Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) – Round 1

Politics is the art of making decisions in light of conflicting interests. Anarchy is only a decision away! Labour Day in Jamaica, is usually marked by feats of industry across our fair isle, but this time around, all activities were displaced by the war which was being waged by the security forces against gun toting hoodlums who were determined to reduce the state to ashes.

Circuit racing competitors from the capital city were directly affected and the fans (from Kingston and its environs) who were bold enough to venture out, spent a part of race-day engulfed in fear, when it was revealed that attempts were being made to block routes into the city!

Despite the flames of unrest torching the city, a Reggae Sumfest sized crowd was present at Dover to support Team Jamaica.

All eyes were focused on the CMRC races. Defending CMRC driver’s champion, David Summerbell Jr. won all three races! He shook off a determined effort from Mark Maloney (Barbados) in race 1. Maloney’s RX-3 spun at the Pepsi hairpin in race 2 and as such did not finish, making it easy for Summerbell, who continued his winning ways and ran away with race 3.

I am a patriot, but, I make no apology for saying that Mark Maloney’s RX-3 (from Barbados), is the quintessential race car. A ‘true’ race car should have a ferocious sound, an intimidating look and incomprehensible speed. Trust me, this car is the real deal and it is naturally aspirated!

I revisited the CMRC races on Youtube and Race 1 revealed the venomous sting of the man and his machine. Mark Maloney is a beast behind the wheel and he drives like the monetary value of his inheritance is dependent on victory. Summerbell even admitted that he was surprised by Mark’s pace and performance.

Round 1 of the CMRC lived up to its billing. Team Jamaica did well, despite the ‘politics’ which led to Doug Gore scoring zero points. Our assault on Bushy Park, Barbados is next!

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6 Responses to “Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) – Round 1”

  1. toyracer says:

    It is totally incorrect to say that CMRC Race #2 was scrapped. All three races, and their results, stand, with the notation that Doug Gore and Gary Williams were disqualified from Race #2 and Doug Gore disqualified from Race #3. There was no “politics” involved in either decision; Mr. Gore broke a CMRC rule by racing a car he did not qualify.

    Please, do better research before publishing erroneous information.

  2. cmunroe says:

    How are you today Mr. Toyracer. I hope you are in a good mood today. Let us be clear – a lot happened at Dover outside of the rule book which should not have happened in the first place, but I guess it was being done to give the fans what they came to see. Doug Gore knows exactly what I am talking about, which is what I am referring to as ‘politics’. I know what the rule says, but is it not true that there were discussions re the results of race 2 being scrapped and also discussions relating to Doug Gore racing the Evo V which he did, thinking that he would be allowed to score points. When the dust settled persons/ teams drew for the rule book. Have a good one Toyracer.

  3. cmunroe says:

    Sorry, I didn’t respond to the results being scrapped. I will double check. I know the discussions took place, but if the results were not officially scrapped I will make the correction.

  4. cmunroe says:

    Fixed. Despite the discussions which took place re race 2′s results being scrapped, there was nothing done officially and therefore Summerbell won all 3 races and scored maximum points. Thanks Toyracer.

  5. audley. c says:

    There are more important matters affecting Jamaica than motor racing taking the headlines everyday.

  6. cmunroe says:

    Hi Audley. I live here, therefore I would not disagree with you. But this is a motorsports blog. The Gleaner has several blogs and the issues with which you are concerned are also addressed in other blogs.

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