Breakers Speedway saw some great action recently.
The presence of Jamaican and
Floridian dragsters two weeks ago was part of a phenomenal event at the track
that saw it all from stunts, new records and even a minor bike crash.
Jamaican Craig Lue brought his blue
Mitsubishi Evolution VII that set the track’s AWD record. Countryman Dean Shaw
brandished a white Chevy Camaro that made consistent five second runs.
Floridian bike racer Victor Gotay
set the new bike record on Chris Moore’s Suzuki motorcycle.
The result is that the 2000 people
in attendance got their money’s worth of thrills and credit for that goes to
both the local and visiting racers. However it would be remiss to ignore the role
of the volunteers behind the scenes.
A key figure in that regard is
frequent contributor Billy Moffitt. An American drag racer, he usually comes
down to Cayman every few months to coordinate preparation of the track prior to
Moffitt, who is known for bringing
his long “bottoms up” drag car to these shores years ago, did much of the work
involved in smoothing the track’s surface last month and ensured tires attained
ample grip and traction down the 1/8 mile stretch.
Breakers Speedway owner Robert Campbell says the event
could not have happened without Moffitt’s assistance.
“Everyone had personal bests, 14
track records were broken and our local guys ran well. There’s no way all of
that would have happened if the track was not properly prepped.
“Billy almost single-handedly did
the track prep and dealt with the VHT.”
Moffitt was not the only man who
made a difference. The meet had an added air of safety with the presence of a
fire truck, an ambulance van and fire and rescue personnel.
There were also security guards
around the premises. One of the most notable ones was Orlando Wilson who kept
the pit area clear of spectators.
From there the meet had over 15
officials responsible for keeping the event moving on and off the track. Among
the more notable persons were Rudy Ritch controlling the timing system, Ricky
Bodden (a prominent figure in local darts) organizing the various heats and
Simeon Markman operating the timing system in the tower.
Brenton Williams manned the track’s
entrance, Feldasu “Fred” Singh organized spectator parking and Monica Lewis
manned the vending area.
Competitors dealt with George Mais
for registration while Barry Ingram and Jerry Holness did technical inspection
of the competing vehicles.
With so many things having gone
right for this meet plans are already in place for another event in May. More
concrete details on that race will come at a later date.
Ultimately Campbell credits the volunteers for the
success of last month’s international meet.
“I had lots of help in the tower
and with marshalling. All of those people completed the links in the proverbial
chain. Hats off to everyone who helped make it happen.
“It’s all a work in progress but
thanks to those people we had the best meet we’ve ever put on at Breakers.
Overall everything was there from community support to record runs to the
performance of the local cars.”