This weekend sees more automotive
excitement in Cayman courtesy of dexterity racing.
Saturday May 22 sees the next
instalment in the Valvoline/Parker’s Time Attack series. The Progressive loop
on Sparky Drive in George Town hosts all of the tire-shredding action from 7pm.
As usual race registration takes
place the night before with Parker’s auto supply store on North Sound Road
hosting driver sign-up on Friday May 21 at 7pm.
Saturday’s race comes after the
last Time Attack event took place in April. So far this season the drivers of
note have been Ajoni Ambersley in his Nissan Primera, Alchrist Bodden in his
Ford Mustang and West Bay brothers Josen and Jerad Ebanks in a Toyota Starlet
turbo. Bear in mind Keith “Speedy” Tibbetts III has been his usual dominant
self behind his Valvoline Subaru Impreza Sti.
Time Attack has a tough act to
follow after last weekend’s drag meet at Breakers Speedway. Aside from a glimpse
of circuit racing the race saw a new overall track record. Caymanian Billy
Ebanks ran a time of 5.567s at 123mph behind the wheel of a Dodge Daytona
muscle car. A surprise Ebanks had been working on for months, the car’s time
breaks the previous overall record set by Jamaican dragster Dean Shaw in his
Chevy Camaro (5.677s) and the Cayman record set by Sammy Jackson’s Camaro
Breakers Speedway Robert Campbell
was enthused by the fast pass.
“It was his third run that set the
new record and gave him US$1000 cash and a certificate,” Campbell said. “I
spoke to Dean Shaw in Jamaica and told him of the new record. His response was
“I can tear that up easy.” We will see in November for the international meet.