The local race scene will take centre stage this weekend.
On Saturday Time Attack 9 get underway courtesy of the Cayman Motorsports Association.
The race will be CMA’s 10th of the year. The group normally puts on time attack races at the end of each month.
As usual Jay Bodden’s property on Sparky Drive off North Sound Rd will be the home for much burnt rubber.
This month though the times have been changed. Racing will start at 7pm with sign-up on race day at 5pm and the cut-off time at 6pm.
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.
Two of the solid performers at the last event were Gary ‘Rambo’ Barrett in his Honda Civic and Gary Huggins in his 1980s Toyota Starlet. Both cars are designed for racing with stripped interiors and prominent roll cages.
Huggins might get competition this month from Karyll Iton who was a marshal at the last event. His race-ready Mitsubishi Evolution 8 has been undergoing tuning.
Last month saw the successful implementation of a corporate class. The Volvo S40 car which is used for that class is expected to be at this month’s event.
It’s not clear yet which companies will be involved for this event.
This month will also see women competing again. Among this month’s field will be Gary Huggins’ daughter Kim Huggins in a white Hyundai Accent.
Marshals are expected to be out in force as usual with a scoring table and a DJ providing music.
Anyone interested is invited to attend and watch the action and can participate, provided they use their own vehicle and pay the entrance fee of $20.
Early registration and technical inspection for the race will start on Friday.
Automotive Art on Shedden Road is the venue once again for the pre-race gathering. It was the sight of last month’s pre-race crowd.
The meeting is on Friday night at 7pm and will be a great opportunity for socializing.
Cars will be expected to pass the technical inspection which 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.
For more information contact Bobby Hulse at 916-5137 or e-mail [email protected].