Summerbell, Barbados top CMRC
At last Monday’s Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) David Summerbell reigned supreme winning all three races in the first leg of the series.
Although being hounded in all three CMRC races by Barbados’ father and son team, Mark and Doug Maloney, Summerbell’s driving proved superior on the day.
The Jamaican driver is currently leading the points standing for the CMRC driver’s championship.
“It’s great to start the season leading the Championships, especially with my new sponsors Stewarts, Cariburst and Motorcraft batteries. I still have Doug to deal with in Jamaica and Doug is driving well, showing the full potential of the Audi so we still have a big battle; but with the support of Total we always give our best,” said Summerbell.
With great racing from the Barbados contingent, Barbados is currently leading the CMRC country Championship on 50 points, with Jamaica second on 49 points and defending Champions Guyana third on 18 points.
Mark Maloney, driving a Mazda RX3 was magnificent on race day as he matched strides with Summerbell with very competitive racing. The Maloney racing family was well represented by Mark and Doug, who finished second and third, respectively, in all three CMRC races.
“It was good, I didn’t have the best qualifying session but the car was reliable. David had the advantage with the four wheel drive, nevertheless I enjoyed racing here,” said Mark Maloney.
Guyana’s Kevin Jeffrey was noticeably missing in action as his Mitsubishi Evolution 8 was rendered inoperable from a damaged gear box.
“The car was running good and I was right up there with David, but linkage came loose in the race and I was stuck in second gear. I left Jamaica with zero points, but there were mechanical issues we had no control over, that’s racing. It was very nice to be in Jamaica for racing though,” Jeffrey said. (Jamaica Observer)