Glenroy Sinclair, Assignment Coordinator
Excitement is expected to reach fever pitch at Dover on Heroes Day, Monday, October 15, when the country's top circuit-racing drivers clash in the grand finale race meet.
At the launch yesterday, president of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC), Captain Marck Carey, disclosed that Doug Gore will be back for the grand finale meet. This was further confirmed by the Montegonian, who said he will be competing in one of the lower classes, the IP45.
This means Gore will have a challenging task of keeping the needle of the Audi S5, below the 1:45 seconds barrier during the event. If he goes beyond it, then he will be disqualified.
"I really will have to watch the needle on the clock," commented Gore, who says, he will not be competing for fun, but coming all out to take the checkered flag.
In May of this year, his Audi TT was involved in an accident on the track and got badly damaged. It was sent overseas for repairs and is not expected back in the island until sometime next year.
"There is no way I could keep away from the track this weekend," said Gore, who was really looking forward to renewing his rivalry with David Summerbell.
Though he will not be competing in the same events as Summerbell, Gore is anticipating serious challenges from drivers in the IP45 Class.
Summerbell plans to wrap up the driver of the year championship and use the meet as part of his preparation for the third and final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship, which concludes in Guyana next month.
There will also be motorcycle events. All the top drivers said their cars are prepared and ready and will do their talking on the track on Monday.
The Antilles Group (TAG), has come on board as one of the major sponsor of the event. TAG is the largest fuel retailer, by volume, in Jamaica. It is the island's exclusive distributor of Shell bulk fuels and lubricants.