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Kingston, St Andrew roads to be repaired

Kingston, St Andrew
roads to be repaired

  THE National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday began a special work programme, in Kingston and St Andrew, through which several corridors will be repaved or patched. Under the programme, the NWA through contractors will be removing the worn asphaltic concrete surface along Marescux Road, Heroes ... Read More

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton walks in the
paddock ahead of the third practice session during the Formula One Malaysian Grand
Prix in Sepang yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) Peerless Lewis snatches pole position on wet race track
SEPANG, Malaysia (AFP) — Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatc ... Read More

Powersliding his way to victory at last
Sunday’s Drivers Rallysport Club AutoDex
Championship in Bybrook, St Catherine, is
Maurice Whittingham. (Photo: Rory Daley) Fight to the finish
IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-com ... Read More

EYES on the
PRICE Eyes on Price
MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautio ... Read More

Seventh heaven for import performance

Friday, March 27, 2015    

The cast of Fast and Furious 7.

King Midas Mufflers will once again host a car show at the premiere of Fast & Furious 7, April 1 at Carib 5, St Andrew. "This should be a big event," Paul Cole, managing director King Midas Mufflers, told Auto. The show, in front of the theatre, will feature its long tradition of performance vehicles on show, food, drink, and vendor displays of which King Midas Mufflers is usually the largest. Cole's expectations are built on the fact that he believes fans of the popular car themed series ... Read More

Major moves for NDRC

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Offering refreshment to both Boost You Up and give High
Speed Hydration are (from left) Stephen Gunter and
Christopher Elliott, NDRC executive members, with Nestlé
Jamaica’s Sean Wallace and Casey Perue at last Friday’s
press launch of the 2015 Nestlé Supligen Drag Racing Series
at South Beach Café, St Andrew. (Photos: Rory Daley)

MORE is the operative word for the National Drag Racing Circuit's (NDRC) 2015 season. This was revealed at the press launch held at South Beach Café in St Andrew, recently. "Our aim was for drag racing to be the premier genre of local motor sport in Jamaica, and we are truly on our way," Stephen Gunter, NDRC executive member, told Auto. At the end of the press conference, it was clear that the NDRC had all their ducks in a row, revealing several key initiatives to increase driver partic ... Read More

No Foo-ling around

Friday, March 27, 2015    

North American racer Roger Foo will grace the grid at Dover
Raceway’s Easter Monday meet.

JAMAICA'S best drivers will have to be at their strongest, as North American racer Roger Foo has been scheduled to participate at the upcoming April 6 Easter Monday race meet at Dover Raceway, St Ann. "I want to thank all involved in the process to make this trip to race in Jamaica happen. Everyone has been very gracious with this invitation and we will do our best to put on a good show," Foo told Auto. Foo rose to prominence in the mid-90s through to the early 2000s, beating multiple factory- ... Read More

Jackson jets to T&T rally

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins will make the trek to Rally
Trinidad & Tobago this weekend to represent Jamaica.
(Photo: File)

JETCON Racing's rallysport team of Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins left the island on Tuesday to tackle the 2015 running of Rally Trinidad & Tobago this weekend, March 27 through 29. "We finished sixth overall, and third in our Group N class last time," Jackson told Auto. The crew heads back to the demanding rally they first ran in 2013 with renewed confidence. That confidence comes from now having previous experience in the event. "The roads are a lot different to what we are used to her ... Read More

All black for new XF

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Jaguar

ATL Automotive, exclusive dealer for Jaguar Land Rover, is launching the stellar Jaguar XF at the Palisadoes Go Kart Raceway in Kingston, tomorrow night. The exclusive, all-black attire event will channel the sleek sophistication of the iconic British brand and is expected to host over 300 guests. "The Jaguar XF is a true show stopper. The multi award-winning XF's innovative design and refined engineering deliver performance without compromising on fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, an extensive rang ... Read More

She's All That!

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Sizzling singing sensation Denyque models her swimsuit line, Wetswim Collection, with several vehicles from All That's Auto car club. The club, along with Street Talent Racing, is scheduled to take the spotlight at Saturday's Club SkunkLife at Susie's Bakery and Coffee Bar at Southdale Plaza on Constant Spring Road in Kingston. Photos: Rory Daley | Page Designs: Stephen Morrison Read More

Skunk Nation revamps ITN

Friday, March 27, 2015    

Skunk Nation founding
members (from left) Stephen
Wong, Nick Lue and Eddie
Bond. (Photo: Rory Daley)

IN an exclusive interview with Auto, founders of Kingston car club Skunk Nation said there'll be no Import Tuner Night (ITN) this summer. ITN is the club's flagship event and has been held annually at the National Stadium in St Andrew since 2012. They have, however, not abandoned their numerous fans and have decided on a monthly party series instead. Beginning Saturday night, and every last Saturday for the remainder of the year, a party series, Club SkunkLife, will be held at Susie's Bakery ... Read More

JUTC to operate special service for Champs

Tuesday, March 24, 2015    

An Observer file
photo of JUTC buses.

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be providing a special transportation service for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships which takes place at the National Stadium from today through to Saturday. The service will be provided on Routes Number 3A, 12A, 17A, 18A, 20A, 21, 23A, 32, 44, 46, 78, 83 and 97. The areas which will benefit are Portmore, Spanish Town, Patrick City, Duhaney Park, Cooreville Gardens, Havendale, Meadowbrook, Pa ... Read More

Females gear up for dexterity series

Friday, March 20, 2015    

Katherine Chin See placed
third last year in the series
and is aiming higher for
2015 via a new car courtesy
of Strong Solutions Auto.

THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) is hoping to attract more women to local motorsports at the first round of their Tru Juice-sponsored AutoDex Championship series, on Sunday in Bybrook, St Catherine. "We're bringing back a ladies' drivers championship, so there will be trophies," Terry Hamilton, DRC vice president of public relations and marketing, told Auto. The dexterity will make use of a section of the famous Bybrook rally stage and be run on gravel rather than the normal tarmac. The DRC i ... Read More

Successful St Ann Launch

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 20, 2015    

Kyle Gregg conquered the darkness to take home
maximum points from last Saturday night’s
Montego Bay Motoring Club Sprint at Badda
Badda Raceway, St Ann. (Photos: Rory Daley)

KYLE GREGG was the winner at last Saturday's first event of the Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) 2015 Sprint Championship series, Launch Pad, held at Badda Badda Raceway, St Ann. "It felt good to start the year back on top," Gregg told Auto. Gregg admitted that with entrants like Douglas Gore he was focused on victory. A focus that wasn't lost when Gore was unable to start due to mechanical issues with his Mitsubishi Lancer. Still, Gregg didn't have it all to himself, as his 2014 rival Joel ... Read More



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