2015 CMRC

CMRC15-01: December 17, 2014

Four rounds confirmed for Seaboard Marine CMRC 2015

The Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) will be fought out over four rounds for the first time in 2015. Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago will each host a round of the premier regional championship, with Seaboard Marine confirmed as title sponsor for the sixth year.
Just days after a landmark weekend for regional motor sport, during which two-man teams from the four host countries faced one another in the inaugural ROC Caribbean (December 13) at the Race Of Champions staged at Bushy Park Barbados, the Caribbean Motor Racing Association (CMRA) announced next year’s dates.
Ray Rahaman, Chairman of the CMRA Management Committee, which administers the CMRC’s sporting and technical regulations, said: “We are motivated by the success of the restructured 2014 series, with revised regulations that allowed for the most subscribed and competitive race car and driver participation on our regional racetracks to date.
“Regional motor racing can only become more exciting in 2015 when we stage a four-round series, and with additional emphasis on all the classes that will support Group 4, as we spread the net wider and include more competitors.”
Seaboard Marine’s Vice President, Caribbean Division, Stephen Bell said: “We are very pleased to continue our sponsorship of the CMRC and are looking forward to working with the Caribbean Motor Racing Association to enhance the appeal of the series and to foster great camaraderie among Caribbean peoples.”
The Championship will kick off in Jamaica over the weekend of February 28/March 1, which is earlier than usual – in recent years, CMRC has started in May - with Trinidad & Tobago hosting round two on June 20/21; the third round will be in Barbados on September 12/13, with the decider in Guyana, on November 14/15.
Not only does the curtain-raiser move to an earlier date, but also away from Dover Raceway to a new venue, the Jamwest Speedway, as part of a huge launch of Jamaica’s 2015 motor sport season, the International SpeedWest Weekend. Charles Chen, Chairman of the Jamaica Race Drivers’ Club (JRDC), the CMRA affiliate in Jamaica, said: “Having missed the chance to host a round of the CMRC in 2014, we’re excited about this new venture. We recognise that the success of the CMRC is important and that it will always drive the best out of us and therefore improve the quality of our sport locally.”
The Trinidad & Tobago Automobile Sports Association (TTASA) returned to the Championship for the first time in eight years as a host club in 2014, after motor sport enthusiasts from across the island joined forces to restore the Wallerfield circuit to a useable condition. TTASA President Robert Amar said: “As the Caribbean solidifies the Championship and new infrastructure in the sport becomes available, we anticipate sponsors will be attracted to support the CMRC, which will soon become the region’s premier motor racing event.”
After missing out on hosting the CMRC last year for the first time since 2008, because the redevelopment of Bushy Park was already under way, Barbados staged the opening round of the 2014 series earlier than usual in July. Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) Chairman Sean Maloney explained: “The Barbados round has traditionally been in late August or early September, and we are pleased to move back, as this year’s date meant some clashes with other island activities, which impacted on our event.”
The only date in the calendar to remain in the same slot is the traditional season finale at the South Dakota Circuit. Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) President John Carpenter commented: “Each year, our motor racing season builds towards the Final Showdown of the CMRC, which always provides close and spectacular racing. As the winners of both the Country Championship and Group 4 Drivers title in 2014, we look forward to welcoming the cream of regional drivers to settle next year’s competition.”
Further details of the sporting and technical regulations of the 2015 CMRC will be announced in the coming weeks.

Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship 2015
February 28/March 1 - round 1, Jamwest, Jamaica
June 20/21 - round 2, Wallerfield, Trinidad & Tobago
September 12/13 - round 3, Bushy Park Barbados
November 14/15 - round 4, South Dakota, Guyana

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JMMC Annual General Meeting & Elections

Dear All:

This serves to advise that the JMMC Annual General Meeting & Elections previously announced for Saturday December 13, 2014 has been postponed following several requests from members.   The new date will be Saturday January 10, 2015, the proposed venue being the Liguanea Club, Knutsford Blvd, Kingston 5 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Please be advised that nominations for officers to form the next Executive Committee for the JMMC to hold office for 2015-2016 remains open. ONLY PAID UP MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO make Nominations and/or to be nominated for positions to the new committee.


