Cayman’s monthly autocross race
takes place next weekend and much of the focus seems headed to Ajoni Ambersley.
The West Bay native is in the thick of the chase for a division title.
Ambersley, 21, sports a black
Nissan Primera which dodges cones at the Progressive loop on Sparky Drive, off
Shedden Road in George Town. The young Arsenal fan is a front runner for the
2010 Two Wheel Drive class title in the Cayman Motorsports Association Time Attack
Last month the young man added a
wrinkle to his assault on the standings with a new engine. The lowered
four-door saloon is slated to make more horsepower and work the numerous
suspension parts. Among them is Bilstein springs and shocks, an upgraded sway
bar and Toyo R1R tyres.
To his credit Ambersley did well as
he placed second in the event in a time of 69.923s. He was milliseconds behind
fellow West Bayer Jerad Ebanks and his 69.407s time and just ahead of Jerad’s
brother Josen Ebanks. Both Ebanks brothers ran a grey Toyota Starlet Turbo.
Saturday 28 August sees the August
edition of the autocross event at the Progressive loop. As usual action will
take place in the evening hours. For that race Ambersley could again face a big
crowd in his class. Among the notable competitors in last month’s field is Time
Attack regular and established local racer Alchrist Bodden.
A press release from the
motorsports association states Ambersley will be a driver to watch. It states:
“Alchrist had done a few improvements since the last race and his driving
showed definite improvement. Also making improvements to their car was Ajoni
who switched over to a new engine. True to tradition though, Ajoni only
finished the swap the night before the race. Next week’s battle should prove
very interesting as Ajoni gets comfortable with the car.”