KINGSTON, Jamaica - On Labour Day, staff members from LIME put their hands to work at the Homestead Place of Safety, located in Stony Hill. The team was joined by three of LIME’s newest brand ambassadors, duo Ity & Fancy Cat and Donald ‘Iceman’ Anderson.
The brand ambassadors also spent time with war ...more »
HUNDREDS of motorheads and thrill-seekers flocked the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, St James, for Tyre Warehouse's Champion of Champions meet last Sunday.
The event is second of 12 action-packed 'drifting' competitions scheduled by the Bay Speed team.
Supporters watched with bated breath as heated battles ensued between drivers attempting to manoeuvre an obstacle course in less time than their competitors for the chance to score points towards cash prizes and year-end's championship trophy.
Mere seconds separated the top three drivers in the championship round.
Cleve 'Cutta Hype' Ottey emerged victor, scoring a time of 1:56 seconds in his Toyota Starlet. Ottey had also taken top honours in the January 27 meet at the same venue by overcoming a kerb wall collision and broken axle.
Ian Wright took second place in his Toyota Corolla with a time of 1:57 seconds while Jamar 'Skoolaz' Kinkead took third place in his Toyota Levin with a time of 1:58 seconds.
Event organiser Stephen Mahoney appeared pleased with the event's staging.
"The patrons loved the strong competitive action and skills as drivers from all around the island came to put their cars to the limit, sometimes beyond, trying to make it for that big championship for the end of the year. The drivers loved the track. It was a real workout for some, and a learning experience for others," Mahoney told Auto.
The event also saw a promising number of entries from rookie drivers. Fourteen-year-old Chris-John Addison, who made waves at the last staging on January 27, was joined by newcomers Steven Singh and Nicholas Barnes who surprised spectators with some impressive raw talent. Rookie winner Addison became the first rookie to make it to the championship round thus far this season.
Much to the delight of the crowd on hand, once the championship points had been scored, it was time for some exciting freestyle exhibition runs by Kinkead and Ottey as well as the talented stunt motorcycle riders from the MoBay-based Rush Riders crew.
The next Bay Speed event date is set for March 31 at the same venue.
Jamar ‘Skoolaz’ Kinkead was third in his Toyota Levin with a time of 1:58
Youngster Steven Singh goes through his paces.
Richard Chan in action.
Cleve ‘Cutta Hype’ Ottey once again took top honours at Tyre Warehouse’s Champion of Champions at Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, St James, on Sunday. (Photos: Jarmila Jackson)
POST A COMMENT
1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.
2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.