Sara Misir secures victory at ‘Heroes of Speed’
Sara Misir delivered a solid showing to claim a P1 and P2 finish in the Modified Production 4 class at the Dover Raceway in St Ann on Heroes’ Day, Monday, October 16.
Misir started strong with the second-fastest lap in qualifying in the biggest meet of the year and the last on the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) 2023 calendar.
In the opening race, she claimed a fine victory, overtaking the Modified Production 2 class champion, Nicholas “Tazz” Barnes, who was the fastest in qualifying. Misir recorded the quickest lap of the day by any driver, 1.25.84 seconds, on her second lap.
Torrential rain played a factor in her second race, as Misir registered a DNF as her windscreen fogged up, causing her to lose track visibility.
However, she recovered to do well in Race Three. Starting at the back, Misir worked her way through the field into second place behind Jody Gibson, who won the race in a four-wheel drive Evolution.
“We did well in securing that second place given that we have a rear-wheel drive car which does not perform as well in rainy conditions,” explained Sara’s father and coach, Rugie.
For Misir, this was the perfect end to her season.
“After dominating the MP2 & TS1 class last year, I took on the bigger challenge of MP4 for 2023. It has been a rough local season, where we had engine issues at a few of the earlier meets, but as they say, the race is not always for the fastest but who prevails to the end, so I’m happy to end with a victory in the MP4 class. The bonus, of course, is recording the fastest lap of the day and a new personal best. I couldn’t ask for more from my car and my team,” she said.
On October 6, Misir competed in the GT Cup final in the United Kingdom, finishing seventh in class at Snetterton alongside teammate Alana Carter. She’s making preparations for the Caribbean Clash of Champions in Guyana on November 4.