Marsh completes historic run at Haltec World Cup

Jason Marsh and his supporters at the Haltec World Cup - Imports vs Domestic at Maryland International Raceway. (Photo courtesy Who Shot Ya [email protected])

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 best record.  

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 final race.

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.