All eyes on Sammy’s Camaro power

It’s no secret that Sammy Jackson has one of Cayman’s fastest cars. Next weekend motorsports fans will get a chance to see if his American muscle is unbeatable.

Jackson and his 2000 Chevy Camaro SS are slated to be on display next Sunday 27 March. A local drag meet, titled “Cayman’s Fastest,” is slated to take place at the Breakers Speedway 1/8 mile race track.

The event, being put on by the newly formed Cayman Islands Drag Racing Association, is expected to feature a number of fast cars.

For the record Jackson has the fastest late-model Camaro in Cayman. His best time is 5.78 seconds at 125mph. The car is far from stock with a 565 cubic inch big-block Chevy engine and a TH400 automatic racing transmission among the modifications in place.

In addition he comes in with momentum and as a favourite after defeating Jamaican racer Dean Shaw (in his white 1960’s Chevy Camaro) at the last international 
meet in January.

The two other big names being mentioned in the build-up to the race are Dail Davis and Billy Ebanks. Davis, behind the wheel of his black 1989 Ford Mustang, ran a new personal best in January of 5.92 seconds.

Ebanks meanwhile has a Dodge Daytona that has the current track record for fastest 
time at 5.567s.

Racing for the meet is slated to start at 1pm with gates being open from 12 noon. There is a $10 entry fee in effect with pit passes available for an additional $5. News of this month’s meet comes after the last major event in January.

A pair of Jamaican racers in Shaw and Robert Ilgner (in a blue Mazda RX-7) came down to compete with Ilgner running a personal best of 6.128s to beat Kenrick “Banks” Baker in his black Mitsubishi Evolution III.

Another international race is slated for 17 April with additional competitors coming from Trinidad and possibly Florida to join the Jamaican contingent.

For those looking for more than drag racing, autocross is also on tap that weekend. The Cayman Motorsports Association’s monthly Time Attack series slides into form on 
Sunday 27 March as well.

Oddly enough that event is slated to start 12 noon in 
George Town.

For more information call 916-2437 or 916-2168.

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