Racers rev up Halloween fun

For most residents this weekend will be a sweet one.

With Halloween festivities all over the islands there will be plenty of tricking and treating to enjoy.

Bikes

Bikes have been breaking many records lately.
Photo: Matthew Yates

Most sports are hosting an event of some sort to capitalize on the celebrations and motorsports is one of them.

Tomorrow night sees the launch of a Halloween drag race at Breakers Speedway. The meet is being organized by Speedway owner Robert Campbell.

Action is slated to take place 6-10pm across five sections in the 6,7,8,9 and bike classes.

Female racers are encouraged to compete as they can race free. Meanwhile male drivers pay a CI$10 fee. Spectators pay a CI$5 entrance fee.

Leading up to tomorrow’s race is a test and tune session tonight at the track from 6pm to 10pm.

This weekend’s action comes after Breakers held a drag racing tutorial by American dragster Billy Moffitt last night.

Moffitt, who will stay in Cayman over the weekend to help with the race, held a four hour long session on how to properly launch and perform burn-outs.

Moffitt has been to Cayman on a number of occasions, normally to help out with preparations for races at Breakers.

This time around he volunteered to prep the track with a new mix of chemicals which are expected to provide better traction for tires.

Judging by the events that have been held this year spectators can be on the look-out for possible track records being broken.

Just weeks ago Dante ‘Ross’ Hydes ran a time of 6.167s at 117mph down the 1/8 mile strip on his Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle. That time set the new track record for local racers.

Hydes’ time also surpassed the previous mark of 6.199s at 110mph, held by Dail Davis in his black 1989 Ford Mustang, which he set back in April.

On the same occasion Hydes set the new record for bikes with a time of 6.187s, ahead of the 6.261s mark set by Jamie McLaughlin on his Suzuki GSX-R in March.

Davis was not done putting his name in the record books however. He ran a time of 6.180s in his Mustang, which is the new track record for local cars.

That time was set at the inaugural Cayman Motorsports Association Full Throttle drag race three weeks ago.

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