Sprint meet rescheduled

Jarmila Jackson

Friday, March 22, 2013    

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DIRT sprint fans will have to wait until April 14 to see their favourite racers in action, as the second event in the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club Sprint Championship was postponed last Sunday.

Set for Badda Badda Raceway in St Ann, the event has been rescheduled because of a muddy track and poor weather conditions.

However, event organiser Julian Gordon promises the wait will be worth it.

"We're going to be having two sprints in one, so it's definitely going to be an all-day event with dirt bike races and a lot of action jammed in, so spectators will be getting much more value for their money," Gordon told Auto.

He added that the new date allows for more participants to enter, since the drivers currently in Rally Trinidad 2013 will be back in time for the event.

The delay also gives drivers the advantage of having more time to get their cars ready to rumble.

Jordan Powell, current leader of the highly contested JA2 class, said upgrades are on the way for his Toyota FX.

"My car actually developed some problems just a couple of days before the event, so it's great to have some time to take care of that. I have a little bit of upgrades on the way and they'll be here in time for the event," said Powell.

Daryl King, who is currently second place in the class, said his Honda Civic will be well prepared.

"I think it was a good move to postpone it. We'll have a lot more drivers, so there will be more competition. Also, I wasn't 100 per cent ready, so this gives me a little more time to prepare to really go hard, because with two events in one it's going to be a lot of driving," said King.




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