This weekend will be a big one for local motorsports.
Two major race events are on and feature drag and dexterity racing.
All of the action kicks off tonight. Breakers Speedway will host racers looking to make qualifying runs from 6-10pm.
All types of cars are welcome to show up and race. Motorcycles are also invited to come out.
In the middle of that qualifying will be a technical inspection and early race sign-up at Parker’s on North Sound Road from 7pm onwards.
The inspection is compulsory for all CMA-sanctioned races. It consists of checking the car’s components and ensuring drivers use the necessary safety equipment.
Tomorrow will then see the official start of tires burning, exhausts growling and turbos spooling.
The first Time Attack dexterity race of the year goes off tomorrow night from 6pm onwards.
Jay Bodden’s property on Sparky Drive off North Sound Road will be the site for the race.
Racers will be split into various divisions according to drive-train. Drivers are slated to have three runs on the night and the top 10 are expected to then go on a championship run to determine the winner.
Prior to that race the last Time Attack event took place on 30 November.
Keith Parker Tibbetts III won the event in his blue Subaru Impreza Sti.
Tibbetts would win the championship run in a time of 87.987 seconds. Second place finisher Andrew Nygou, in his yellow Mitsubishi Evolution VIII would be well behind at 90.086s.
Roje Williams, in his black and blue 1995 Toyota Starlet GT, grabbed third place at 90.766s.
From there Cayman’s next big drag meet takes off on Sunday.
Racing will take place from 2-6pm with spectator fees of CI$10 and race fees of CI$25 in effect.
Local dragsters will take centre stage as they did for New Year’s Day and race across several divisions according to drag times.
Cash prizes in similar amounts to the New Year’s race will be on offer.
One of the biggest prizes on offer will be US$1,000 for the first racer to achieve a 1/8 mile drag time of 5.999 seconds or less.
The last drag meet earlier in the month saw a number of big winners.
Delroy Forbes, in his lime green 1960s Chevrolet Camaro, would win the six second class and claim the US $750 first place prize.
In the seven second class celebrated local racer Kevin Johnson would capture victory behind the wheel of his legendary white Mitsubishi Evolution III and nab the US$500 first place prize.
Robert Thompson and his yellow late 1990s Ford Mustang would win the eight second class and the US$400 first place prize.
Local basketball prodigy Deandre Simpson would assert himself in a big way winning the nine second class and the US$250 first place prize in his white Nissan Silvia.
In the motorcycle open class Dwayne Forde would soar to victory and the US$250 first place prize on his bright green Suzuki GSX-R race bike.
In addition US$100 was awarded to the racers with the fastest elapsed time down the 1/8 mile strip in four segments: front-, rear- and all-wheel drive plus on a motorcycle.
Terry Ballard set the mark in FWD with his blacked-out 2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4. Delroy Forbes set the RWD mark in his Camaro and Patrick Campbell set the AWD mark in his black Nissan Skyline GTR.
Dwayne Forde was excellent in all phases on his Suzuki as he set the fastest motorcycle e.t. mark.
Look out for coverage of this weekend’s action in the sports section of the Caymanian Compass.