After a dominant run of four straight WRC class wins, Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton is the first competitor from the four-wheel-drive classes to lead the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Champion Driver title chase at the half-way stage since 2011. With four of seven rounds run, he is three points ahead of SuperModified 1 class leader Neil Corbin, while four more drivers are within 10 points of his total of 75.
An unprecedented level of interest from both competitors and spectators has encouraged the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) to move earlier than ever before to announce the dates for the next edition of its premier event: Sol Rally Barbados 2018 will run from June 1 to 3, with Flow King of the Hill the previous Sunday (May 27), while on-line entries will open on the official web site - www.rallybarbados.net – on October 1, 2017.
Fresh from a successful outing at Ipswich SpedeWeekend at the Foxhall Heath Stadium a few days ago (July 1/2), the Dreamers Banger Racing Team have confirmed their participation in the second Barbados Festival of Speed on Saturday, October 14. The Champions of oval racing join former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button and the spectacular Twister Aerobatics Team on the growing list of acts confirmed for the second BFoS at Bushy Park Barbados.
Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance/M-Grafix/Courts Optical Suzuki Swift) has become the third different leader this year in the chase for Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BPMSI) Champion Driver title, following round three of the 2017 Championship last Saturday (July 1). He moves ahead of Adrian Bailey, who had taken the lead in May, ousting Devan McCartney, who emerged on top after BPMSI’s opening race meet in March.
Barry Gale and Stuart Maloney were the big winners in the second round of the Suzuki Challenge Series at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday (July 1), each claiming two victories, as regular rain showers throughout the afternoon created challenging track conditions. Gale is the new leader of the Swift Cup, while Maloney has reduced Suleman Esuf’s SR3 Cup lead to just eight points.
Nine-time SR3 Cup race-winner Stuart Maloney heads into round two of the third Suzuki Challenge Series at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday (July 1) off the back of a string of impressive results in the UK Radical Challenge Championship. Two third places were the highlights of a six-race programme that saw him finish outside the top 10 only once over back-to-back weekends of racing at Silverstone and Rockingham.
Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal re-wrote the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) record books at the weekend (June 24/25) with victory in the Sol 60th Anniversary June Safari, despite a scare on the final route which made them “pleasantly surprised to have pulled it off”. Alleyne’s eighth win moves him two ahead of fellow ‘June’ veteran Wayne Clarke, O’Neal brings the list of four-time winners to six, while the partnership has set a new record for the highest number of wins in the shortest time frame, four in six years.
Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) will break new ground at the third round of its 2017 Championship at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday, July 1, with a revised format for Practice and Qualifying. The afternoon’s schedule, which will also feature round two of the Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup and SR3 Cup, will conclude with a Club lime and film show in the Cafeteria.
Twelve former winners of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) longest-running event will help the Club celebrate six decades of motor sport organisation at this weekend’s Sol 60th Anniversary June Safari (June 24/25). With 30 victories between them, the list includes some of the island’s most experienced navigational rally practitioners, so a keen contest is assured during the 17-hour overnight event.
The Twister Aerobatics Team, the only European outfit certified to fly after-dark shows, will light up the skies at the Barbados Festival of Speed on Saturday, October 14, in its first-ever performance in the Americas. The British-based team is the first act confirmed to join former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button at the second BFoS at Bushy Park Barbados.