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Fight to the finish

Powersliding his way to victory at last
Sunday’s Drivers Rallysport Club AutoDex
Championship in Bybrook, St Catherine, is
Maurice Whittingham. (Photo: Rory Daley)

IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-coming drivers at the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) AutoDex Championship series opening held in Bybrook, St Catherine, on Sunday. "My competition was uncomfortably close and after the championship runs ... Read More

EYES on the
PRICE Eyes on Price
MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautio ... Read More

The cast of Fast and Furious 7. Seventh heaven for import performance
King Midas Mufflers will once again host a car show at the premiere of Fast & Furious 7, April 1 ... Read More

Offering refreshment to both Boost You Up and give High
Speed Hydration are (from left) Stephen Gunter and
Christopher Elliott, NDRC executive members, with Nestlé
Jamaica’s Sean Wallace and Casey Perue at last Friday’s
press launch of the 2015 Nestlé Supligen Drag Racing Series
at South Beach Café, St Andrew. (Photos: Rory Daley) Major moves for NDRC
MORE is the operative word for the National Drag Racing Circuit's (NDRC) 2015 season. This was revea ... Read More

No Foo-ling around

Friday, March 27, 2015    

North American racer Roger Foo will grace the grid at Dover
Raceway’s Easter Monday meet.

JAMAICA'S best drivers will have to be at their strongest, as North American racer Roger Foo has been scheduled to participate at the upcoming April 6 Easter Monday race meet at Dover Raceway, St Ann. "I want to thank all involved in the process to make this trip to race in Jamaica happen. Everyone has been very gracious with this invitation and we will do our best to put on a good show," Foo told Auto. Foo rose to prominence in the mid-90s through to the early 2000s, beating multiple factory- ... Read More

Jackson jets to T&T rally

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins will make the trek to Rally
Trinidad & Tobago this weekend to represent Jamaica.
(Photo: File)

JETCON Racing's rallysport team of Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins left the island on Tuesday to tackle the 2015 running of Rally Trinidad & Tobago this weekend, March 27 through 29. "We finished sixth overall, and third in our Group N class last time," Jackson told Auto. The crew heads back to the demanding rally they first ran in 2013 with renewed confidence. That confidence comes from now having previous experience in the event. "The roads are a lot different to what we are used to her ... Read More

All black for new XF

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Jaguar

ATL Automotive, exclusive dealer for Jaguar Land Rover, is launching the stellar Jaguar XF at the Palisadoes Go Kart Raceway in Kingston, tomorrow night. The exclusive, all-black attire event will channel the sleek sophistication of the iconic British brand and is expected to host over 300 guests. "The Jaguar XF is a true show stopper. The multi award-winning XF's innovative design and refined engineering deliver performance without compromising on fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, an extensive rang ... Read More

She's All That!

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Sizzling singing sensation Denyque models her swimsuit line, Wetswim Collection, with several vehicles from All That's Auto car club. The club, along with Street Talent Racing, is scheduled to take the spotlight at Saturday's Club SkunkLife at Susie's Bakery and Coffee Bar at Southdale Plaza on Constant Spring Road in Kingston. Photos: Rory Daley | Page Designs: Stephen Morrison Read More

Skunk Nation revamps ITN

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Skunk Nation founding
members (from left) Stephen
Wong, Nick Lue and Eddie
Bond. (Photo: Rory Daley)

IN an exclusive interview with Auto, founders of Kingston car club Skunk Nation said there'll be no Import Tuner Night (ITN) this summer. ITN is the club's flagship event and has been held annually at the National Stadium in St Andrew since 2012. They have, however, not abandoned their numerous fans and have decided on a monthly party series instead. Beginning Saturday night, and every last Saturday for the remainder of the year, a party series, Club SkunkLife, will be held at Susie's Bakery ... Read More

JUTC to operate special service for Champs

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

An Observer file
photo of JUTC buses.

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be providing a special transportation service for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships which takes place at the National Stadium from today through to Saturday. The service will be provided on Routes Number 3A, 12A, 17A, 18A, 20A, 21, 23A, 32, 44, 46, 78, 83 and 97. The areas which will benefit are Portmore, Spanish Town, Patrick City, Duhaney Park, Cooreville Gardens, Havendale, Meadowbrook, Pa ... Read More

Females gear up for dexterity series

Friday, March 20, 2015    

Katherine Chin See placed
third last year in the series
and is aiming higher for
2015 via a new car courtesy
of Strong Solutions Auto.

THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) is hoping to attract more women to local motorsports at the first round of their Tru Juice-sponsored AutoDex Championship series, on Sunday in Bybrook, St Catherine. "We're bringing back a ladies' drivers championship, so there will be trophies," Terry Hamilton, DRC vice president of public relations and marketing, told Auto. The dexterity will make use of a section of the famous Bybrook rally stage and be run on gravel rather than the normal tarmac. The DRC i ... Read More

Successful St Ann Launch

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 20, 2015    

Kyle Gregg conquered the darkness to take home
maximum points from last Saturday night’s
Montego Bay Motoring Club Sprint at Badda
Badda Raceway, St Ann. (Photos: Rory Daley)

KYLE GREGG was the winner at last Saturday's first event of the Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) 2015 Sprint Championship series, Launch Pad, held at Badda Badda Raceway, St Ann. "It felt good to start the year back on top," Gregg told Auto. Gregg admitted that with entrants like Douglas Gore he was focused on victory. A focus that wasn't lost when Gore was unable to start due to mechanical issues with his Mitsubishi Lancer. Still, Gregg didn't have it all to himself, as his 2014 rival Joel ... Read More

Fifth year for Hamilton

Friday, March 20, 2015    

Lynvalle Hamilton (second right), president of the Jamaica Used-Car Dealers’ Association
(JUCDA) and director Tariq Malik (right) greet Minister Anthony Hylton (second left), minister
of industry, investment and commerce, and Major Richard Reece, commissioner of customs,
at the group’s annual general meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on
Wednesday evening. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

LYNVALLE Hamilton was returned unopposed as president of the Jamaica Used-Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) at a very heated annual general meeting held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Wednesday evening. The election saw Hamilton retaining his position for a fifth year. In attendance were Anthony Hylton, minister of industry, investment and commerce; Major Richard Reece, commissioner of customs; Sgt Kevin Foster of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (C-TOC) ... Read More

Molynes race track

Friday, March 20, 2015    

SSP Calvin Allen

Dear SSP Allen:  There are some undisciplined taxi and coaster drivers who ply the Molynes Road route from Half-Way-Tree; I’m not sure of their destination. During the peak hours, when my husband and I are travelling to and from work, they use the road like a ‘race track’, forcing their vehicles in and out of the already congested traffic, sometimes causing fear for motorists and pedestrians. I am asking you and your professional team to lend an ear to the plight that ... Read More



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