The Honourable Darryl Smith, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs was on hand to welcome the Trinidad & Tobago Soca Racers who returned home to a brief welcome reception on Tuesday 14 November, after the recently concluded final leg of the 2017 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship held in Guyana.
In his brief address to the contingent, Minister Smith congratulated the team on an outstanding performance despite the challenges faced. The team managed to secure well over one thousand (1000) points overall which allowed them to return home with what was described as “the most prestigious title in our region for motor sport” for the second time.
Minister Smith reminded those in attendance that 2017 has been the most successful year in sport for Trinidad and Tobago and pledged the Ministry’s continued support to the motor sport fraternity as they prepare to host the first leg of the 2018 CMRC here at home in March. He also urged Corporate Trinidad to get involved and witness the comradery, action, and safety of the sport as our team continues to represent our country with great pride.
“As Minister, I have mandated the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to get more youth and females in sport and I commend the Trinidad & Tobago Automobile Association for heeding the call” he said.
Once again, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs joins the nation in extending congratulations and sincere appreciation to the T&T Soca Racers who were victorious at the 2017 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships and we look forward to witnessing the unprecedented hat-trick in 2018.