Isa Deen impresses behind the wheel

20th February, 2019

Photo courtesy Lyden Thomas

Dri­ver Isa Deen showed he is rar­ing to go this new rac­ing sea­son, tak­ing two first-place fin­ish­es in round one of the T&T Au­to­mo­biles Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (TTASA) Na­tion­al Race Of Cham­pi­ons Cir­cuit Rac­ing on Sun­day.

The first round of the com­pe­ti­tion was held at the Waller­field In­ter­na­tion­al Race­way and due to a low­er than an­tic­i­pat­ed com­peti­tor turn-out forced Race Di­rec­tor of the day, Ryan Peyrau, to com­bine the cir­cuit rac­ing groups since in­di­vid­ual groups were not con­sti­tut­ed. The event con­sist­ed of two races per cat­e­go­ry - Group one, Group two, Groups three/four com­bined, Bikes, Time At­tack and Rad­i­cals.

The low com­peti­tor turnout al­so meant that qual­i­fy­ing was fa­cil­i­tat­ed be­fore the start of the event, as op­posed to be­ing held on the pre­vi­ous day.

Com­pet­ing in Group two, Deen bat­tled Arvin Singh for the top spot and pre­vailed with Singh in sec­ond spot and Kee­va See­gob­in in third. Race two saw sim­i­lar re­sults, this time though Saleem Deen, broth­er of Isa took third.

This fol­lowed the Time At­tack groups, where the bat­tle of the EK civics oc­curred be­tween Moses Moon­sie and Shi­va Ma­haraj. Moon­sie claimed the win with a time of 49.355 sec­onds and Ma­haraj clocked a time of 49.471s. The sec­ond ses­sion ren­dered sim­i­lar re­sults, this time Moon­sie en­tered the 48s range with a time of 48.892s.

In the two wheels, both races saw fa­mil­iar faces on the podi­um as Kiel Abra­ham took first, Nicholas Gon­za­les and Ja­maul Thomp­son in sec­ond and third, re­spec­tive­ly. The fastest bike time of the day went to Abra­ham with a time of 42.135s. A fall from Arthur­ton George in race one meant his day was over ear­ly as his bike sus­tained great dam­age, though he walked away un­harmed.

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Driver Aslim Ali ahead of Darrell Singh, the other driver of during Group one action of the round one in the TTASA National Race of Champions Circuit Racing at the Wallerfield International Raceway on Sunday. Ali finished second and Singh placed third behind winner Saleem Deen (not in picture).

Courtesy: Trinituner

Back in the cars for Group one, Saleem took an­oth­er podi­um in the first race, leav­ing Aslim Ali and Dar­rel Singh be­hind in sec­ond and third. The sec­ond race saw Ali and Saleem trade po­si­tions, while Singh re­mained in third.

The com­bined Groups three/four race saw the likes of Ronald Wort­man (Hon­da Civic), Kris­t­ian Boodoos­ingh (Hon­da Civic), Franklyn Boodram (Re­nault Megane) and TTASA pres­i­dent Fy­zo­ol Madan (Au­di DTM).

Race one was ac­tion-packed from the get-go as Boodoos­ingh and Boodram bat­tled for the first place, un­for­tu­nate­ly, a me­chan­i­cal fail­ure on Boodoos­ingh’s Hon­da, caused him to run off in­to the bot­tom cor­ner, end­ing his day. Boodoos­ingh left un­harmed and the race end­ed with Boodram in first, Wort­man in sec­ond and Madan in third.

The sec­ond race, un­for­tu­nate­ly, last­ed less than a lap as car­nage oc­curred in the top cor­ner at the start of the race due to con­tact be­tween Madan and Boodram. The in­ci­dent caused Boodram’s Megane to roll mul­ti­ple times, the dri­ver sus­tained on­ly a frac­tured wrist but was tak­en to the health fa­cil­i­ty for fur­ther ob­ser­va­tion.

The fi­nal races be­tween the Rad­i­cals, a re­cent ad­di­tion to the lo­cal mo­tor­sport itin­er­ary, saw Isa for an­oth­er podi­um in both races with Zachary Boodram and Ravi Singh in sec­ond and third, re­spec­tive­ly. The sec­ond race saw Ravi Singh in sec­ond and Madan in third. Isa re­mained in first.

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