Jamwest Circuit Racing returns!
The last Jamwest Circuit Racing event hosted by the Jamaica Race Driver’s Club (JRDC) was in 2019. After four (4) very long years, racing at Jamwest Speedway in Little London, Westmoreland is back and will be held on May 20 and 21.
Qualifying will be held on May 20 and all races will be held on May 21. The gates will open at 7am on both days.
Preparations for Jamwest ‘Wheels on Fire’ are nearing completion.
President of the JRDC, Mr. Junior Barnes said that,
“Preparations are on track, we have met all our deadlines. The track is ready, it has been swept and watered and the same process will be done all over again.”
In terms of the day’s activities Mr. Barnes added,
“We had over 54 competitors in the last race meet, and we expect to have the same amount, with a slight increase in the SS class. Along with some other new drivers, we are expecting between 55-60 racers in total if everything goes well.”
There has been an uptick in support and enthusiasm for the Jamwest meet. Mr. Barnes is anticipating a high turnout and a vibrant atmosphere at the Speedway this weekend.
“We expect a bumper to bumper crowd, we have not raced in Westmoreland since 2019 and the feedback has been good so far, we are on the radio, social media and print media; and we are getting good feedback,” he said.
JAMWEST ADVENTURE PARK
Mr. Barnes said that since Jamwest is also an Adventure Park, patrons will be able to engage in some of those activities offered by the Park on race day. He said to check with Jamwest’s media pages to see which activities will be available during the race day.
Mr. Barnes expressed gratitude to the continued support of their sponsors and the wider planning and support group in helping plan and execute this event.
“I also want to thank Jamwest, Mobil1Racing, Home Solutions, West Isle, Negril Auto, Alex’s Import Limited, Tyre Warehouse and RedBull, for your continued support and assistance in putting on these events and in helping to create unforgettable experiences.”
“I want to shout out and thank all the members of the JRDC, and the marshalling club, JMMC, for working with us. We continue to work together for the betterment of the sport and for building the sport. We continue to push for excellence; desiring the best for circuit racing. Our goal is not only to make motorsports more attractable and affordable, but to also encourage corporate Jamaica on board to build the sport,” Mr. Barnes said.
Remember, our slogan is to “Race at Dover; not on the Road”. Come out and enjoy a great day of motorsports at Jamwest “Wheels on Fire” May 20-21, 2023.