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CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:06:54 PM »
It is almost February and nothing posted on this site where circuit racing is concerned for this year. What's new  on the scene? Any developments? Will Summerbell return any time soon? How is the Beast looking after a very tame debut last October? Can the radical be defeated by the evo or another machine this year. The wheelers are all locked to Facebook these days. 

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 06:31:32 PM »
Heard something resembling a Radical or otherwise was spotted coming from the Wharf and the words of a popular petroleum company was very much written on it!

Look like something special is going to happen this race meet.

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 02:23:12 PM »
With at least 5 machines with the potential to dip below the 1:17 mark at Dover this Easter and the return of the "baddest ting" ever all roads should lead to the first meet for the year on 22 April 2019.

Time to let out the secret, everybody too quiet -

Heard The Beast was given a proper bath and a new life after baptism last October -She was sent overseas on a pilgrimage and returned recently breathing fire from all sides.

 Mr. Anderson I understand have more power in that evo than he needs so mek wi si wat happen now!

- Heard another Radical is now here with bad intention.

The Gregg's Radical is now in worrying mode as it may now find the going a little tougher than it used to be despite its recent dominance.

I understand that black evo from Westmoreland is up to nothing good this season once the driver can manage the new settings.

 The only car to out-rightly outrun the Texaco monster has been waiting since last August faster than ever but whether the driver will enter it or will return to the love of his life is yet to be seen.



 Finally the crowd pleaser should be returning to the hills of St. Ann. The machine and driver combination which gets everyone standing when it is in attack mode is remade and back faster than it has ever been.     

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 01:31:52 PM »
EMorris you said a lot but didnt say much at all.
If this is your original writing, some of your info is a little off, particularly concerning The Beast.
Time will tell though.
Suffice it to say the car was entirely done (or redone depending on which way you want to look at it) and its just for it to arrive in Jamaica and  to dial in the driver to the car and both to the tracks now.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 01:40:25 PM by Duct Tape »
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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 11:32:05 AM »
Sorry was off for a few days - Yes DT trying to generate some discussion as everyone quiet in recent months- Yes I heard the Beast was redone overseas and was told it returned.

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 11:48:40 AM »
Duct Tape -A few years not that long ago the wheelers were the ones who created the hype for Dover and promoted the events even more than the JRDC did -You were one of the front runners and persons including myself and many others looked forward to see what would unfold on race day. I am told that based on the countless number of disappointments on race days (mechanical issues, no shows, delays and late starts) many persons have lost interest, plus the two car competition in the Thunder sport Class never help. Nevertheless that situation is changing as there has been quite a bit of excitement in the other classes and the thunder sport class is growing gradually with faster cars being acquired and developed. I hope to see the wheelers return and keep the site going with updated postings pre and post race days.   

Those who have the information should continue to share it and the camps must do a better job at informing the fans of recent happenings. That does not mean revealing everything to place themselves at a disadvantage on race day, but the major Camps (Total Summerbell and Gore included and others must do better than remain silent)-

Would love to hear some other views. 

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 06:56:44 PM »
The JRDC seems to be trying to get the news out to the fans lately .... Must be the new Management Team [cheeky]

For current updates ........... https://www.instagram.com/JRDC876/

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 07:08:44 PM »
EMorris you said a lot but didnt say much at all.

Agreed DT .... would rely appreciate some "plain speak" from Wheelers going forward. Time kinda precious these days with the multiple social media platforms to browse ....   ;D

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 09:48:52 AM »
The Observer has some interesting information on the upcoming meet. Two new radicals etc. saw nothing about the three evos though. 

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 08:43:50 PM »
Let the Race Begin!
BY RORY DALEY
Observer writer
daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

CIRCUIT-RACING season begins on Easter Monday with Carnival of Speed scheduled for Dover Raceway in St Ann.

Event organisers Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) are upbeat ahead of the meet.

“We expect the meet to exceed the expectations of all our stakeholders. First and foremost, we expect to put on an exciting and entertaining day of racing for the motorsports fans. We hope that the weather will be kind to us so that the racing enthusiast, will come out in great numbers to support their favourite competitors,” Peter McConnell, JRDC chairman, told the Jamaica Observer's Auto magazine.

McConnell said the club is focused on enhancing the racing product.

