Locals revving up for Halloween

October is nearly over and racers in the Cayman Islands are set to end it with a bang.

A pair of races and a number of interesting developments are going on in the local motorsports community. For starters the monthly auto cross event, put on by the Cayman Motorsports Association, is taking place this Sunday, 23 October. The Progressive Loop hosts cone-dodging action as usual from 1pm.

From there the Cayman Islands Drag Racing Association stages a drag race called ‘Monster Dash.’ Slated for Sunday, 30 October, that meet takes place at the Breakers Speedway 1/8 mile track from 3pm. Association marketing officer Michael Webster states that competition should sport a special field.

“It will be the fourth event for the association, with the final one in December,” Webster said. “Watch out for the return of the Kirk Express in Tom Kirkconnell’s Honda Civic. Tom has the current Front Wheel Drive record at 6.8 seconds. We’re expecting he will get competition from Donald Francis in the Plan B turbo Honda Civic Type-R, who has run a time of 7.4 seconds.

“You can also watch out for runs between the big boys. There’s Billy Ebanks in the Dodge Daytona, Sammy Jackson in the Chevy Camaro and Ronnie Forbes in the Chevy-powered Mercedes Benz. Billy and Sammy have already run five seconds on the 1/8 so the question is will Ronnie make it to the fives and join them.

“I’d encourage the public to come out and enjoy. They can see some of the fastest cars in Cayman on the drag strip, where the races belong. I’d also like to thank the sponsors in NAPA, Security Centre and MultiImages along with all the volunteers at the association who make this possible.”

Additional drag racing action is slated to happen outside of the Halloween event. Breakers Speedway owner Robert Campbell states he will have the track open for public use this Sunday, 23 October, 3-6pm.

“The track will open on Sunday,” Campbell said. “Anyone running in the association’s October event should take advantage of the open date. The timing system will be up and working.”

Mandatory sign-up for this weekend’s autocross race is 7pm on Friday, 21 October at Automotive Art. For more details e-mail [email protected]

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