Trini Champion Racing owner Dave Maraj dies in boating accident

Longtime sports car racing team owner and automotive dealer Dave Maraj has died.

Maraj, the founder of Champion Motors and the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning Champion Racing operation, died late Saturday in a boating accident in Florida.

Maraj, 65 hailed from Trinidad and Tobago and became a hugely successful businessman in roadgoing sportscar sales, in particular through the Champion Motors dealerships.

The company opened a motorsport arm in the mid 1990s and after fairly modest beginnings went on to huge success first with Porsche, and later with Audi.

Junior triathletes leave for Youth Olympic Games qualifier in Ecuador

A team of the country's top junior triathletes left today to compete in the CAMTRI Triathlon American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in Salinas, Ecuador (June 30-July 1, 2018)

The team is being accompanied by coach Derrick Simon.

The team (from left to right):

Liam Trepte, Jean-Marc Granderson, coach Derrick Simon, Jonathan Thompson, Ayomide Gilbert-Semper

Not in picture: Rachel Grosberg & Kirsten St. Omer (currently enroute to Ecuador).