THE dirt-track masters will return to Badda Badda Raceway in Richmond, Priory, St Ann, for the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) 2013 Rallysport championship this Sunday.
The meet is the first in a series of sprint events planned for the year.
The 2012 season belonged to Rallysport Champion Matthew Gore who declared himself ready repeat his feat. He also said he would be tweaking his 'power source'.
"Sunday will be the last event with my current engine. I'm building a new one for my car, but it won't be ready until the next event on the calendar," Gore told Auto.
"I'm ready to have a better showing than my last sprint event at the venue and I'm looking forward to the challenge from Jordan Powell and Daryl King. I'm trying to start this season off right and be competitive this year," he continued.
Both Powell and King are fierce JA2 class National Sprint Champion contenders, while King finished second in the Sprint Championship last season.
Although he would be competing in Sunday's meet, Powell advised that the damage to his engine sustained during Rally Jamaica in December had not been fully rectified.
"I may be competing with a regular engine... no upgrades or modifications whatsoever," he said.
King said he was going in with a positive mindset.
"Whoever is in front, you'll get behind. And if you're behind, stay behind," King told Auto.
Event organiser Larry Henriques expressed optimism about the driver turnout for Sunday's event and the interest that potential sponsors have been showing to Rallysport.
"So far we're looking at about 20 drivers who have confirmed participation in the event, which would be a great improvement since driver turnout was a little low last season. The track is well known so we also expect a good competition," he said.
Badda Badda Raceway, known for its smooth, compressed dirt track, will see drivers competing in three individual timed runs, after which the fastest 10 will be selected for a final two-lap championship run. Points scored in the event will be added to their overall standing in the Driver's Championship.