Sheldon Bissesar is drag racer based in the Caribbean, but he made name and fame in the US putting down some significant records on the strips. Now he has returned to Trinidad and Tobago to kick-start the local racing culture. We wanted to know some more about his time drag racing, so we caught up with him through Motul in the Caribbean!
Sheldon, you’ve done quite a lot in your career. When did it all kick off?
I got started back in 1987 and I would race everything I could get my hands on. I started out racing simple four-cylinder cars, tried some rally racing, but I quickly discovered that my heart belonged to drag racing. So slowly but surely, I started upgrading my cars and built or bought myself some faster machines. Then, in the late 2000s, I went to the US to prove myself in the home of drag racing.