“We are working hard to ensure that we put on a well-organised event for our competitors. We are focusing on track and paddock preparations along with racing operations to ensure that we have a smooth and efficient day of racing. The JRDC also wants to ensure that our sponsors get good value for money,” he said.

The race schedule sees 14 races across the various classes: Improved Production (IP); Super Street (SS); Modified Production (MP); Thundersport (TS); and the Motorcycles. The day will close with the combined MP and TS classes.

“Preparations are in high gear and we looking forward to Easter Monday,” McConnell said.

The racer to watch this season is 2018 circuit-racing champion Kyle Gregg. He is eyeing another successful season. Last year, Gregg not only took the champion title, in his TS2 class he was the champion driver for the October final meet.

He said he is delighted that his sponsorship contract was renewed GB Energy/Texaco earlier this month.

“I'm very grateful for the contract extension. We have been very successful together. This year marks their 100 year anniversary in Jamaica, so I need to win everything for them,” said Gregg.

Gregg will be behind the wheels of his Radical RXC. He remains unfazed by the competition.

“The plan is the same as last year, defend the title for the third year in a row,” he said.

William Myers is racer who will not make it easy for Gregg for his championship bid.

Myer's story mirrors that of Gregg, as at 18 he made the transition from go-karting to circuit racing. After becoming the dominant force in MP2, he's ready to make the jump to the big leagues behind the wheel of a Radical SR3 in TS2.

“From all that I have learnt from karting and from racing the (Honda) Civic, it has definitely built the foundation for me to drive and understand this car. This Radical has a lot more grip and is very nimble and it definitely feels like I am driving a big go-kart,” Myers explained.

The driver has already been making waves on social media after posting testing videos and teasing that he's already turning in lap times very close to Gregg's 1:16.10 all-time lap record.

Also wanting a shot at wrestling the Dover Raceway title away from Gregg is the Dwight Lue-led Lueboyz Racing. Having made their name in drag-racing circles, the team has moved to circuit racing and is set to fly their own Radical SR8 into the island in time for Monday's meet.

“We are hoping to get this car off by Thursday, so we can star testing Friday to see how to dial in suspension and handling. We just want the car to be reliable. Even a podium on Monday would make us happy,” said Lue.

Lue's car will be driven by Trinidadian Kristian Boodosingh.

Doug “Hollywood” Gore is hoping his KIA Rio race car, which was sent to Europe for fine-tuning, will be back in time for Monday's race meet.

“There has been plenty of changes to the car, including it being more aero(dynamic). It will be at the track on Friday, ready for testing with three specialists out of Europe to deal with the engine tuning and suspension,” said Gore.

Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/let-the_162508?profile=1052

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 08:48:19 PM »
Carnival of Speed 2019 schedule of events

QUALIFYING & RACING - MONDAY APRIL 22, 2019

Start Event Comments

8:00 AM WARM UP ALL CARS WARM UP SESSIONS

8:35 AM Motorcycle Exhibition

8:55 AM GENERAL MANDITORY DRIVERS BRIEFING

8:55 AM NATIONAL ANTHEM

9:10 AM Motorcycle Exhibition QUALIFYING SESSIONS

9:30 AM QUALIFYING ALL CARS

10:25 AM IMPROVED PRODUCTION CLASS Race 1   8 Laps

10:50 AM SUPER STREET Race 1   7 Laps

11:10 AM MODIFIED PRODUCTION Race 1   9 Laps

11:35 AM Motorcycle Exhibition Race 1   8 Laps

12:00 PM THUNDER SPORT Race 1   10 Laps

12:25 PM IMPROVED PRODUCTION CLASS Race 2   8 Laps

12:50 PM LUNCH

1:25 PM SUPER STREET Race 2   7 Laps

1:45 PM MODIFIED PRODUCTION Race 2   9 Laps

2:10 PM Motorcycle Exhibition Race 2   8 Laps

2:35 PM THUNDER SPORT Race 2   10 Laps

3:00 PM Motorcycle Exhibition Race 3   8 Laps

3:25 PM IMPROVED PRODUCTION CLASS Race 3   8 Laps

3:50 PM PM SUPER STREET Race 3   7 Laps

3:50 PM MODIFIED PRODUCTION & THUNDERSPORT Race 3   10 Laps

Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/carnival-of-speed-2019-schedule-of-events_162557?profile=1052

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 09:02:51 PM »
DOUG GORE HAS A LOT TO PROVE ON EASTER MONDAY! Part 1
Author : Cecil Munroe   Gleaner On-Line Writer

Life is a permanent classroom. Show love, exercise caution, think more, speak less and refrain from actions which create negative outcomes. Difficult, but try.

