Time Attack stalled but not crushed by Gustav

Hurricane Gustav may have temporarily stopped local racers but they will be back revving their engines this weekend.

Tomorrow will see Time Attack 7 up and running courtesy of the Cayman Motorsports Association.

Valvoline and Wacker Neuson will be the sponsors for this month’s race.

The race will be CMA’s eighth of the year. Normally they put on events at the end of every month.

As usual Jay Bodden’s property on Sparky Drive off North Sound Rd will be the home for much burnt rubber from 8pm onwards.

Sign up on race day takes place at 6:30pm with the cut-off time at 7:30pm.

Cars are expected to be split into four different classes: front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive plus unlimited.

Winners will be determined according to time, speed and skill points.

All eyes are expected to be on race regular Keith P. Tibbetts III who ran his blue Subaru Impreza Sti to victory in July.

The public is invited to attend and watch the action. Anyone can participate, provided they use their own vehicle and pay the entrance fee of CI$20.

Early registration and technical inspection for the race will start tonight.

Payless Auto Parts on Eastern Avenue will be the new venue for tonight’s gathering at 7pm. The meeting will also serve as a time for socializing.

Little Tokyo on Eastern Avenue was the previous site for the gathering.

Cars will be expected to pass the technical inspection. This inspection is compulsory for all CMA-sanctioned races. It consists of checking the car’s components such as the suspension and brakes plus ensuring drivers use a three-point seat belt harness and street-legal tires.

CMA Time Attack Organizer Bobby Hulse mentioned there’s a possibility that women could be participating in the race.

Though women are not new to the sport, it would be the first time in years since any competed alongside the men.

For more information contact Bobby Hulse at 916-5137 or e-mail [email protected].

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