Nevis Drag Racing to go to another level
Minister of Sports on Nevis, the Hon Hensley Daniel yesterday revealed the Nevis Island Government’s intention to take the sport of Drag Racing on Nevis, to a level of regional and international appeal. In an interview with Sports caster Curtis Morton on his sports program, ‘Sports Menu’ the Minister informed that the Nevis Island Government had contracted the firm of Pudgy Productions of Trinidad to enhance the product which he referred to as a ‘gold mine’.
Daniel explained that a Drag Racing Unit is in place and there is also Drag Racing Association. Over a year ago, there was a disconnect between the two bodies and he in his wisdom intervened and allowed the Drag Racing Association to take free reins in the organizing of Race meets and allowed them the privilege of keeping the revenue derived.
He however noted that the NIA has decided that the time has come to reap more dividends from such a major investment and so the firm of Pudgy Productions has been contracted with their main responsibility of enhancing the Drag Race way and marketing the races to attract more regional and international participation and spectatorship.
The Pudgy production team will interact and liaise with the Drag Racing Unit in the organizing and hosting of events with input from the Drag Racing Association whose members will now be able to concentrate on building their membership and adequately preparing themselves for races without the additional headache of organizing the event. A portion of the revenue collected will also be given to the Drag racing Association.
Before going public, Minister Daniel met with members of the Drag Racing Unit and the representatives of Pudgy Productions and later with members of the Drag Racing Association and clearly outlined the intentions of the NIA in terms of the way forward and the involvement of all of the parties concerned.
The next race is scheduled for the anniversary date of September 19th and the two gentlemen have indicated that the Nevisian sporting Public can look forward to something really special on that day.