Dover Easter Carnival of Speed preview

Preparations are in high gear for the season opening “Carnival of Speed” event, the first of four meets in the Jamaica Race Driver’s Club national circuit racing championships.Not only is the venue at Dover Raceway in St. Ann being readied at a feverish pace, but race teams across the island have been working assiduously to prepare competition vehicles for the challenges to be faced in the various categories.

Word on the net is that David “The King” Summerbell’s Total/Cariburst/Motorcraft sponsored Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII has been fully sorted out now with a 2.3 litre AMS engine, sequential gearbox, upgraded brakes and a possible new aero package. His main rival, Douglas “Hollywood” Gore, who turned the tables on the King in 2011 to win both the Modified Production Class 4 and Thundersport Class 2 titles, has received a new widebody kit for hi L Automotive/Petcom/Wata/Boom Energy Drink Audi TT DTM racecar, as well as a new gearbox with ratios better suited for the undulations and twists of the Caribbeans most challenging and daunting track. An engine tune up is just about the only other task left to ready the championship winning Audi for the season.

Defending Drivers Champion Kyle Gregg and young hotshot Andre Anderson have joined the Total team as well as Samantha Summerbell, teenage daughter of the King (thats makes her a princess, doesn’t it?). She will be driving the ex Chad Phillips 5 Zigen Honda Civic.

Chris “Bossy” Campbell” is reported to have acquired and installed a new V8, normally aspirated engine in his Fruta sponsored BMW, while Dane Chuck has acquired Campbell’s former Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV. Team member Joslyn Crawford has been seen testing his immaculately turned out Ford Escort at the track as well.

Guy Fraser, the humble cane farmer from Westmoreland, is set to return to Dover in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, as well as Team Mobay Racing’s Gary Williams in a similar car and Dean Corrodus in the Automotive Performance Centre Ltd/Maxxis Tyres/ATL Automotive Honda Civic Type R.

The Bayley brothers, Charles and Alan Chen, Don Gilbert, Peter Rae, Peter Thompson, the Causwells, Teddy Burton, Richard Martin, Marck Carey, Cressmore White, Team Speed Factory, the Williams brothers, the Browns Town crew, Tarik Minott, Big Rat, Peter Jaggon and Team Outkast Racing, Raymond Donaldson, Charles Maxwell plus a slew of participants in the Bracket 45 category have all been known to be making ready for the big day.

Bikers Adrian Blake and Richard Chung have been seen practicing at the track in recent weeks, and this popular section of racing should have good representation at the Easter Carnival.

Extensive improvements to the infrastructure at the facility continues with the erection of hundreds of feet of chain link fencing and gates to seperate the spectator areas from the racing surface.

Food court facilities and VIP lounge areas will also be at the peak of readiness come Easter Monday

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JMMC/Tru Juice Rally 2012 results

Results Tru Juice Rally 2012
1. Spencer Whittingham/Corey Miller   Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5   JN8   32.18.326
2. Jordan Powell/Robert Singh   Toyota Corolla FX   JA2   32.33.178
3. Peter Jaggon/Victor Handal   Subaru Impreza WRX   JN8   32.39.436
4. Matthew Gore/raymond Farqueharson   Toyota Starlet   JA2   32.49.576
5. Keith Saunders/Sean Pierre   Chevrolet Chevette   JA3   52.38.509
6. Thomas Hall/Dmitri Dawkins   Toyota Starlet   JA4   DNF   Rolled SS6
7. Daryl King/Rameses McGregor   Honda Civic   JA2   DNF   Rolled SS1   2nd fastest on stage

10 stages           Wins
Whittingham   4
Powell           1
Jaggon           3
Gore                   2

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February Jamaican Motorsports roundup

The first two months of 2012 have come to a close and has seen a flurry of activity on the motorsports scene, as a packed calendar has been aggressively executed across our island home by the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) and its affiliates in the disciplines of dexterities, sprints, drag racing and go-karting. The next two months will see action in the circuit racing arena and motocross, the remaining disciplines to host their inaugural 2012 events.

