Glenroy Sinclair, Assignment Coordinator
After nail-biting, bumper-to-bumper rivalry on the track at Dover Raceway, last year's champion driver Kyle Gregg has begun shopping around for a new car so he can take the challenge to the bigger boys.
Gregg was among three Total Lubricant-sponsored drivers who stole the spotlight at last Sunday's race meet, held at the Dover Raceway, St. Ann. The other two were David Summerbell Jr and Andre Anderson.
"I am looking forward to step up in class," said Gregg, who is hoping to take the fight to the top brass of the MP4 Class, which includes Doug Gore, Peter Rae and Summerbell.
Summerbell and Gregg won three races each, last Sunday. The day, however, belonged to Summerbell, who took advantage of weak opposition. Rae, the man who many believed could have upstaged him, fell short and could only manage two second place finishes.
"We had some issues with the car. It did not live up to expectations," said Rae, who came into the meet with a 'never say die' attitude.
According to Gregg, it was the first time he had had to push so hard, because Alan Chen refused to give up.
George Bayley, who got rousing applause at Wednesday night's presentation and awards ceremony in New Kingston, demonstrated that with a better race car, he can defy the odds.
Among other drivers who made a good impression were the aggressive female competitor Natasha Chang, Tarik Minott, Heath Causewell and Gary Barrett. Motorcyclists Adrian Blake and Andre Norman put on a good show for the crowd, which loved every moment.
The race of the day was the grand finale, the Thundersport event, which had the spectators screaming. Apart from the battle between the frontrunners, each group of cars had its own mini rivalry. At one stage, two of the Total-sponsored drivers - Summerbell and Anderson - took charge of the frontline, exchanging the lead until Anderson's car developed mechanical problems and dropped out. The race was eventually won by Summerbell.