-Matthew Vieira is new Super stock champion
By Akeem Greene
Days before the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) at the South Dakota Circuit, suspense grew as to who would be crowned the new CMRC Super stock champion but that question was answered by Matthew Vieira on Sunday.
Though no official results have been released by the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC); Vieira, who held a slim 22-point lead over Cousin Stephen, despite not winning any of his races on the day, managed to finish in the top pack which allowed him to secure his title.
However, the trill for the thousands in attendance was seeing Team Mohammed’s Enterprise two riders Bryce Prince and Matt Truelove, who were simply unstoppable winning all three of their races in the Super stock and Super bike (outlaw) category.
Prince, riding a Yamaha R6, was clearly a gear above his opponents on race day as from the get go he opened a substantial lead on all his competitors and the only racer who came close in his rear view was former Champion Elliot Vieira.
The Moto America Champion arouse the fans in attendance with is guile and precision on the corners and ability to push the 600cc bike down the straight away.
His team member, Truelove, was also on the winning side as he won his three races in the outlaw category in fine style to ride around the track with the chequered flag.
Meanwhile, in the group four category, local boy and former champion Kristian Jeffrey made a grand return to his home turf.
Jeffrey, who before Sunday would have surrendered his title, had the crowd cheering his name as his Mitsubishi EVO 9 which has been plagued with mechanical problems throughout the three previous legs came good and held off the new group four champion Doug Gore in his Audi TTRS to win his first two races.
His second was most impressive as he spun off the track coming out of the “goose neck” putting him in last place with about five to seven laps to go but Jeffrey managed to still hold off a challenging Vishok Persaud to win the race comfortably.
Daniel Deokie, Paul Vieira were also some other standout drivers on the day. (Guyana Times)