Drag racing

Jamwest Speedway has seen action both in the JMMC National Sprint championship on January 15 when the first of six rounds were held there, and also in the drag racing discipline. A most successful event was held on February 26 to start the five event 2012 season. Improvements to the facility in the expansion into a circuit facility and ironing out of some old issues has created a new interest in the venue, as the tireless efforts of operations manager Winsor Young and Jamwest principal Ian Gordon looks set to reap great rewards this year.

Watch the Lights, Jamwest Meet 1 results.

16 seconds

Winner       –  Andre Parkin   Toyota Starlet   Runner up  – Christopher  Simpson  Honda Accord

15 seconds

Winner       – Joel  Patman    Nissan Sunny   Runner up  – Yhan Chinloy   Hyundai Accent

14 seconds

Winner       – Damion Scott  Fiat Uno   Runner up  – Richard Fray  Honda Integra

13 seconds

Winner       – Andrew Palmer   Honda Integra Type R   Runner up  – Bryan Chambers  Subaru Impreza  WRX

12 seconds

Winner       – Andre Kerr  Toyota Corolla  Runner up  – Kirby Smallhorne Toyota Starlet

11 seconds

Winner       – Herbie Edwards Nissan Pulsar GTi-R Runner up  –  N/A

10 seconds

Winner       – Kinglsey Depass  Toyota MR2  Runner up  – N/A

Go karting.

The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) also held its first event of the season on Sunday, February 26, and the revival of the Kid kart class that has been dormant for the past two years seems to be an area of interest, as Thomas Gore, son of decorated racing driver Douglas “Hollywood” Gore, made his debut at the event. Dubbed “generation next” by a popular newspaper columnist, the beginner class populated by 5-7 year olds should see interesting battles through the year as the series develops, as if young Tommi is anything like his father, the “lights, camera, action!” will now come to bear on this class of racing.

Results can be found here:

Mark Moodie (50cc), Joshua Sirgany (Minimax), Thomas Issa (Rotax Junior), Peter Moodie Jr (Rotax Masters) & Colin Daley Jr (Senior) dominated their respective classes.

Newly elected JKA president Neil Williams is upbeat about the prospects of the association for 2012, as a move to host karting events in Montego Bay is already being discussed in conjunction with the JMMC in an attempt to broaden the reach and exposure of the association, as close, competitive racing exists across the classes in this discipline.


An exciting Wet ‘n Slide dexterity event took place at ATL Bogue City Centre in Montego Bay on the night of Saturday, February 18, and lived up to its promise of spectacular driving, good fun and food. Class winners in that event were Jordan Powell and Doug “Hollywood” Gore driving ATL Automotive supplied VW Polo and Audi S4 coupe respectively and Maurice “Wurl Boss” Whittingham and Ameer Johnson driving Team Mad Dem Racing Toyotas.

Sprint series.

The national Sprint series has already run two of its scheduled six events, with the first event at Jamwest on January 15 and the second event at Badda Badda Raceway on February 5. Class leaders after the two rounds are Jordan “Frosty” Powell in the highly competitive JA2 class on a maximum 300 points after his two first place finishes driving the R&B Auto Parts Toyota Corolla FX, Dean Corrodus on 220 points in Class JA3 with his Automotive Performance Centre Ltd/Maxxis Tyres/ATL Automotive Honda Civic Type R, Alan Chen in the JA4 class driving his Allied Concrete Toyota Corolla GTS on 50 points, Peter Jaggon on 150 points in Class JN8 in his IGL Gases Subaru Impreza WRX and Richard Chan in class JA8 driving his Excel Electronic Security Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV ON 70 points.

Upcoming events for March are:

  1. the Tru Juice Rally to be held on Sunday, March 4 in the orange groves of Bog Walk,
  2. Meet #2 for the Jamaica Karting Association at Palisadoes International Raceway on March 11
  3. JMMC Sprint #3, the  Brighton River Run 2012 on March 18 set for Palm Springs raceway in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth starting at 11 am

4. JMMC Dexteirty #3, Blockbuster “We set the trend!” at Meikle’s Block Factory, Spur Tree, Manchester on March 25

Written by jmmcsecretariat in: Results |

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