Final leg of motor racing c/ships set for today

Daredevils from Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and the Cayman Islands will transform the South Dakota Circuit into a speedway when the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships is staged today.

Guyana’s big three of speedsters,  Mark Viera, Andrew King and Kevin Jeffrey will be vying for supremacy along  Caribbean racing heavyweights  Mark and Doug Maloney and Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jr. who is leading the individual championships.

Summerbell, who will be the man to beat, will be driving a turbo charged vehicle, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII.
With Guyana in the cellar on 21 points for the team championships, the locals who are vastly experienced on the South Dakota Circuit will be aiming for individual glory.

King will be pushing in his Mazda RX-7 to the limit while Vieira will be racing his Mazda RX 8 20B.Jeffrey  will drive his turbo-charged Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII.

Racing fans will certainly have their money’s worth most of the competitors highlighted that their machines have been producing impressive lap timings.

The circuit which was resurfaced last year is in perfect condition and fans should expect supersonic times.
Other divers and their vehicles are Douglas Maloney – Audi A4 Turbo Charged (Barbados) Andy Bodden Mitsubishi Evo Turbo Charged (Cayman Islands), Steve King – Nissan Skyline (Barbados) Mark Maloney – Mazda RX-3 13B Turbo Charged (Barbados) and Junior Hydes – Mitsubishi Evo Turbo Charged (Cayman Islands).

Jamaica’s team has tallied 113 points, Barbados are on 64 points while the team from the Cayman Islands is in third with 26 points.

Last year, Barbados became the first nation to win both the individual and team titles in the same year since joining Guyana and Jamaica in the competition in 2008, and also the first to win the team title twice – after Jamaica’s triumph in 2008; Barbados claimed the title in 2009, then Guyana in 2010.

Twenty-six races are carded for the day and the entrance fee to the circuit is $2,000 for adults and $1,000 for children.

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