Heroes of Speed Wrap-up

Gregg is champ

Observer writer

Friday, October 19, 2018

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Chinese philosopher Mencius once said: “The best things in life come in threes.” And Kyle Gregg found this out at the end of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club's (JRDC) Heroes of Speed meet on October 15, Monday at Dover Raceway, St Ann.

The GB Energy Texaco-sponsored racing car driver was crowned 2018 Circuit racer, 2018 Thundersport class two (TS2) victor, and collected enough points to be the event champion as well.

“It feels great to be driver's champion again. It's a huge accomplishment for Texaco and myself,” Gregg told the Jamaica Observer's Auto magazine.

He went into the meet holding a slight points lead in the overall championship, facing competition from his former teammate Andre Anderson and a returning Douglas “Hollywood” Gore. He weathered it all for a clean sweep of all three of his TS2 races. It wasn't all clear sailing as he revealed that major engine problems affected the Radical RXC. However, with the final meet for 2018 behind him and the championship win in his hands, his team is already looking at 2019.

“Next year we will definitely be faster as the team will be doing some major upgrades,” Gregg explained.

In Thundersport class one, Demar Lee won two of the three, leaving the single win to Nigel Wilmot. The same occurred in Improved Production class one (IP1) as Kyle Mais led Patrick Ricketts two wins to one.

IP2 saw Matthew Lee do a clean sweep of the podium. Things were a bit more split in IP3 as Alan Gordon, Sheldon Morgan, and Sebastian Rae took a race win each. The joy of threes continued in Modified Production (MP) as in class one, class two and class three had Sara Misir, Peter Jaggon and Fraser McConnell complete hat-tricks in their respective classes.

In MP4, Jamie James won two with Xavia Murray taking the single victory left.

For the bikers, Kyle Reynolds took two wins from four races in the Motorcycle class A. The remaining two races went to both Gregg Cross and Mario Woon. Motorcycle class B was split two apiece between Danielle Davidson and Jason Ricketts.

Peter McConnell, chairman — JRDC, was happy with the overall staging of Heroes of Speed.

“It was excellent for the club. The organisation has been spot on. Our timing is working perfectly generating results that are out within five minutes after each race. The paddock area is in order, with only bikes and race car inside that area, ensuring free movement and no hold-ups between races,” he said.

McConnell added the JRDC was pleased with the quality of the racing, the crowd turnout and would be focusing their efforts of greater patron convenience next year. Issues like earlier distribution of passes to relieve gate congestion and reorganising the parking lot to allow easier entry and exit are on the table for 2018, he further explained.

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