Circuit racing has been missing in
local motorsports for a long time. Now it seems Cayman is close to running
Breakers Speedway hosts a race meet this weekend that
will focus on drag racing and motorbike stunts. However there is a brief
circuit race on offer.
The storied Cam-speed race team is
slated to make a special appearance as they tackle a one kilometre course laid
out by Speedway
owner Robert Campbell. Roughly seven cars are expected to compete on Sunday 16 May.
Andy Bodden (Toyota MR-2), brother
John Bodden (Toyota Celica), Frank Williams (Nissan Silvia), John McLean Jr
(Honda Prelude), Angela McLean (Toyota Racing Development Yaris Turbo) and
Malsham Brown (Mazda Miata) are slated to take the stage. A surprise driver
will run in a Honda Civic.
Of the group, Andy Bodden has had
the most recent experience with circuit competition. He raced at Dover Raceway
last year in the Tony’s Toys Honda Civic.
Technically all the other drivers
(aside from Angela) are not far behind as they went to Dover last year as well, though they were in
the stands as spectators.
At Breakers this weekend the plan
is for all the drivers to run a timed lap at around 5:30pm and be placed in a
starting grid according to their times.
about the upcoming circuit race and the preparation for it.
“The circuit race will be a 1km
demo that starts and ends at the timing tower,” Campbell said. “It will be
roughly five laps with all of the cars running at the same time. On Tuesday we
tested it out with four drivers and marshals. Everything went well and I’m
pleased with what I saw.
“Sunday’s run is about giving the
spectators a sample of what is to come. Once the first official circuit race is
held in June the plan is to host one at the end of every month.”
Before the cars hit apexes and
corners they will tackle the straight line of a 1/8 mile drag strip. Drag
action gets going from 3pm on Sunday with spectators looking at a CI$5 entrance
Testing and tuning for the drag
competitors takes place on Saturday 15 May from 6pm to 10pm.