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2018 Seaboard Marine CMRC Round 2, Trinidad

Jamaica will be fielding a large and powerful contingent of ten racers, its largest touring team ever, at the second round of the 2018 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships to be held at the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway in Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend of June 23 and 24.

Coming off a strong showing at the first round held in May at Jamaica’s Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park, Jamaica is leading the overall country points for both cars and bikes, as again the largest field of bikes took to the grid for three races to start the season for the regional competition. For the first time, Jamaican riders locked out all three places on the podium in a motorcycle race on their way to amassing 167 points going into the 2nd round. The northern Caribbean motorsports powerhouse will be represented on two wheels by:
1. Norman “Chris” Chung 2008 Yamaha R6
2. Kyle Reynolds 2012 Kawasaki ZX6R
3. McShane Heslop 2013 Suzuki GSXR600
4. Kai “Kamana” Watson 2008 Kawasaki ZX6R
5. Seymour “Simma” McDonald 2009 Yamaha R6
6. Mario Woon 2007 Honda CBR RR aka Emily
7. Noel "Eddie" von Holtz 2007 Suzuki GSXR600

Leading the charge for the Reggae Racers on four wheels will be 50 year motorsports veteran Peter “Zoom” Rae on his farewell tour, driving his Peter Rae Auto/Epping Mazda RX7, who had a not so great outing at Round 1 where he failed to score any points in his Group 4 outings but placed 5th in the 1st Group 5 fixture. He will be looking to make amends at Round 2 as he bids farewell to competition at the end of this season.

At the other end of the experience scale is Jamie James, who will be touring with the CMRC for the first time, in his James Trucking/Clarke’s Hardware Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV. Failing to finish twice at Jamwest, he has scored 18 points in Group 4, and is the recipient of a loaned engine in Trinidad after the 4G63 motor in the belly of the 007 beast spilled its guts coming on to the half mile front straight while defending 3rd place from David Summerbell in the final Group 5 race of the day.

3 time CMRC Group 4 champion Douglas "Hollywood" Gore has been invited to pilot his former steed, the Audi TT RS DTM, by its new owner Fyzool Madan, at next weekend’s event, the first time the car will turn a wheel in anger after its restoration following a season ending crash at Jamwest in 2017. Crew Chief Rajendra Jadusingh has been to Trinidad to make final preparations on the car ahead of Gore’s arrival. The car is to be returned to its original Red Bull graphic scheme with which it originally campaigned in the German series.
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