International racers for Breakers meet

Dragsters from here and abroad are still set to invade Breakers next week.

An invitational meet will take place at Breakers Speedway September 13-14. Two drivers from Jamaica will 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.

Two US drivers are confirmed to compete. At press time their names and rides have not been confirmed.

The understanding at this point is that a turbocharged and drag-ready Toyota Supra and similarly modified Corolla will be among the cars being brought to race.

Owner of Breakers Speedway Robert Campbell said the meet will serve to revitalize local racing.

Campbell said it’s all about putting interest back into the sport and getting attention from the public.

Campbell was helped in getting the racers here by a number of local drivers including Michael ‘Bad Oil’ Williams.

Williams, in his heavily-modified white Mitsubishi Evolution III, raced in Jamaica and Antigua this year with a contingent of local racers.

The schedule for the weekend of September 12 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 urged to come out and compete. At the same time drivers are also reminded to bring along safety equipment such as helmets.

Racers and spectators should be in for a treat courtesy of a recent track addition. 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 is expected to 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 1,000 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 says he knows local racers have been in readiness to put on a show at the track and that the action should be tight.

For more information contact Robert Campbell at 916-2222.

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