Racers honour Boddens

Al and Jay Bodden made a huge contribution to local motorsports and their memory will be honoured through a race.

The Cayman Motorsports Association will stage the third annual Al and Jay Memorial Time Attack on Sunday, 27 November. Taking place at the Progressive Loop, racing takes place all day starting from 8am.

The meet is dedicated to Al and Jay Bodden, who used to own the land where the Progressive Loop course sits today. Al died many years ago while his dad Jay passed on in 2009.

Sunday’s meet is officially the last autocross event for 2011. It comes after the association staged its Time Attack series this year. The unofficial standings show Jimel McLean, behind the wheel of a Honda Civic hatchback, won the Two Wheel Drive and Street Battle classes. The Unlimited division was a tie between Bobby Hulse (in his Toyota Altezza) and Keith ‘Speedy’ Tibbetts III (in his Valvoline Impreza), though Tibbetts III claimed the Unlimited Battle segment.

Outside of the autocross event, motorsports fans can check out a sound battle at the A.L. Thompson’s parking lot. Taking place on Saturday, 26 November from 6pm, the event is called ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ and is organized by the Cayman Auto Enthusiasts Association.

Mandatory registration for Sunday’s race takes place at Parkers on Friday, 25 November at 7pm. For more information e-mail [email protected]

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