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Fraser gets it

BY RORY DALEY
Observer writer

Friday, September 01, 2017

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FRASER McConnell copped full points in the third event of the 2017 Drivers' Rallysport Club's (DRC) Sprint series in Bog Walk, St Catherine, last Sunday.

“We were trying to keep up Kyle's (Gregg) pace the whole day. It was hot, to say the least. He was putting down some times and making everyone scratch their heads. So we just kept working at it and in the championship run, I just went out there knowing I was going to give 110 per cent. I left everything on the track and came out with a win and I'm happy with that,” McConnell told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

Gregg was the class of the field, forcing the best from his rivals. McConnell completed the event with several body panels on his Subaru STI flailing away. Gregg and his Lancer Evolution IX finished second on the championship run with a one-second difference to McConnell.

“Surprisingly, I made a few mistakes today but managed to win the two-lapper. In the three-lapper, I had some difficulties with the dashboard dropping down on my gear stick so I really couldn't change gears which caused me to come in second to Fraser,” said Gregg.

Third-place finisher Timothy Stewart didn't leave unscathed. His carbonfibre wing mirror went airborne after he collided with an orange tree.

Joel Jackson, who finished fourth, was hampered throughout the day with electrical problems.

“Not a very good day for us. We had an electrical issue more than likely coming over from the tyre delamination issue at the last rally. So between the guys at Jetcon and P&L Racing, they've been working all day on the car to track it down,” said Jackson.

Rookie Lee Vaz rounded out the top five.

DRC Championship Driver points leader Thomas Hall opted out of the championship run, severely reducing his points haul.

“In all honesty, I wasn't looking for any championships this season, but we couldn't do better today because we had no brakes, so we could only do two runs,” he said.

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