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Jamaica Race Drivers Membership (JRDC) Advertising and marketing Director Doug Gore says that the Dover Raceway could possibly be open for a meet on Independence Day, August 6.

That is doable due to a donation of $2 million by the Miracle Company Group in the direction of the lease of the property. The JRDC is within the means of buying the observe from a personal entity.

Gore says that the JRDC is now consulting the Authorities on COVID-19 protocols for the protected resumption of actions on the venue. The JRDC is influenced by what it noticed as a profitable staging of the Jamaica Karting Affiliation’s Growth Workshop 1 on the Palisadoes Raceway final weekend.

“The Ministry (of Sport) has now given the Jamaica Race Drivers Membership the chance to present them some kind of date as to once we want to have our subsequent race meet and, after all, the protocols that we’ll now put in place at our occasion,” Gore mentioned.

“We’ve got signed off on the dates, and we’re simply ready for them to say, ‘Sure, we are going to now okay these dates.’ We wish to maintain it on an enormous large public vacation, and that can greater than seemingly be Independence Day.”

Gore says that the JRDC is grateful to the Miracle Company Group and its managing director, Richard Lee, for his or her sponsorship.

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“As one of many administrators of the JRDC, I realise that if we didn’t give some kind of the funds to the lease, that they had been going to lock the doorways and gates for Dover,” he mentioned.

“I then approached Mr [Richard] Lee, who has sponsored motorsports greater than another firm, and I requested him if he could be keen to pay the debt that now we have at Dover in the direction of the trustees, and he mentioned sure.”

Miracle Company Group are the producers of AMSOIL motor oil, utilized by many native racing garages.

“He (Lee) realised that with out the Dover Raceway and help of the native motorsports fanbase, his enterprise wouldn’t be pretty much as good as it’s as a result of we the racers have made AMSOIL what it’s right now,” Gore mentioned.

“He went and he has made out the $2 million to the trustees, and it’s now holding the doorways open, and as with every enterprise, so long as the doorways are open, then folks will are available in and purchase.”

robert.bailey@gleanerjm.com

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