Kingston, MoBay drivers set for big showdown at Dover
After qualifying sessions held yesterday under wet conditions at Dover Raceway in St Ann, an exciting showdown is anticipated this afternoon between the Kingston-based drivers and their counterparts from Western Jamaica, as the Carnival of Speed Easter race meet concludes today.
The Total Lubricant team, led by David Summerbell, Kyle Gregg and Andre Anderson - which is part of the Kingston contingent - all qualified on pole for today's battle, which is expected to be fierce.
Summerbell, who posted 1:18 seconds in the Thundersport II qualifying session, looks quite comfortable at this stage. Gregg dominated the Modified Production (MP) II class and Anderson did likewise in the MP III category.
"I could have gone much faster because the car feels good. My concern now is just the conditions of the track," responded Summerbell, when asked if he intends to establish a new lap record this time around.
Another Kingston-based driver, Peter 'Zoom Zoom' Rae and his DHL/Epping RX7 Mazda was at the Dyno in the wee hours of Sunday morning fine-tuning his preparation.
"We were at the dyno about 3 a.m. this morning (Sunday). The car is ready and my fans can expect a good show," said Rae.
Immediately after the qualifying session ended, the Montego Bay pair of Dean Corrodus and Guy Fraser gave a sneak preview of what can be expected today.
"Dean is really shining today. He won the first Bracket 29 event, while Fraser won the first Improved Production race," commented Monique Gibbs, communication officer of the Jamaica Race Drivers' Club, who spoke with The Gleaner from the race track yesterday.
Corrodus (Dean) had warned earlier that the Montego Bay-based team will be a force with which to be reckoned, especially with the inclusion of the young generation Ameer Johnson, Chris-John Addison and Nicholas Barnes. The latter two are students of Cornwall College. The Montego Bay team will also include Matthew Gore, Jordon Powell and Owen Campbell.