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Latin Racer Story: Chezito impresses in the Coseche Motorsports by Opel in Chile

We met Fernando 'Chezito' Mendez right here in Trinidad & Tobago at one of the Nissan Frontier Training Events where he participated as a driving instructor. He did mention that he participated in motorsport but who knew he was this good! Chezito competes in the Coseche Motorsport by Opel series driving an Opel-spec racecar. Despite a few setbacks it seems he had a good weekend. see his report below:


Chezito impresses with 2 podiums, pole position and fastest lap in the Coseche Motorsports by Opel in Chile


Fernando Mendez, better known as "chezito" gave much to talk about this weekend in the category Coseche Motorsport by Opel in Codegua International Raceway in Chile.

After getting better in practice, he classified 1st place, surpassing 7/10 to outstanding Chilean race driver from the Brazilian Porsche GT3 Cup, Gonzalo Huerta, chezito closest rival for the weekend.

The first race, the Sport City race driver had ups and downs, as he made an excellent start, closely defended his 1st position in the first two laps, and made the difference being the fastest putting space with the pack of Opel's. 2 laps before the checkerd flag, the car suffered brakes fatigue and went out of the track, leaving the driver in 4th place in the race.

"We dominate the race after close fight in the first laps, but at the end of the race we suffered brake fatigue and could not stop the car. We were able to rescue a 4th place, although we were 1st, dominating throughout the race. "

For the second race to 12 laps, the Mexican race driver and instructor start in the 7th position. He quickly moved to the front of the race, becoming the fastest and pushing hard for the lead until the petrol him played a trick.

"The second race had a great start but complicated in seventh, somehow we quickly reach the top 3, but putting a lot of atenttion to take care of the brakes to avoid the problem of the first race. In 4 laps to go, we push the pace, get to 2nd place and put a lot of pressure to Gonzalo for the first place when the car ran out of gas. We had everything to go for the win, but it's a shame that this has happened."

By decision of the category, the result of the final race was cut leaving Gonzalo Huerta in 1st, 2nd Fernando Mendez, 3rd Ruy Barbosa, 4th Thomas Benavente, 5th Matias Villalobos.

Chezito concluded his weekend with podium in race #2 and the overall podium, fastest lap and pole position of the new Chilean top category, Coseche Motorsport by Opel.
 
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  • Written by Narend Sooknarine
  • Category: Auto News

Onyx unveils Bespoke Rolls-Royce Ghost Sedan

ONYX is well known for its dramatically sublime reworking of the world’s best premium vehicles. ONYX conversions are typically extensive, involving complete bespoke exterior additions and interior upgrades, including ONYX signature diamond-pattern quilted nappa leather seats, doors and hood liners. All ONYX products are designed, manufactured and installed to OEM specifications. The result is a vehicle that tastefully commands attention and captures the imagination. ONYX vehicles are given a unique identification plate and build number containing the official details of the products supplied. All details are registered to ONYX HQ along with VIN and vehicle details.

Now for the very first time, ONYX has given the Rolls Royce Ghost Sedan their signature interior and exterior treatments, along with ONYX Zircon wheel and low-profile tyre upgrade. These are the very first photos taken of the new ONYX Rolls Royce Ghost. More details will follow.


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  • Written by Bespoke Auto Limited
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Minister of Sport wants Motorsport to return to Wallerfield

Minister of Sports, Anil Roberts, shakes hands with the Trinidad Rocket Sheldon Bissessar

Newly installed Minister of Sport Anil Roberts visited Wallerfield today along with more than 40 invited representatives from all Motorsport clubs in T&T and members of the media. Of course, we at Zorce made it our business to be there to observe the proceedings first hand. After an initial welcome and thanks, Minister Roberts outlined the Government's vision for Motorsport in T&T stating that Trinidad has the potential to host an Formula 1 practice event. He recognized our local talent and star drivers in the fields of Drag Racing, Circuit Racing, Rally, Motocross and other disciplines and the need for a home for Motorsport. Minister Roberts believes that a meeting point can be found between eTeck's requirements and those of the Motor racing industry.

  • Written by Narend Sooknarine
  • Category: Auto News

BMW wins the 2010 Nürburgring 24hr race

Team BMW wins Nürburgring 24-hour race

Team BMW Motorsport has made a triumphant return and won the 2010 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Five years since the manufacturer’s last victory, the no. 25 BMW M3 GT2 claimed BMW’s 19th victory at this endurance classic on Sunday. The winning car, with Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT) at the wheel, crossed the finish line first after 154 laps of the 25.378-kilometre circuit. The quartet of drivers produced a flawless performance and fought their way onto the top step of the podium despite gearbox problems in the last three hours.
  • Written by Narend Sooknarine
  • Category: Auto News

Three in in a row for the Trinidad Rocket.

Sheldon Bissessar - The Trinidad RocketSheldon Bissessar has done it again!

The Top Dragster Elite 8 competition was again taken by storm despite the hot weather which in fact was responsible for everyone's times dropping off.

The Trinidad Rocket managed to secure the number two position after three rounds of qualifying just hundreths of a second off Eddie Carrecia's pacesetting run of 5.94 vs. Bissessar's 5.96. They were the only two Top Dragsters to qualify in the five-second range. Carrecia's luck ran out however as he continued into the first elimination round with a 6.20 pass against a dial in time 5.85, breaking a valve in the process. Sheldon however decimated the competition including Carrecia with an astounding 5.88 pass against a dial of 5.82! The run would stand as the fastest Top Dragster time of the meet as track temperatures soared to 135 degrees while ambient temps approached the 100 degree mark.

Day two would see Sheldon entering the Elite 8 competition in the number one spot taking the win in round one against James Leo who did not make it to the start line. Sheldon still ran a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and headed into round two against Burwell Kendrick who put up a reasonable fight given the conditions with a pass of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. vs Bissessar's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Top Dragster Elite 8 final Round saw Bissessar line up against Rob McKinley. Mc Kinley got the jump with slightly better reaction time but it was all over by 60ft mark as Bissessar rocketed away to take the win at Rockingham with a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. vs. Mc Kinley's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The announcer remarked "...that is one stout Top Dragster!". This win makes it three consecutive wins for Sheldon as he took the Elite 8 competition in Palm Beach, Baton Rouge and now at Rockingham.

So why not run in the Top Dragster dial-up competition?

"Because we don't get to run all-out". says Bissessar.

 

 


ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - SUMMIT FastNews -
Final order after one round of qualifying in Elite 8 Top Dragster at the 2010 Nitro Jam Series, IHRA Spring Nitro Jam (May 1st - May 2nd, 2010):

 
  Psn   Driver                Vehicle                       ET    Speed
 
    1. Sheldon Bissessar    Sipple                          5.960  225.75
    2. Rob McKinley         Massey                          6.165  214.55
    3. Burwell Kendrick     Horton                          6.311  217.25
    4. Jody Stroud          Spitzer                         6.424  214.35
    5. James Leo            Page                            6.575  202.52
    6. Scott Duggins        RaceTech                        6.776  186.77
    7. Travis Blalock       RaceTech                        6.861  198.88
    8. Vince Musolino       Miller                          6.863  188.12
 

  • Written by Editor in Chief | Narend Sooknarine
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