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Drivers fine-tune for Dover

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Motor sport fans attending next weekend's race meet at the Dover Raceway, St Ann, are in for an adrenaline-rush treat as a result of a very competitive line-up.

Organised by Jamaica Race Drivers' Club (JRDC), the star-studded line-up brings back memories of the days when Michael Lewis, Clinton 'Pinky' McGann, Peter Moodie Sr, Chris Issa, Peter 'Bull' Thompson and Ricky Vaz would thrill fans with their daredevil driving."It is going to be pretty interesting because I have upgraded my car and I will be taking the challenge to Doug Gore and David Summerbell. None will be exempt," said a very confident Chris Campbell, the JRDC champion driver for 2009.

But a smiling Summerbell said he is not intimidated by Campbell's comment and gave his reasons.

"We have worked on the car and it should be much faster than before. I am looking forward to establishing a new track record," said Summerbell, who was seen testing the car at the track last week.

"I will be doing this for my sponsors who have made it possible for me to race," the Caribbean champion driver told Automotives on Thursday.

In the meantime, Doug Gore is well advance in his preparation, and disclosed his Evolution 10 will be very fast. His brother, Matthew Williams, will be driving an Evolution 5 in the Thundersport event.

"The plan for Team MoBay is for my father, Neil Gore, to win the IP championship while Matthew and myself dominate the Thundersport event," said Gore.

Peter 'Bull' Thompson has confirmed that Allan Chen has been practising with his (Thompson's) RX7 Mazda. Thompson quickly cleared the air and stressed this does not mean that he will not be competing at the meet. Chen is a new, but high-quality driver. He is rated among the best of the new crop of drivers now competing at Dover.

"I do intend to participate, I am thinking about it," said Thompson, who hinted the May Pen Ice Team may be acquiring a car later this year.

- G.S.