CHRISTOPHER 'Teach' McFarlane, who recently relinquished the position of president of the Jamaica Race Driver's Club (JRDC), says he'll return.
The JRDC was created to organise and promote the sport of motor racing in Jamaica, especially circuit racing at Dover Raceway in St Ann.
"I'll be back," McFarlane told Auto on Wednesday. He was, however, unable to give a specific time frame for his return.
Norman Minott, who was previously elected vice-president, has now taken up the helm.
McFarlane said the decision to throw in the towel was not taken lightly.
"It had to be made... It's a result of pressing family and work commitments," he said.
McFarlane, who was elected chairman of the board of directors in January, announced his decision via social media Facebook last Friday.
A former rally champion, McFarlane said he was sure the remaining executives could continue the work he started.
"It has been a pleasure working for a greater cause this year, and our club has accomplished much, including track/facility improvements, massive improvements in the quality of the show we present to our spectators and a sense of participation and pride by our sponsors. This led to new race sponsors (Modified Production [MP] 3/4 & MP1) coming on board, the first new race sponsor since David [Summerbell] Jr and I introduced the B45 sponsor six years ago," his resignation letter read.
McFarlane is credited with revolutionising the offerings at Dover Raceway, making the sport more spectator-friendly and entertaining.
He introduced dexterity meets between circuit racing events as part of his 'one sport' concept and brought in artistes to perform at race meets. Recently, he forged a deal with cable sports station SportsMax to have the meets televised to America's tri-state area (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey).
A large number of Jamaican immigrants live in the tri-state area.