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Summerbell gears up for Easter meet

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Glenroy Sinclair, Assignment Coordinator

Like a classic horse working in the dark as it prepares for a particular race day to upset the apple cart, that's how Jamaica's top circuit racer, David Summerbell, has been gearing up for the big Easter Monday race meet at Dover in St Ann.

On the weekend, Summerbell was observed test driving his Total-sponsored Mitsubishi Evolution 8 quietly at the track, which was closed to the public.

"I test drive it using the sequential gearbox and it was frighteningly fast," an astonished Summerbell disclosed yesterday.

Season launch

This afternoon the car will be on display at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, where Team Summerbell and many sponsors will launch the 2012 motorsport season.

"We are coming to take back our track record," said Summerbell, who further explained that they will be effecting some additional repairs to his car before Easter Monday.

The former Campion College schoolboy is preparing for a major duel with Doug Gore, who used his Audi TT to dominate the major events at Dover last year.

After several clashes, which saw both Summerbell and Gore enjoying their moments of glory, the thousands of diehard fans are hungry for more and another exciting showdown is anticipated when the two meet again in the Thundersport events.

Another member of the Total-sponsored team who is ready and hungry for action is last year's champion driver, Kyle Gregg.

"My aim is to defend the titles I won last year," noted Gregg, who stressed that his preparation of the 'Carnival of Speed' race meet has already been completed.

"We have refreshed the engine, lowered the car among other things," reported Gregg, who was very cautious not to reveal his secret too soon.

He is expecting Tedroy 'Teddy' Burton and Alan Chen to provide a major challenge.

Other good performances are expected from André Anderson, Chad Phillips, Chris Campbell, Guy Fraser, Joslyn Crawford, Peter Rae, the Bayley brothers - Robert and George, Peter Jaggon, Charles Maxwell and the 'Brown's Town Crew'.