Submitted by Lisa Abraham
Jason Marsh, the lone
Antiguan drag racer participating in the Haltec World Cup – Imports vs Domestic
at Maryland International Raceway from October 30th to November 3rd,
had a weekend to be remembered. Having to make the feat by qualifying
amongst 50 of the best cars in the US, he did not disappoint.
On his first qualifying pass, he
made a small driver error that caused him to crash. That minor setback
gave Marsh an extra boost to not only repair the cars body and motor but made
him even more focused and determined on his comeback.
Marsh managed to qualify in the
18th position in the True Streets Class and made it through three rounds of the
main event and into the semis. On his first round of the main event on
Sunday November 3rd he managed to create three records on that pass: Fastest ET
on a 67mm turbo of 8.11, fastest mph on a 67mm of 189 mph, and his personal
His other build, El Hefe, driven
by the camp’s tuner Jason Hunt, qualified at number 17th in the Super Streets
with an 8.2 ET and ran through all the eliminations, even taking out the number
one qualifier and making it to the finals. This car ended in the winners’
circle, placing second in the Super Street class due to a red light on its
The #islandboys squad had a very
trying weekend with both cars breaking during the rounds and had to be repaired
to continue. All in all, the Team emerged victorious.
Marsh wishes to thank all of his
supporters at home in Antigua and abroad. Marsh sends special thanks to
all who travelled from Antigua and beyond to support him and those who sent
messages via all the social platforms.