Reddy moves up the ranks in Fiji car race
3 August, 2018, 4:20 pm
KAVINESH Reddy is slowly moving up the ranks on the tracks of car racing.
The 27-year-old from Sonaisali, Nadi, travels to Pacific Harbour every time there is a car race organised by the Fiji Car Club, which is usually once a month.
Reddy started racing in 2014 with his Nissan Cefiro.
Till date, he has spent more than $65,000 to modify his car, and is reaping the fruits already.
He started in the 17 seconds club in 2014 and is now in the 12 seconds club.
Reddy said his dream was to join the 10 seconds club.
“It has been a tough journey. My interest in the sport grew as my uncles were mechanics and my cousins had sports cars. I loved the Fast and Furious movie series and that is how I started racing,” he said.
“I would like to thank the Fiji Car Club. They have been encouraging as they have held consistent events, also hosting awards night and giving away prizes has motivated me to do better in the sport.”
Fiji Car Club president Raizal Haniff says other drivers should learn from Reddy’s perseverance and patience.
“It took him more than four years to reach the 12 second club. It’s not easy and other drivers should learn from this. You don’t start winning overnight, you have to persevere,” Haniff said.
“I remember Reddy when he raced for the first time. He didn’t look happy at that time but he worked hard and made changes required to reach the level at which he is today.
“I congratulate him and challenge him to reach the 10 second club before the end of next year.”
Meanwhile, Lawrence Ah Sam took out the Pacific Energy Quarter-Mile Drag race title last weekend.