Nevis Island’s Inaugural Drag Race a Major Success!

Spectators At Nevis Island's Drag Strip

Spectators At Nevis Island’s Drag Strip

Charlestown, Nevis
September 23, 2008

Over 5000 motor sport enthusiasts from several countries of the Caribbean attended the Inaugural Car and Motorcycle Race at the new St. James Drag Raceway on Nevis, Friday afternoon.

The drag race was the largest ever sporting event to be staged on the island.

The quarter mile race track, believed to be one of the regions finest, had participating cars and motorcycles from Nevis, St.Kitts, the British Virgin Islands and other countries of the region.

The track was built at a cost of $3 Million and official sources say that already there has been a significant return on that investment, as several local vendors, guest house owners, car rental agents , bus drivers, taxi drivers and restaurant owners all enjoyed good business as a result of the well-patronised event.

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Former US Congress Woman Una Clarke

Charlestown, Nevis
September 22, 2008

Former United States Congress Woman Dr. the Hon. Una Clarke, welcomed the new the Drag Racing facility on Nevis and cited it would become a worldwide tourist attraction and create jobs. She made the comment at the inaugural races on September 22, 2008, when she spoke with the Department of Information.

Mrs. Clarke who was on the island as a guest of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the Federation’s 25th anniversary of Independence celebrations, said she would not have missed the opportunity to experience the races first hand.

“This attraction will bring people from all over the world who are interested in drag race or any other kind of race. It’s a tourist attraction and it will over the years create jobs, bring new visitors and that is what we want to do is to be able to be a showpiece,” she said.

Mrs. Clarke described the race track as a beautiful one which would grow from strength to strength. She also congratulated those with the vision to make the track a reality.

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