The Beast to roar at Ver­nam­field

Jamaica Gleaner - - AUTOMOTIVES - Neville Gra­ham Busi­ness Re­porter neville.gra­ham@glean­erjm.com

EVEN WITH the post­pone­ment of Supli­gen Drag Chal­lenge 4, petrol heads and other ded­i­cated fans of Ver­nam­field are sali­vat­ing at the prospect of a big matchup for the fastest car in Ja­maica.

The TOP 1 Oil-spon­sored Drag Car ‘The Beast’ will make its Ja­maican de­but at the next meet. The sick-look­ing drag car was built by the Rosado Racing Team from West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

It is a 1982 old school Toy­ota with a Pro Mod Tube Frame chas­sis. In the belly of The Beast is a 3SGTE – a four cylin­der mo­tor. That is the same 2-litre en­gine nor­mally found in the Toy­ota Cal­d­ina or the Al­tezza. It is fu­eled by M5 methanol that makes it crank out over 1,300 horse­power to the ground. The car has gone its best time over the mile at 6.94 sec­onds at a blind­ing 196 mph. The driver will be Alex Dieguez from the Rosado Racing Team.

The mean ma­chine is be­ing hosted in Ja­maica by LueBoyz Racing, who say they can’t wait to get the car on the Ver­nam­field track, where they are hop­ing for a 7.90 – 8.10 sec­onds pass over the quar­ter mile.

The car will be sup­ported at the Ver­nam­field Drag Strip by the Rosado Racing Team, who will be fly­ing into the is­land from Florida to dial the car in. Pre­ferred mo­tor oil and lu­bri­cant spe­cial­ists TOP 1 Oil will be part­ner­ing with LueBoyz Racing to host a spe­cial event to wel­come the Rosado Racing Team and un­veil the car with newly de­tailed TOP 1 Oil brand­ing.

The Beast is ex­pected to go head-to-head with the class stan­dards Dean Shaw and NDRC na­tional record holder Adrian McLy­mont. The Beast head-on.

CAN’T WAIT TO GET ON TRACK A side view of The Beast, a 1982 Toy­ota Corolla.

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