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Biking thrills for Jamwest Sunday

Friday, August 10, 2012    

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THE tarmac at Jamwest Speedway in Westmoreland will be lit ablaze come Sunday as the island's hottest circuit bikers, stunt bikers, 'bike taxi', go kart, and Formula Racers will converge for a day of intense battles and exciting exhibitions.

The event, dubbed Jambike, will see local riders vying for the first ever CG Circuit Championship as well as cash prizes of up to $35,000 and a brand new 200cc Supra sport bike. The action starts 11:00 am.

"This is the first time that CG bike riders will have a platform to show off their skills in any kind of competition, so it should make for some excellent entertainment," said Michelle Laidlaw, female motorcycle racer and event.

Motorcycle fans can also look forward to gravity-defying stunts from daredevil bikers from across the island who will attempt to outdo each other for bragging rights, cash prizes of up to $35,000 and a Jamco C-G 150 Motorcycle. Stunt bikers expected to battle include Montegonian Damion 'Dunga' Hughes, Kingstonian Marlon 'Crazy Cutter' Fletcher and Westmoreland-based Elvis 'Mad Dog' Stewart.

Performances by Jamaica's top 600cc Circuit Bikers including Andre 'Tara' Normand (Current 'Class A' Leader at Dover Raceway), Robert 'Seymour' McDonald (Current 'Class B' Leader), Stefan Chin ('Class A' Champion 2010-2011), Norman 'Pancho' Chung and Junior Smith are also expected to create some sparks on the track.

"We're really trying to get as many people as possible from the different disciplines of motorsports well acquainted with the track at Jamwest, it is really one of the best laid tracks in the Caribbean right now and is certainly better than Dover. We're anticipating a large turnout of bikers as well as their supporters," Marketer and event organiser Orville Tingling told Auto.

Dover and go-karting veteran Guy Fraser is also expected to hit the track while 2010 JMMC Sprint & Rally Sport Champion Matthew 'Magnet' Gore will be putting his karting skills to the test for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Williams and eight-year-old Lan Gordon will also be taking their karts for a run while Formula Racers Peter 'Zoom Zoom' Rae and Guyana-based Sylbourne Clarke will be piloting their speedy single-seaters on the track.

— Jarmila Jackson

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