The first contest of the 2019 circuit racing season will rev to an intoxicating redline at Dover Raceway on Easter Monday, April 22. Like the politics which ignites this nation, circuit racing maintains a committed, immovable, islandwide following. Like ants to sugar, the hopelessly addicted patrons, gravitate, almost magnetically, to Jamrock’s circuit racing Coliseum – 1.6 miles of treacherous thrill!

A revolution is in occurrence though. Did you realise this? The obvious, at times, does not smack you with the brute force of an expertly executed and painfully applied kick! It is visible, but, did you stop to record the implications?

For a protracted period the EVO was king. In a weird twist, the main protagonist of the EVO doctrine – Sir Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore – who amassed championships aboard a rather rapid EVO, chose to sell said EVO and then he fell victim to a superior being, a monster of sorts – another EVO known affectionately as TA-1.

TA-1

In the hands of Dover’s ONLY King – David Summerbell Jr.,  TA-1′s reign was brutal. Doug Gore was forced to chart a new path. Globetrotting unearthed a rare find. Dover was blessed with a demon from the loins of Germany’s DTM.

Both machines were more different than they were similar, but they had the same goal in mind – win! The drivers understood and for several years they wrestled tirelessly to claim superiority. The battles, at times, were fraught with peril. Real race-car drivers are not familiar with yielding and they remain in constant search of a window of opportunity even when, the window, visible to all present with 20-20 vision, is clearly closed.

DOUG GORE

David Summerbell Jr., competing at Jamwest, saw such a window – both machines died instantly! TA-1 is unofficially dead. Doug Gore returned in 2018. With confidence, he indicated that he had a raucous BEAST. Circumstances, however, reduced the BEAST to a domesticated purr. The BEAST was forced to leave the island!

Source: http://gleanerblogs.com/motorsports/?p=5280




DOUG GORE HAS A LOT TO PROVE ON EASTER MONDAY! Part 2
Author : Cecil Munroe Gleaner On-Line Writer

Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg has motor-racing in his genes and in all the other items in his closet. His dominance in the class(es) he competed in at Dover was absolute. For race-car drivers, reigning at the pinnacle of the sport, is the only aim. Kyle wanted to  join the ‘big boys’ club.

To wage the bruising battles, B.D. Gregg and Bros Ltd rolled out a unique package -  a Radical! The Radical was so radical, it forced Kyle Gregg to sleep at the track – history! Eventually after a few missteps, ‘Speedy’ got the hang of it and when Summerbell or Doug slipped, Kyle would slide into P1.

RADICAL

The Radical’s reliability and Kyle’s consistency allowed him to emerge as a valid, legitimate contender for championships. Kyle was forceful in the execution of his duties and the machine, an eager participant, complied with a victor’s pride. Several championships later, Monday, April 22nd marks the first Round of the 2019 season, Kyle is ready to Beat and Teach!

KYLE GREGG

Kyle Gregg’s exploits was a feather banner for the Radical platform. So when Doug’s and David’s machines met their untimely demise, David Summerbell Jr. hopping into a Radical was not surprising. Within short order there were 3 Radicals at Dover Raceway. ‘Hollywood’ avoided the bandwagon and went the direction of RallyCross. We are yet to see the F-1 accelerating results.

Remember the revolution? Clarity :

1. the Radical emerged as the next Dover-ruling-machine

2. the absence of Doug Gore and David Summerbell Jr. from the track led to the spotlight being shifted to the drivers who will be battling for dominance in 2019 and beyond.

At present, Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg leads the Radical clan, but, Easter Monday will reveal if he can withstand the assault which he will be subjected to from at least 2 Radicals! William ‘Wings’ Myers will be engaged in supersonic flight in one and a camp which retains a 8 seconds R35 and is dedicated to anything fast – the LueBoyz – will be in the building!

Expect Radical Wars at Dover on Easter Monday!

And Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore?

