Competitors on the starting line at the St James’ Raceway in Nevis
By Curtis Morton
Caribbean News Now contributor
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The much anticipated Independence 30 drag racing event in Nevis attracted racers from St Croix, St Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua, St Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis.
The test and tune went off without incident on Saturday and the main event took place on Sunday.
A good-sized crowd was in attendance on the day of the grand finals and, despite occasional inclement weather, the majority of the racing fans stuck it out with their umbrellas when required.
At the end of the day, Gavin ‘Moon’ Clarke was the man smiling from ear to ear as his car King of Calle clocked the fastest time on the track -- an astonishing 5.3 seconds in the 1/8 mile event.
The summarized overall results were:
14 Seconds Category:
1st: Casim Pemberton (St Kitts)
2nd: Fredrick Parris (Nevis)
13 Seconds Category:
1st: Annelise Lebrant (Nevis)
2nd: Todd Pemberton (Nevis)
12 Seconds Category:
1st: Reese Liburd (St Kitts)
2nd: Seth Arthurton (Nevis)
11 Seconds Category:
1st: Dwayne Dacosta (St Kitts)
2nd: Alexander James (St Kitts)
10 Seconds Category:
1st: Calbert Williams Aka “Decky” (St Kitts)
2nd: Ric Pennyfeather (St Kitts)
Open Class Catergory:
1st: Lewis Elder (Antigua)
2nd: Sherlock Queeley (St Kitts)
Outlaw Class Catergory:
1st: Gavin Clarke aka “Moon” also with the fastest time of the Day 5.3 seconds to the 1/8th Mile (Nevis)
2nd: Eustace Nisbett aka “Smarty” (Nevis)