Breakers revs for more action

Local racing is making positive steps forward in many ways.

With so many successful events enthusiasts have been stuffed with loads of automotive thrills.

Onlookers get another heavy helping of motorsports in the coming days with a pair of meets.

This Saturday sees the monthly Time Attack race at Breakers Speedway.

Organized by the Cayman Motorsports Association dexterity racing is expected to get under way from 6pm.

As usual technical inspection is slated to be held on Friday evening from 7pm at Parkers.

From there Breakers hosts another drag meet, this time being put on by Speedway owner Robert Campbell.

That meet takes place on Halloween night, Saturday October 31 from 6pm.

Racing will be split up into 6-9 second classes with a $5 spectator fee and $10 racer fee in effect (females race free).

A test and tune session is slated to take place next Friday October 30 at 6pm.

Both sessions are slated to last for four hours.

In an effort to improve local drag times American dragster Billy Moffitt will be hosting an instructional seminar on Thursday night from 6pm to 10pm.

That session is expected to focus on techniques and tips in regards to burn-outs and launching.

In addition Moffitt will be prepping the track with a new brand of chemicals that are slated to help with 1/8 mile times.

News of those impending races comes two Saturdays after the latest successful meet at Breakers.

A new race series titled Full Throttle launched off in Cayman to the hoopla and fanfare of some 500 spectators.

Most of the big names in the drag racing community were on hand to watch the action including Joe Myrie Powell, Armando Ebanks and Billy Ebanks.

The first meet of the series went off without a hitch under the guidance of the Cayman Motorsports Association.

Roughly 26 drivers came out to Breakers to race their cars and trucks across three classes in the form of the street, pro street and pro race sections.

In addition to bragging rights drivers would compete for a number of triple digit cash prizes.

The three big winners on the night would be Karyn Bodden, Ian Tibbetts and Junior Hydes.

Bodden ran her artic white Porsche Cayman S to the street class win, beating out an army of Hondas including Jimel McLean’s golden Integra Type-R (in spite of his ‘Jimel shifts’).

Tibbetts took centre stage in his white late 90s’ Chevy Corvette armed with a nitrous-injected V8 engine and racing slicks.

Tibbetts beat out over eight cars including Sammy Jackson’s white GMC Sierra Denali that makes well over 403hp.

Hydes won the pro race class in his red and yellow 1980’s Ford Mustang, beating out the green Chevrolet Camaro of Delroy Forbes in the final.

One of the most notable happenings at the meet was the setting of a new local record for cars.

Dail Davis ran his black 1989 Ford Mustang down the 1/8 mile drag strip in a time of 6.180s on his first qualifying run.

Unfortunately that would be Davis’ last run over 100mph for the event as his car succumbed to technical problems.

Nevertheless Davis’ time bettered the old record of 6.199s which he set back in April of this year.

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