Big race coming

It has been a few months since
Breakers Speedway held a major race meet. The next one is coming next month.

A drag race for local racers titled
NAPA-Kirk Motors Summer Heat Action is set to take place Saturday 28 August.
The 1/8 mile asphalt strip will see racers compete in time classes from six to
nine seconds.

Race fees and spectator fees were
not disclosed at press time. Most likely both will be in the range of CI$5-10.

Track owner Robert Campbell spoke
about the decision to host the event now. “We’ve had a lot of interest from
Florida racers lately. Victor Gutay, the track’s current motorcycle time
record-holder, was here last weekend helping our racers tune their bikes.

“In fact the bikers had the track
Saturday and Sunday and came out in force. There were 28 of them out to test
and tune til 8pm on Saturday and about 24 of them on Sunday 3-5pm. The Cayman
Motorsports Association cancelled their drag race scheduled for Saturday due to
rain and both days things were shortened due to the inclement weather.

“There were also some people who
brought out their go-karts and did a few runs as well. I’m looking to start a
go-kart series with teenagers next month too. That will be purely for fun and
giving them a chance to learn to drive go-karts properly. There’s going to be
small karts for those aged 5-15 and bigger karts for the ones aged 15 and

“There’s been a lot of buzz around
the track and it’s a good time now for a big race. Also I’m sure the guys will
embrace the time brackets again as it is something that fits well for us with
the limited amount of (race) vehicles we have.”


Bikes took over Breakers last weekend.
Photo: Matthew Yates

Support local journalism. Subscribe to the all-access pass for the Cayman Compass.

Subscribe now