Nominations will remain open until Saturday January 10, 2015, until the closing of nominations as called by the meeting Chairman.

Nominations are to be submitted in writing to the JMMC office at 6 Westminster Road, Kingston 10 or sent in via email and are to be  addressed to the JMMC Board Secretary Marcia Dawes at Emails with nomination should read in the subject line “Nomination JMMC Board 2015-2016”.

A copy of the meeting agenda is attached.

Copies of the last AGM meeting minutes will be sent to all paid up members shortly.


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Young driver training programme

Friday July 4, 2014.

Young drivers to be trained

A select group of twelve (12) young Jamaican drivers are to undergo official training over the next three days, courtesy of the governing body for motorsports locally, the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC), through a grant from the world governing body, the Federation Internationale le Automobile (FIA).
The Young Driver Training Programme being organised by the JMMC through funding approved by the FIA.
Two United Kingdom based trainers are currently in the island to conduct the process, set for July 4-6, 2014. Colin and Helen Elstrop have been involved in motorsport for over 20 years; both are self-employed racing instructors dividing their time between places closer to home such as Croft Circuit in Darlington, or further flung frozen lakes in Sweden where they offer winter rallying tuition with Ice Driver.
This training programme consists of a range of theory input as well as skills development.  The material to be covered is outlined below.

Driving theory to cover:
The importance of fitness in motorsport
Performance Driving Techniques
Road Handling characteristics
Driving Skills Development

Driver knowledge
Personal Fitness
The right mental attitude
Goal Setting
Personal Safety
Safety of others

Practical Skills to include:
Track versus road
Vehicle safety features
Rev limits
Braking techniques
Racing lines
Heel & toe techniques
Overtaking rules and safety aspects
Vision and planning

There will be no cost to the participants to do the training.  Workshop sessions will be held at the Spanish Court Hotel and track training at the Palisadoes go kart track.
The twelve candidates are:
1.    Thomas Issa
2.    Sabrina Sirgany
3.    Chris-John Addison
4.    Matthew Williams
5.    Gordon McDowell Jr.
6.    Samantha Summerbell
7.    Colin Daley Jr.
8.    Najee Scott
9.    Andre Anderson
10. Daryl King
11. Dominic Peterkin
12. Timothy Stewart

The project is possible thanks to an FIA grant with additional funds coming from the ASN and local sponsors combined.

The project is being supported by Xsomo International, Stewarts Auto Group (who will be providing the cars for the practical sessions), Trade Wind Citrus and the Spanish Court Hotel.

This is the first of two projects that will be done this year through grant funds from the FIA.  The second will be a continuation of the Motorsports Officials Training programme started in 2013.
Contact programme administrator Marcia Dawes for more details @

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Jamaica Race Drivers Club AGM

Unit R1-3, Sagicor Industrial Complex,

7-9 Norman Road,

Kingston CSO

Jamaica W.I.

Tel: 484-9665

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club Limited will be held at Liguanea Club on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 7 pm for the following purposes:-

1. Welcome address by the President

2. Receive and Adopt Financial Report from Treasurer for the year ending December 31, 2013.

3. Elect and Adopt Directors of the Board

4. Address by newly elected President

5. Discuss any other Special Business.


Monique Gibbs



JMMC Awards function

Hello All,

This serves as a REMINDER that the JMMC’s Annual Awards Function will be held on Friday February 7, 2014 at 7pm. Venue The Knutsford Court Hotel in theBlue Mountain Suite.

We apologize for the short official Notice,

Best regards

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Mandela Hwy, Kingston 20 Jamaica, WI

Mailing Address: Box 216, Western District P O, Kingston 20.

Telephone: (876) 934-1288(876) 322-5314Email:

Come Race With Us

Ferry Industrial Terrace
10 Argyle Road, Kingston 10
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