Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Shamfa Cudjoe yesterday extended condolences to the colleagues, family and friends of the late Kerry Phillip, Drifting pioneer, whose untimely passing has plunged the Motorsports fraternity into mourning.
Phillip assiduously contributed to the sport’s development, bringing drifting into the motorsport mainstream in T&T.
Locally, he became the face of drifting and regionally, he gained acclamation for winning numerous competitions with foreign-based competitors.
His untimely passing on Saturday will certainly leave a void in the lives of many, especially his colleagues. He was a loved and cherished individual and a champion for the sport of drifting.
Minister Cudjoe acknowledged the contributions of Phillip to the development of motorsports in T&T and offers her prayers and deepest sympathy to his family and friends, especially those within the motorsport community.
Though his passing was not related to the sport of drifting, Minister Cudjoe appeals to drifters and all drivers to "exercise precaution and be attentive and responsible on the nation’s roadways".
On Friday, there will be viewing of the body at Belgrove's Funeral Home in Tacarigua from 11 am to 1 pm.
On Saturday, the drifting icon will receive a military funeral starting at 10 am at Bethel Church in Arima, then to the military cemetery in Long Circular, Port-of-Spain.