Motorsport enthusiasts are all fired up for the upcoming Carnival of Speed race meet on April 8 and 9 at the Dover Raceway in St. Ann. The first event of the 2012 race season for the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC), Carnival of Speed will once again be dominated by the Doug Gore vs. David Summerbell match-up, which promises to be nothing short of exhilarating. Hilary Jardine, immediate past president of the JRDC, welcomed the start of the new season at the launch on March 29 at the office of the Sports Development Foundation.
“This year is expected to be a great year for motor racing in light of last year’s successful season. Now that the access to and from the track and the other improvements have been made, the patrons will be very comfortable while enjoying great racing from the drivers and the motor cyclists,” said Jardine, who spoke on behalf of current president Captain Marck Carey, who was unavoidably absent from the launch.
He indicated that there will be four race meets in 2012. They will be held on April 8-9, May 26-27, July 28-29 and October 14-15. He also said that details regarding the Kingston Grand Prix are being worked out and will be released at a later date.
As part of the ongoing efforts to improve safety at the venue, the fencing has been raised as well as extended to additional areas round the track in order to make it harder for spectators to get unto the track.