Kyle Gregg surges ahead

By Rory Daley
Observer writer
daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, August 10, 2018

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With two of circuit racing's top names — Doug Gore and David Summerbell Jr — missing from Monday's Jamaica Race Drivers' Club (JRDC)/Total Lubricants Independence of Speed at Dover Raceway, St Ann, it was left to the Kyle Gregg and the rest of the field of drivers to keep the action going. And that they did, providing a day of plenty of pole to flag action.

For Gregg — with Gore sidelined by a one-meet race ban and Summerbell Jr citing external factors affecting his ability to take part — it was his former Total Summerbell Racing teammate Andre Anderson Jr who stepped up the challenge in the Thundersport class. However, at the end of the day it was a clean sweep of all three races for Gregg.

“The meet wasn't a walkover with the absence of David Summerbell Jr; things were a bit less stressful. However, Andre Anderson came on race day and put down his personal best qualifying time, as well as giving me extremely good competition in two out of the three races,” Gregg told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

Gregg also took the time out to compliment his former teammate.

“People were asking me if I was taking my time. At no point was I doing so as Andre drove extremely well. He was very quick; the Evolution power gave me about two or three car lengths down the straightaway, so I had to work for the wins,” he said.

With his two main rivals out, the triple victories have put Gregg in the best position to retain his 2017 title at the final circuit racing meet for the year. He indicated that the focus for the next meet would be to secure both the Thundersport and overall driver's championship titles.

For the rest of the meet the racing was fast and furious as racers fought their hardest to gain points advantage over their rivals, considering the fact that several of the classes were combined into one race.

In Thundersport class one, it was two race wins a piece for Nigel Wilmot and Nicholas Barnes. Sara Misir took Modified Production class one honours, winning both races. The score in Modified Production class two was two to one in favour of Collin Daley over William Myers. It was a similar take in Modified Production class four for Matthew Lee with him gaining two race wins over Paul Bodden's one. Modified Production class three saw Peter Jaggon gain a trifecta.

Improved Production class one went the way of Kyle Mais as he took two victories to the one of Ricardo Scott. Improved Production class two saw Matthew Lee's name pop up again, as he won two of the four races of the day.

Kevin Gardner and Senna Summerbell had one win each. Summerbell would again taste victory in Improved Production class three, as did Sebastian Rae and Demar Lee.

For the Motorcycles class A, Kyle Reynolds won all four. Danielle Davidson replicated the feat in Motorcycle class B.

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