Jamaicans gearing up

The clock is winding down and just like last year, Cayman motorsports is about to be invaded by its neighbours.

With locals ready to duel on the track, Breakers Speedway should be the site of an epic battle this weekend.

Breakers, in association with the Cayman Sports car Network, hosts an international drag meet titled “Jamaican Invasion.”

Races start at 2pm on Sunday 30 January with the track open for testing on Saturday 29 January.

The entrance fee for racers is CI$25 with the fee for spectators being $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday.

When they last came, the Jamaican racing contingent was lead by Dean Shaw in his white Chevy Camaro.

Shaw dominated the meet and set the overall track record with an astonishingly quick time of 5.672 seconds.

Craig Lue was plagued with drive train issues in his Mitsubishi Evolution VII but thanks to some help from the local Evo community, he was able to source parts.

He went on to establish a record for the four-wheel drive class with a 6.325s pass.

The only solace of the day for local racers was the grudge match that pitted Lue against Cayman’s Jody Jervis.

Cayman claimed the victory as Jervis’ monstrous white skyline crossed the line first.

One year later, both Shaw and Lue’s times are history; having been smashed by local racers repeatedly.

Sammy Jackson, whose current best now stands at 5.79s, is close but it is Billy Ebanks with a time of 5.567s who is now the new overall record holder at Breakers.

In the four wheel drive class, three competitors have run faster than 6.3s with the current record holder being Patrick Campbell, who posted a time of 6.090s down the 1/8 mile strip.

For all of the results, pictures and information about this weekend’s race log on to www.csn.ky.

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