Nevis Island Makes Drag Racing Strip A Reality

Nevis Island Drag Strip

Drag Car On Nevis Island Drag Strip

Charlestown, Nevis
September 17, 2008

The Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) led Nevis Island Administration(NIA) has made another manifesto  promise a reality, with the official opening of the St. James Drag Race Strip.

Premier Joseph Parry in declaring the new track open at New River, in the Parish of St.James, said the track was for the people of Nevis, particularly   the young people!

“My administration has displayed that we care for the young people of Nevis by facilitating training programs which were recently undertaken by 17 persons who received the opportunity to learn masonry, carpentry, plumbing and a host of other skills. Now we the (NIA) have facilitated a drag strip, to keep the young men occupied and skilled,” articulated Premier Parry.

The St.James Drag strip which came at a cost of EC$ 3million will provide an opportunity to business persons from Butlers, Bricklyn and Zion to gain tremendously from the race track as residents will be able to sell food, accommodations and mechanic services.

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Nevis Drag Racing Strip Touted As Tops In The Caribbean

Nevis Island Drag Racing Strip

Nevis Island’s New Drag Racing Strip

Charlestown, Nevis
August 19, 2008

Minister and Area Representative for the St. Pauls constituency Hon. Robelto Hector, described the drag racing track under construction at New River, as one that would meet international standards and be ranked among the best in the Caribbean. The track is earmarked for completion by the end of August.

The Minister made the disclosure when he spoke with the Department of Information on August 18, 2008. He said the though the project was a campaign promise, it was also designed to remove racing from the streets of Nevis into a safer environment, to provide employment and to expand on the island’s tourism product.

“During the campaign of 2006 we sought of introduced drag racing as a sport to the general public. We felt here was an opportunity for us to introduce it as a sport at the same time it had great implications in terms of the tourism product that can be expanding and so on coming into government we set about making this a reality.

“Drag racing is an effort to take racing off the road and to give an avenue for youngsters to develop themselves and to practice racing as a sport. In getting the facility now at New River, it is an opportunity for this to be a reality,” he said.

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