LOCAL Motor Racing is on the rise with more and more competitors coming into the sport. This is the view of current president of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) Mahendra Boodhoo as he spoke to media operatives last evening.According to the president, “I think the sport is on the rise and we are focusing a lot on the cohesion between the fans and the sport. It’s where we can have the fans more involved and have a great facility and we will be concentrating a lot on safety.He contended that 2016 thus far has been good for the sport, with the body trying out its first day/night contest earlier this year, adding that while there were some shortcomings, they plan to continue to experiment with getting more competitors and fans alike.“We are working on various rules to make it cheaper for racing, so the average guy can come in to race; the perception is that it is an elite sport but we are of the opinion it is not an elite sport since we can get so much people involved in it,” Boodhoo stated.More so, the club president added, “We are working always to make it friendlier, as a sporting organisation, to bring more people, to have everybody involved.”Meanwhile the club has set its focus on the two major events for the remainder of the year – the first being an International Drag Meet on October 2 with cars expected from Suriname while the second is the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC).Guyana are the defending champions but currently languish in third (276) behind leaders Trinidad and Tobago (799 points) while Jamaica have 465 in second place.Down in fourth are Barbados (202 points) and Cayman Islands on 60 points. Round three is set for the Bushy Park Raceway in Barbados on September 2-5.
Wellington Police notes for Thursday, September 12, 2013:â€¢1:51 a.m. Nathan D. Shelton, 23, city was arrested, charged and confined with arson.â€¢8:40 a.m. Officers took a report of no collar or tags on four dogs, no city tags, no rabies vaccination and keeping of cats in excess of four.â€¢8:45 a.m. June L. Hearlson, 83, city was issued a notice to appear charged with four counts of dogs at large.â€¢2:30 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block S. C, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Karmen M. Holdaway, 30, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Stefany A. Bissell, Wellington.â€¢3:16 p.m. Karmen M. Holdaway, 30, Wellington was arrested and charged with no proof of insurance and improper backing.â€¢4 p.m. Non-injury accident on private property in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involved a vehicle driven by Julia A. Stone, 48, Wellington and a fixed object/mailbox, owned by the United States Post Office, Wellington.â€¢9:02 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 900 block S. Washington, Wellington with purse and contents.â€¢9:21 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of merchandise by a known suspect in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington. The merchandise was soon recovered.â€¢11:15 p.m. Robert J. Murray, 39, Belle Plaine, Ks was arrested and charged with theft. He bonded out.