Oct 10, 2010 Sports Comments Off on November 7 Motor Racing Meet could be biggest yet
– Day of breathtaking rivalry anticipated
By Rawle Welch
With two of the scheduled three legs out of the way, the final stop in this year’s Caribbean Motor Racing Series have all the markings of being the biggest yet, if one is to judge from the amount of teams and machines to have confirmed participation.
According to Bryan McIntosh, who is tasked with the Public Relations and advertising responsibilities, teams from Barbados, Jamaica, Canada, the USA, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago have already indicated their willingness to participate in the November 7 final leg of the Caribbean Series which will be staged at the South Dakota Circuit.
McIntosh told this newspaper that Team CAMS made up mainly of Guyanese residing in the USA and Canada will be bringing a very strong and large contingent, while the Bajans, Jamaicans, Trinidadians and
Surinamese have signalled that they too will be sending competitive teams for the occasion which has at stake the country and individual titles up for grabs.
Host Guyana leads the country standings with 124 points followed by Jamaica on 118 and Barbados in the cellar on 83, while Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jr leads the individual race on 56 points and he is followed by Guyana’s Kevin Jeffrey with 44, while another Jamaican Peter Rae and Guyanese Paul Vieira has 42 and 34 points respectively.
So far, Barbados has indicated that11 cars will be coming to compete in both the Group 4 and 2 categories, while Jamaica has promised to send six.
Jamaica team is still subject to confirmation and that will be done shortly after their local Meet slated for October 18 is completed.
To add to the excitement anticipated, for the very first time, the Caribbean Series will include the Group 2A Division and this category is usually heavily subscribed so fans could expect a lot of keen rivalry among the competitors from the respective countries. Guyana will be hoping that it could immediately stamp its authority in the lower category.
However, the competition among the Group 4 cars should steal the spotlight, especially in light of the fact that the Caribbean title held by Jamaica’s David Summerbell jr. is at stake.
It is expected that the Maloney clan that includes father Doug and Mark along with the Mayers siblings Barry and Roger will lead the Bajans charge, while Summerbell Jr, Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore and Peter Rae are anticipated to carry the hopes of the Jamaicans.
The locals’ quest to defend home turf rest on the shoulders of the experienced Andrew King, who though mathematically is out of contention to win the individual title could still prove pivotal in the race for the country crown.
Kevin Jeffrey, who lies second in the Caribbean Series, Paul and Mark Vieira and Shawn King, will lend support to ensure that Guyana captures the Caribbean title.
In the Superbike category, Canada-based Kevin Graham, who has dominated the two earlier legs will be keen to continue his supremacy, but Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’, Maurice Menezes, Carlos Rodrigues in addition to Jamaica’s Stephan Chin and Halquin Rodney and Bajans Arthur Cumberbatch and Brook Miller will be aiming to break that control.
However, the rivalry anticipated should be enough to keep the fans on their seat’s edge all day.
The go-karts and 125cc motor bikes as always are exciting to watch and it should not be anything different this time around.
Motor racing fans have much in store to look forward to and are asked to show up in their thousands to watch a day of breathtaking stuff.
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