Last weekend saw some of Cayman’s quickest rides in action.
Breakers Speedway was the site of a competition for Cayman’s fastest automobiles Sunday. Racing started at 3pm and went until 6pm.
The competition saw winners in cars and bikes.
First place in the cars section went to Ian Tibbetts, who took home a trophy and the cash prize.
Tibbetts was an unlikely winner in the event. His Chevrolet Corvette posted eight second runs throughout the day and lost a couple of races.
In the final it was a different car. Against heavily favoured Dwight Edmund in his Mitsubishi Evolution 3, Tibbetts soared to victory in seven seconds.
Edmund graciously accepted his second place finish in spite of dominating his races on the day.
In the bike section, Kirk Chaplin took care of business to win the event along with the trophy and cash prize.
Chaplin, in his heavily modified race bike, defeated visiting tuner Errol Campbell in the final.
Campbell’s Banshee was regarded as one of the fastest vehicles on the track. However, Chaplin’s bike seemed to not miss a shift on the day and shot through the gears in the finals.
The race day had a decent attendance. Some 50 spectators came throughout the day along with a handful of racers. Unfortunately, the turnout was hampered by the funeral for a young Caymanian in Bodden Town.
In addition, a number of race cars were off-island gearing up for a regional competition.
Four of Cayman’s top speedsters are in Antigua. There they expect to compete in a Caribbean invitational tournament 15-16 March.
The heavily modified cars that will be in action are two Mitsubishi Evolution 3s, one driven by Michael Williams and the other by Kevin Johnson, and two Nissan Skyline GT-Rs driven by Jody Jervis and Patrick Campbell.
Robert Campbell, owner of Breakers Speedway, said he was happy with the way the racing went, though he wished there were more racers. He said the drivers that did show up put on a good display for the crowd.
He’s debating whether to host another race competition because Breakers Speedway is up for sale.
For more information about the latest with Breakers Speedway contact Robert Campbell at 916-2222.