lewis over a telephone conversation in Trinidad & Tobago.
Lewis is presently assisting and tuning a few Trinidadian race cars that are making the St. Lucia trip.
McIntyre and Lewis will be accompanied by their crew members forming a Team of sixteen persons and would depart for St Lucia on the morning of April 25.
Team Grenada is getting sponsorship from TOTAL Lubricants, Grenada Distillers Ltd, True Blue Bay Resorts & Villas, Knights Autoworld and Bananas Night Club to take part in the St. Lucia event.