Asphalt Assault on Sunday

Friday, March 02, 2018

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THE 2018 motorsports season will start this Sunday as Team Streetz Jamaica hosts Asphalt Assault: Dirt Splurt at the Tru-Juice Orchards in Bog Walk, St Catherine.

Starting time is scheduled for 11:00 am.

The dexterity event was initially scheduled for Ironshore, Montego Bay.

“The Montego Bay event unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the state of emergency. We hope by July that it will be lifted and that we can return there,” Christopher James of Team Streetz told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

Dexterities are the starting rung for Rallysport, and incorporate a cone-lined course. With an entry fee, it is open to anyone with a valid driver's licence and any vehicle that can pass the event's technical inspection, but require membership with one of the island's motorsports entities for championship honours. For Sunday's event, James promised two big changes.

“We are allowing quad bikes to complete. Even better, one can compete in both their quad and a car,” he explained.

Also expected to add to the action is the fact that the course has been designed to handle two cars at a time over the usual single run.

“We're expecting all the top drivers in the genre to be there. Maurice Whittingham and Ian Wright have already said they'll show up, while we've heard from the Drivers Rallysport Club competitors like Joel Jackson,” James said.

Team Streetz has been making waves in motorsports circles. Last December their inaugural Asphalt Assault at the Palisadoes International Raceway was a success.

“We are a Christian-based organisation of motorsports enthusiasts who want to see the sport we love grow. Over the last 10 years, we've worked with Rally Jamaica, sprints, dexterities, so we thought after 10 years of working the events it's about time we put on an event,” said James.




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