East End race track in planning process

The Cayman Islands Department of Planning is considering a proposal by the Cayman Hot Rod Association to build a race track in East End. 

The plans for the new race track include a quarter-mile drag strip, road course with several turns, pit areas and grandstands. The plans also feature a pair of two-storey buildings for VIP seating and race control – one for drag racing and one for the road course – as well as a one-storey building for administration, bathrooms, concessions and gift shop. 

The track is located east of High Rock Road in East End. 

In late November, the association held its annual general meeting to discuss, among other things, the proposed track, which is to be called “High Rock Raceway”, according to the association’s website.  

No more Breakers 

Cayman’s racing community has been without an official home since December 2011, when Breakers Speedway held its last official race. UK-based developer Crown Acquisitions Worldwide purchased the Breakers site from Robert Campbell’s Race Ltd. in November 2012 for US$1.65 million. 

In March 2013, the Central Planning Authority approved Crown Acquisitions’ application for a 115-lot residential subdivision on the 51-acre site. 

High Rock 

Since at least 2009, the Cayman Hot Rod Association has publicly been looking to build a track at High Rock. The general area of the track was a site for drag racing in the past. 

The association’s application was filed with the planning department on 5 December, 2012. The current application differs from previous plans, which showed the road course to be shaped like the outline of Grand Cayman. The circuit track in the current plans does not resemble any of the Cayman Islands. 

The plans have a 711-space general parking lot, two additional parking lots for media/VIPs and personnel and space for future parking lots. 

The architect on the plan is Architextura Ltd. 

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Rendering of the Cayman Hot Rod Association’s proposed raceway in East End. – Image: Submitted
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