Dragsters set to make a breakaway

Breakers will be the site for more automotive excitement next month.

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Racing should be tight next month. Photo: Matthew Yates

An invitational meet is scheduled to take place at Breakers Speedway 13-14 September. Two drivers from Jamaica are slated to be featured at the meet.

Craig Lew is expected to race his blue Mitsubishi Evolution VIII while Dean Shaw is set to unleash a white 1969 Chevy Camaro.

Plans are also being discussed to get two US drivers to compete.

Owner of Breakers Speedway Robert Campbell said the meet is a way to reinvigorate local racing.

‘I wanted to bring some international flavour. I want to expose the island to international racers though Cayman has had five racers go to Jamaica and Antigua recently.’

Among that group was Michael Williams who played a key role in getting the meet off the ground as he referred the two Jamaican drivers to Campbell.

The schedule for the weekend of 12 September is as follows: Friday is free admission. Racers are encouraged to test and tune their rides from 6-10pm. Saturday will see $5 admission and qualifying runs from 6-10:30pm.

On Sunday the track will open at 2pm with racing starting at 3:30pm sharp. Admission will be $10 though a $5 discount is on offer for those who come out on Saturday.

Local drivers are encouraged to come out and compete. Drivers are also reminded to bring along safety equipment such as helmets.

Campbell says he knows local racers have been in readiness to put on a show at the track and that the public is in for a treat.

‘Over the last several months I’ve seen locals upgrading their rides to get safer and faster. I think the spectators will have lots to see. With many cars having upgraded performance the crowd will see some close, exciting racing.’

Racers will see a new addition to the track. An extension of 350 feet has been added onto the stopping area. This will give racers, especially on motorcycles, a more comfortable stopping distance.

In the future, Breakers Speedway will see more additions. Some 1250 feet is to be added onto the 1/8 mile run with 800 of those feet set to be paved. The idea behind that addition is to perfect the 1/8 and alternate that with a 1000 foot drag strip.

Paving is also underway of gravel around the drag strip. The plan is to have a circuit track on the property by the end of this year.

Campbell went on to issue a challenge to Cayman’s top racers.

‘I want to see action from the local guys. Drag racing is 95% bragging and 5% racing. I want them to show what they really have instead of talking about it.’

For more information contact Robert Campbell at 916-2222.

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