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The Canadian dollar also traded lower at J$99.67, down 20 cents, while the British pound followed suit at J$158.95, 91 c ...more »
THE Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) has pulled out all the stops to ensure the circuit racing season opens at full blast at JamWest Speedway, Westmoreland, on Sunday.
"The JDRC is fully aware of the costs associated not only with motorsports in general, but travelling to the venue at the other end of the island," said Christopher McFarlane, JRDC president.
The club has partnered with the owners of JamWest to provide serious incentives for drivers who would have normally waited until Dover Raceway's April 1 opener. These range from prize money to free transportation.
"So far we have attracted interest from 24 competitors."
The JRDC is also using the event to gauge how the facility handles a full-blown racing event both technically and financially.
"We've added a weigh station for pre/post-race scrutineering, and areas for external time keeping as JamWest was set up primarily for drag," he said.
The main attraction for the fans will be the 2013 debut of the revamped ATL Racing Audi TT-R driven by Douglas Gore.
Gore returns behind the wheel, heading straight for battle with the Mazda RX-7 of Peter Rae. During the lunch break, there will be drag racing.
"Those who attend this meet will be able to purchase tickets for Carnival of Speed on April 1 for $1,000," he said.
McFARLANE... so far we have
attracted interest from 24
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