Doug Gore is a star! And he knows how to put on a show. His BEAST was praised and celebrated before it recorded a single lap at Dover Raceway. The Kia BEAST’s potential offers a mouthwatering treat for fans of circuit racing. Its rallycross lineage suggests frightening acceleration and with Raj Jadusingh involved we expect it to be able to corner like the bullet-train. Remember Natasha ‘Chiney Dolly’ Chang’s EG? Raj!

The BEAST did not deliver on its maiden outing, but, we understand why. Like a tourist, it boarded a flight and departed. The machine is back. I spoke to Raj. He stated that the machine will be at the track without much delay and all things considered, it should be ready for intergalactic war on Easter Monday.

But, Doug has been absent from the track for an extended time frame.

QUESTIONS

Will Doug Gore be able to compete at the level required to run with Kyle?

In an unfamiliar platform, can Doug Gore harness the BEAST’s ferocity and deliver victory on Easter Monday?

Doug Gore chose not to go the Radical route. Did he make the correct choice?

With ‘issues of the heart’ on the table for ‘Hollywood’ does he still have what it takes to hurl his machine with NO FEAR into Dover’s Pet Sematary Corner 1?

Doug Gore has a lot to prove on Easter Monday!

Carnival of Speed – Dover Raceway – Monday – April 22nd!

Source: http://gleanerblogs.com/motorsports/?p=5282

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 10:11:26 AM »
i was kinda dissapointed with the thundersport races yesterday, the other classes, especially the super street class with the lil red diahatsu were more competitive and fun to watch
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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 10:25:08 AM »
i was kinda dissapointed with the thundersport races yesterday, the other classes, especially the super street class with the lil red diahatsu were more competitive and fun to watch

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 10:48:21 AM »
I would say yesterday race meet was somewhat interesting especially in the big juice class as what is emerging is that in order to be competitive in that class one will have to spend the big bucks -Look at how the radicals behaved yesterday. Let me say this - The reliability and handling of the radicals make these cars almost impossible to defeat. The driver who won the first race if he return for the remainder of the year will be a force to be reckon with. I hope the performances yesterday will urge others to purchase at least three more of these cars and let the better driver prove himself. I always believe in levelling the playing field.

Gore I believe is hurting his image as a top performer in that car. Never saw the last race but from what I saw earlier and based on the reports from that camp that car need to find a parking lot and the search begin for the newest version of the DTM Audi or one of the Radical SR8 racing in Europe!

Very disappointed with the no show from the evos but again too much power under the hood only hurt those cars in circuit racing.

The Summerbell no show stuff must stop because many fans were left disappointed again that the real boss is not racing. Not saying he his bigger that the sport but the issue must be resolved amicably. With Gore needing a real race car and his rival having a real race car and sitting out the meets is not good for the sport.

The smaller classes are exciting but the real reason many people come to the races is to see the big guys battle.

The motor bike races need some injection - not exciting these days at all.

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Re: CIRCUIT RACING 2019
« Reply #15 on: Today at 05:09:26 PM »
The driver who won the first race if he return for the remainder of the year will be a force to be reckon with.

It's my understanding that he (https://youtu.be/LQFqrW9newE?t=1373) will be competing for the entire 2019 season under the Lueboyz Racing banner

I hope the performances yesterday will urge others to purchase at least three more of these cars and let the better driver prove himself. I always believe in leveling the playing field.

Not rely a fan of the radicals competing against production cars .... but Thundersport class is basically bring what you got ... so it is what it is .... we know the racers enjoy driving these purpose built cars but hopefully the spectators can relate and come out in their numbers for the promotions team to get the club out of the RED. IMO 2019 circuit racing has evolved to more tightly controlled classes and manufacturer specific races.

Gore I believe is hurting his image as a top performer in that car. Never saw the last race but from what I saw earlier and based on the reports from that camp that car need to find a parking lot and the search begin for the newest version of the DTM Audi or one of the Radical SR8 racing in Europe!

https://youtu.be/LQFqrW9newE?t=918

The Summerbell no show stuff must stop because many fans were left disappointed again that the real boss is not racing. Not saying he his bigger that the sport but the issue must be resolved amicably. With Gore needing a real race car and his rival having a real race car and sitting out the meets is not good for the sport.

https://youtu.be/LQFqrW9newE?t=2051