Last Race Meet of the Summer, Dover ‘Fast & Furious’ 2022

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Last Race Meet of the Summer: Dover

Dover ‘Fast & Furious’ is right around the corner. On Sunday, August 14, 2022, the grounds of Dover Raceway, St. Ann is set to come alive with power and fury.

Gates open at 7am. Qualifier races will start at 9 am.

This time around, racing will begin earlier than in previous events. Therefore, to secure your favourite spot it is best you come early.

General Admission is $3000 JMD, Paddock Adult is $6,000 JMD, Children 12 & Under is $1000 JMD and VIP is $15,000 JMD.

After 2 years of no racing, title sponsors Amsoil and 24 Karat continue to support the Jamaica Race Drivers’ Club (JRDC) to re-establish and re-kindle a strong presence in Jamaica.

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Dover ‘Clash of the Titans’

Dover ‘Clash of the Titans’ was nothing short of amazing.

Senna Summerbell smashed the track lap record twice and he recorded the fastest lap time in Dover history, at 1:15:433.

President of the JRDC, Junior Barnes, said that he thinks the lap record could actually be broken again on Sunday.

“Between now and October, if the weather permits, I think the track record can go lower. William ‘Wings’ Myers, Collin Daley and Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg have all been upgrading, fine tuning and testing their cars in preparation for Sunday. In all, the track is getting faster,” he said.

The Thunder Sport class is definitely one to watch as Kyle Gregg is determined to dethrone Summerbell this weekend.

“Car seems ready. Done some homework since last Dover and we have been testing and solving some issues we have been having,” Kyle said.

Mr. Barnes indicated that there will be new drivers on track this weekend as well as more seasoned drivers who haven’t raced since the pandemic.

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Modified Production Class 2 (MP2)

At Dover ‘Clash of the Titans’ fans did not get to see Nicholas Barnes (Team Tazz Racing) and Tommi Gore battle it out on the track, due to a mechanical issue Barnes suffered.

“I missed the qualifying session due to mechanical issues, which we eventually sorted out. I started at the back of the MP2 grid in race 1 and on lap 2, the gear box broke. This ended the day prematurely for us,” Barnes said.

He continued,

“The time span between this Dover event and the last is the shortest I’ve experienced. However, we have used the data collected to correct internal weak links so that the errors and issues that happened last time will not reoccur.”

With that said Barnes wants his fans to expect ‘Nothing but excitement’ from him this Sunday. “All being well, we should be back to winning ways,” he added.

With Barnes’ optimistic outlook for Sunday, the Modified Production Class 2 (MP2) is definitely one to watch.

Last Race Meet of the Summer: Dover

“This is the last race meet of the Summer. So come and close out the Summer watching your favourite racers compete on Sunday. All race classes are full, and the bikers are ready and rearing to go. With new sponsors on board, this event is shaping up to be the best event this Summer,” President Barnes said.

He continued,

“I want to thank the board, club members, and our loyal fans for all the support you give us. There is always a surprise in store for you at Dover. I would also like to thank the police, the health department, all our Dover workers and custodians who toil day and night, rain and shine to ensure the venue is ready and that event day runs smoothly.”

“Always remember, race at Dover and not on the road,” Junior Barnes.

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