Drag Race Suriname

20 May

Racing on Highway

Two weeks ago, I finally experienced drag racing in Suriname.

Many friends have been there and obviously had many good things to say about the drag races. The race was held on the Highway of Suriname and the road was closed that day.

I didn’t see the real race cars that used to be used in foreign races,  but I was proud of the Surinamese racers.  And yes, I did see the beautiful sport cars. There should always be a start and more will come. I especially  loved the race of the motorcycles. There were two girls, participating in this race.

Alleen voor degenen die schriftelijke toestemming hebben om de foto te gebruiken

Motorbike racer 

motorbikes

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The Foundation for the promotion of Motorsport in Suriname (MOTOSUR), founded in 2006, organizes activities on a regular basis. The Motorsport has grown so much over the past few years and even sometimes  there are foreigners who participate. Motorsport in Suriname isn’t a sport where you can earn lots of money, but a hobby for the participants and also another attraction for us in Suriname. Even a place to meet people you didn’t meet in a while..my friends and I were together after a year (check the next picture). After high school we choose to do different courses in different colleges. So being together after a while, made us feel good.  That are the drag races for….

My friends and me...from left to right: Marilyn, Nisha, Janice and me/ Photographer: Irvin Ngariman

There is no real racetrack in Suriname, but the first one’s is already on its way. But as yet I continue to enjoy the drag racing along the road under a large, colorful umbrella!

People watching the dragrace

This is their style

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12 Responses to “Drag Race Suriname”

  1. hugo 22/05/2011 at 02:09 #

    Oh some lovely moments you’ve captured! Quite an atmosphere… I could hear the blend of sweet laughters and roaring engines!:-) Have a nice day!

  2. Tamara 22/05/2011 at 05:46 #

    It must have been a great event ! Nice series of photos… Have a lovely Sunday 🙂

  3. Kenny 23/05/2011 at 03:56 #

    Very cool, drag racing is a pure form of racing, simple and fun.

  4. mhelene 23/05/2011 at 09:24 #

    A superb reporting with very beautiful colors !

  5. Jason Politte 23/05/2011 at 13:50 #

    Great documentation and story. Glad to hear a proper track is on its way, as it looks like a fun time for all with their hot rods!

  6. Don 23/05/2011 at 15:15 #

    I like to see a local community move ahead with activities even thought no race track was available. Fine action series that gives us an idea of the races and the people racing.

  7. Pavan Kaul 24/05/2011 at 17:34 #

    A fabulous coverage…great colors and details!

  8. Thea 27/05/2011 at 23:02 #

    A great impression you show here!
    I understand it is more a hobby sport,but the motor’s
    look very cool and not amateuristic at all!

  9. Eric Cousineau 28/05/2011 at 01:26 #

    I can feel the thunder! Nicely done! 😉

  10. Dulcie 28/05/2011 at 05:25 #

    I’ll bet it was fun, noisy and lively…I can feel the energy through your photo !! 🙂

  11. tatar@y 06/06/2011 at 10:25 #

    Magnifique et exaltant ))
    Belle vue.

  12. Céline 15/06/2011 at 03:29 #

    Nice series !

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