Double the fun – it stays dry

If the weather cooperates this weekend should be huge for race fans.

With a dexterity event and a drag race scheduled onlookers can pick, choose and refuse which type of motorsports suits.

Everything goes in motion from tonight. Tonight sees a test and tune session at Breakers Speedway from 7-11pm sharp.

Cars of all kinds are encouraged to come and take a free pass down the 1/8 mile drag strip.

Meanwhile the mandatory registration for this month’s time attack race takes place in George Town.

Parker’s auto supply shop on North Sound Road is slated to be a hub of activity from 7pm onwards.

From there the real tire burning action is expected to launch tomorrow.

After the 12noon cut-off for technical inspection the monthly dexterity race gets going at 6pm.

The Progressive loop on Sparky Drive is slated to be the site of vehicles pushing their suspensions to the limits dodging cones for some three hours.

At press time it was not certain what the times would be for drag racing.

However based on the fact the last drag meet ran from 6:30pm until roughly 10pm the public can plan to be at the Speedway at about the same time.

The meet is expected to rely on grudge races with a $5 entrance fee in effect. There will be no fees for competing racers.

Top three finishes are slated to earn trophies with $250 on offer for any driver that breaks the track record in the RWD, FWD, AWD or motorbike class.

At this point the understanding is drag racing would continue on Sunday if rain comes tomorrow.

For the record it must be noted that Cayman has been experiencing some heavy rainfall of late and could cause both races to be rescheduled or cancelled.

However if they do go off as planned there will be plenty for spectators to bear in mind.

This weekend’s drag meet comes nearly a month after the last meet.

Last month Ross Hydes stole the spotlight by setting a new record in the motorcycle class.

Hydes, 25, ran his red Honda CBR 1000 to a time of 6.249s.

The West Bayer was part of some 10 bikers who competed and took over Breakers with tons of burnouts and fast passes.

In addition there was a good mix of import rides, American muscle cars, trucks and luxury vehicles that added to the buzz.

Breakers Speedway Owner Robert Campbell also got in on the action taking his circuit-prepped Nissan Silvia for a run.

The Time attack series meanwhile gets going again after a busy August that saw two races.

In the first race Keith P. Tibbetts III, known in local circles as ‘Speedy’, grabbed the overall win behind his Valvoline-sponsored Subaru Impreza Sti.

The second meet at the Progressive loop would see Cayman Motorsports President Bobby Hulse claim victory in his blacked-out Toyota Altezza.

The time attack race this weekend gives drivers another chance to nab points toward the season points championship.

Coming into this month Speedy has the overall lead with 590 points. Close behind is Wayne Kirkconnell with 540pts.

In third place is Michael Weatherford (who normally drives the Stingray Batteries Mitsubishi Evolution III) with 460pts.

Rounding out the top five is Gary Huggins (in his blue 1980’s Toyota Starlet) with 440pts and Roje Williams (in his black and blue 1990’s Starlet) with 410pts.

Most of the division races (across the various vehicle drive-trains) are equally tight.

Roje Williams sits atop the FWD class with 860pts with Gary Bromfield in second with 520pts and Marcus Huggins third with 420pts.

The RWD class sees Ian Charlery (610pts) fighting for his life against John Godfrey (560pts) and Peter Jurgens (410pts).

Speedy sits atop the AWD class with 950pts ahead of Michael Weatherford (670pts) and Sean O’Neil (370pts).

Gary Huggins is atop the Unlimited division with 740pts with Andy Bodden, Bobby Hulse and Wayne Kirkconnell all tied for second with 560pts.

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