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D-Day this Sunday

Friday, June 20, 2014    

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JAMAICAN Tuner Magazine (JTM), host of Dyno Day, is all revved up for the inaugural staging slated for McGann's Auto, 22 Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew, on Sunday.

Denton Lewis, JTM chief editor, said he has received plenty of interest from many of Jamaica's top tuning houses, all with the aim of claiming bragging rights of the most powerful.

"The event is shaping up to be a massive hit. Team Myzery, PrettyBlue Performance, Specs Tuning, Swiftune, Simtech, P&L Racing, SPI Racing, Jamaican Turbo Repairs, 876 Racing, Velocity Racing, Little T Auto, Spoon Racing, HS Engineering, Diesel Power Jamaica, among others are gearing up," Lewis told Auto.

"Dyno Day will commence from 11:00 a.m. and close off at 5:00 p.m. We've added live musical performances, as well as prizes and giveaways. Tickets at $500 each will be available from our Facebook page. Ladies are free," he continued.

Competitors register for free, but spots are limited as only seven entrants are allowed in each of four classes up for contention. Even with this restriction,

Cars will be loaded on to the dynamometer, the device used to measure horsepower at the driving wheels of a vehicle, and given the chance to complete three runs, each with a two- minute interval between runs. No tuning will be allowed and strict timing will be employed for each competitor.

There are three main classes. Front-wheel drive Pro Street is for front-wheel drive vehicles with naturally aspirated engines. Front-wheel drive Pro Race caters to front-wheel drive cars using forced induction like turbo/supercharging. Competitors in the final class, Four/Rear-wheel drive Pro Race, have the option to either aim for the 600hp cap or highest overall horsepower.

"We currently have Tru-Juice, Calico Jack, G's BBQ, Tropical Batteries, National Drag Racing Circuit and Constantine's Wrecking onboard as sponsors," Lewis added.

Winners will receive prizes courtesy Tropical Battery. The contest will be featured on the magazine's social media channels as well as the upcoming issue.

- Rory Daley

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