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Reggae Racers rev up for Trinidad

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 7:00 AMNeville Graham
Doug Gore

A seven-man team will represent the Reggae Racers at the Wallerfield International Circuit in Trinidad in the second installment of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC). There are four drivers and three riders making up the team.

The Wallerfield Raceway is 18 miles from Port-of-Spain in Trinidad's North East. The repurposed World War Two airfield is expected to reverberate as the Jamaican team gives of their all against the best that the rest of the Caribbean has to offer. The first race will thunder off at 10 a.m. today.

 

Leader status

 

Doug Gore will pilot his Audi TT DTM in a bid to keep his leader status in the 4-wheel drive class. Gore spent all of Friday putting in a new engine in the Audi after the battering his car endured at the last Dover meet. He will be supported by Peter 'Zoom Zoom' Rae in his Mazda RX7. Rae leads the 2-wheel drive class in the Caribbean Championship. Allan Chen will be going hard in his Toyota Starlet while Peter Jagan will be charging in his Honda Integra.

The motorcycle team of Kyle Reynolds, Norman Chang and Mario Woon is expected to give a good account of themselves.

In terms of team standings, Jamaica lies second behind Trinidad on 278 points. Team manager Silbourn Clarke feels Jamaica has what it takes to overhaul the home advantage of the Trinidadians before the next meet scheduled for September 4 in Barbados. The final meet in the CMRC series is slated for mid-November in Guyana.

neville.graham@gleanerjm.com