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Motor sport in Jamaica is on the rise and is making a growing contribution to not only the island’s sports-tourism product but to the local economies of the various cities, towns and villages that the events visit across the island on the way to bringing motorsports excitement and entertainment to every nook and cranny of the green isle, on a “hill and gully” ride of thrilling proportions. Record attendance at 2011 events and a solid calendar for 2012 indicate that the sport is headed in the right direction.
Affiliated to the world governing body of motorsports, Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) is the island’s governing body for motor sport; it also represents the interests of its member clubs in discussions with Government departments which facilitate the sport in the island, in particular the Ministries of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
With the release of the 2012 calendar and reflecting on the 2011 season, it can be seen that despite the prevailing financial climate, interest in motor sport from participants, spectators and advertisers alike continues to rise. As a responsible governing body it is the duty of the JMMC to foster the growth and development of each genre of the sport across the island, spreading its activities through each of the fourteen parishes as much as possible.
The associations that organize motor racing in Jamaica are:
JMMC: The Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club: rally, sprints & dexterities at venues islandwide. 7 Central Ave Kgn 5 Phone: 934-1288. www.jamaicamotorsports.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/JMMC/178228662233660
President: Dean Corrodus Ph: 361-9800 Vice President: Rosie Jadusingh 381-5307.
JRDC: The Jamaica Race Drivers Club: circuit racing at Dover Raceway in St. Ann. 154 Constant Spring Rd, Kgn Ph: 924-5732
www.jrdc.org and http://www.facebook.com/groups/364423274312/
President Marck Carey Ph: 371-3760
JKA: Jamaica Karting Association: go karting at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston.
159a Orange St, Kingston. President Peter Rae Ph: 891-9852 Vice President Neil Williams Ph: 383-5344.
http://www.iriekart.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=50339976964
Jamwest Speedway: Drag Racing. For administration, contact Jerome Ennis, Home Solutions, Negril Ph 381-0872 Fax 957-4159. For operations, contact Winsor Young at Young’s Service Centre, 133 Dalling St, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland. Ph: 955-3751 Fax 918-3691
Irie Racing, Motocross and off-roading. 28 Allerdyce Drive Ph: 286-6149 http://www.facebook.com/IrieRacing
Here is the proposed 2012 motorsports calendar:
14 - JMMC Annual Awards ceremony
15 - JMMC Dirt Sprint #1, Jamwest, Westmoreland
05–JMMC Dirt Sprint #2, Badda Badda Raceway, Priory, St. Ann.
11 – NACAM Prizegiving, Panama.
12 – JKA #1
19 – JMMC Dexterity #1 Sat night, ATL Plaza, Bogue.
26 – Jamwest
04 – Rally 1
11 – JKA 2
18 – JMMC Dirt Sprint #3, Palm Springs Raceway, St. Elizabeth.
25 – JMMC JMMC Dexterity #2, Meikle’s Block Factory, Spur Tree, Manchester.
01 – Irie Motocross
06- Good Friday
08/09 - JRDC Easter Meet
15 – Stunt Wars Badda Badda, Priory, St. Ann.
22 – JMMC Dexterity #3, Tyre Warehouse Portmore, St. Catherine 29 – Jamwest/ JKA 3
13 – JMMC Rally #2
19/20 – JRDC Caribbean Championship Meet
23 – Labour Day
27 – JKA 4
03 – JMMC Dext #4/King of the Hill Barbados
08-10 – Rally Barbados
17 – JMMC Dirt Sprint #4 Thetford Great House, Clarendon.
24 – Jamwest
01 – JKA 5&6
08 – JMMC Dexterity #5, Master Block, Knockpatrick, Manchester. 15 - JMMC Dirt Sprint #5, Llandrumney, St. Mary
22 – Irie Motocross
01 – Emancipation Day
05/06 – Independence Day JRDC Meet
12 – Irie Motocross
19 – JMMC Dexterity #6, Junction, St. Elizabeth.
26 – JKA 6
September 23 – JKA 7
01 - JMMC Dexterity #7, Montego Bay.
07- Irie Motocross
14/15 – Heroes Day JRDC Meet
21 – JMMC Rally 3
28 – JKA 8
04 – JMMC Dirt Sprint #6 Venue TBA
11 – JMMC Dexterity #8, Jagstrip, Clarendon. 18 – JKA 9
25 – Jamwest
07-09 - JMMC Rally Jamaica Gravel
16 - Irie Racing/Dexterity #9, Llandrumney, St. Mary
30 - JMMC Dexterity #10
The annual awards ceremony of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club will take place at the Wexford Hotel on Montego Bay’s Hip Strip on Saturday, January 14, starting at 7pm. Awards will be presented to winners in the sprint, rally, dexterity, marshalling and club categories. Dress code is chic Caribbean casual.
The first speed event of the 2012 season will get underway at noon the next day at Jamwest Speedway, Old Hope, Westmoreland, where intense preparation work is already underway, as the club kicks off a packed 2012 calendar with the first of 6 scheduled loose surface timed events. Set on a very fast 1.8 mile course destined to be Jamaica’s next paved circuit, the wide, smooth and totally enjoyable marl surface is being further refined to host the dirt sprint cars entered for the national sprint championship. Admission is adults $1,000.00 and patrons can look forward to an expanded, shaded seating area with a commanding view of the facility, with new competitor paddock areas and the smoothest, widest dirt track surface on the island.
For further information on this event, visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/events/202549919839715/, the club’s website at www.jamaicamotorsports.com or call Dean Corrodus @ 940-0000.