Bushy Park regulars share centre stage at Festival of Speed

Nearly 80 local competitors will share centre stage with former F1 World Champion Jenson Button, 2017 Le Mans class-winner Will Stevens and 2014 European Le Mans Series Champion Oliver Webb on Saturday (October 14) at Bushy Park Barbados as the St Philip facility hosts the island’s second Festival of Speed. Highlights will include Button racing against a Twister aerobatic plane around the 2.01-kilometre circuit, while Stevens and Webb will take part in the Super Cars demonstrations.

  With the World Championship at a crucial stage and just four races remaining, Sahara Force India Formula One’s Esteban Ocon is now unable to make the trip to Barbados ahead of the following weekend’s (October 22) United States GP. BPCI Operations Manager Amy Willis explained: “Force India is in sight of finishing fourth in the Constructors Championship for the second year in a row, perhaps also a record points haul, so it is understandable after their recent run of good form that they want to focus on that. We are working to confirm a replacement driver shortly.”

  Members of the Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD), Barbados Karting Association (BKA) and Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI), the three clubs which host race meets on the St Philip facility’s annual calendar, will all enjoy track time during the eight-hour programme, which runs from 2.00pm into the night under the facility’s new all-arena lighting. With the Dreamers Banger Racers, the Twister Aerobatics Team, half-time entertainment headed by Alison Hinds, Nikita and Marz Ville, and the chance to get up close to the Sahara Force India VJ09 F1 Show Car in the Festival Village, there is something for everyone in the packed schedule.

  While the BADD and BKA track action will provide each organisation with an opportunity to showcase its particular discipline in front of wider audience than usual, for the BPMSI competitors there is serious business at hand. While the drag racers and karters are competing purely for fun, the two Hilti Handicap Races for cars and bikes represent the final chance to score points in the BPMSI’s 2017 Championship.

  With four rounds run, there is a spread of just three points across the top four drivers fighting for the Hilti Handicap for Cars: although he has not yet won a Handicap this year, last year’s Champion Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Daihatsu Charmant) leads the standings with a total of 38 from three points-scoring finishes, including second place in round three. Chasing him are Kyle King (Toyota Starlet) on 37 points, including victory in round one, Andre Corbin (Toyota Corolla SR) on 36 and second-round winner Kevin Wiggins (Toyota Starlet) on 35. With the strongest Handicap grid of the year now assembled, these four will not only have one another to worry about.

  On two wheels, there has only been one Handicap race this season, which was won by Ronnie Cooke (Yamaha R6), who therefore leads with 25 points; Kevin Bynoe (Suzuki GSX-R600) is second with 18, three ahead of last year’s Bike Handicap Champion Terrance Ollivierre (Suzuki GSX-R600).

Barbados Festival of Speed – ticketing information Saturday, October 14, 2.00pm to 10.00pm (gates and ticket booths open 12.30pm) General Admission - Bds $50; Child (7 to 12) Bds $25. Clubhouse (food and drink on sale) - Bds $150; Child (7 to 12) Bds $75. VIP (food and drink included) - Bds $500; Child (7 to 12) Bds $250. Corporate - Bds $100; Child (7 to 12) Bds $50. Children six and under are free. Hilti Hammer 4 x 4 Zone vehicle pass Bds $100, Cyclone 4 x 4 Zone vehicle pass Bds $100, plus General Admission pass for each occupant

Tickets are now available on-line at www.bushyparkbarbados.com and at the Bushy Park Circuit Office, also at Automotive Art Wildey, CS Pharmacy (Broad Street, Bridgetown) and Sol Speightstown, Warrens and Wildey. Patrons can buy their advanced tickets using the Massy Card at the Bushy Park Circuit Office and Automotive Art Wildey

Barbados Festival of Speed 2017 Provisional entries – BADD, BKA, BPMSI

Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD) The Barbados Festival of Speed Pairs

127 Rommel Alleyne (Toyota Corolla) vs 215 Damien Johnson (Honda Civic)

649 Anthony Mayers (Honda Civic) vs 36 Kevin Griffith (Suzuki Swift)

140 Gregory Catwell (Datsun) vs 40 Corey Stanford (Toyota Corolla)

427 Shorn Joseph (Nissan Pulsar) vs 141 Chad 'Bishop (Nissan Sunny)

611 Jeremy Greenidge (Mitsubishi Colt) vs 116 Matthew Forde (Mitsubishi Evo III)

011 Dan Johnson (Westfield Megawatt) vs 194 Jimmy Small (Nissan Skyline GTR)

801 Robert Bishop (Nissan Skyline GTR) vs 405 Suleman Esuf (Mitsubishi Evo VII)

Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Handicap Race

8 Blake Thompson (60cc)

9 Jayden Thompson (60cc)

10 Daniel Ullyett (60cc)

18 Maurice Fortier (125cc Masters)

22 Zane Maloney (125cc Lights)

25 Sebastien Thompson (100cc)

64 Colin Bradshaw (60cc)

65 Kayleigh Catwell (100cc)

66 Kyffin Simpson (100cc)

67 Sophia Simpson (60cc)

70 Calem Maloney (100cc)

71 Donce Blackman (60cc)

88 Adam Marshall (100cc)

89 Colin Bradshaw (100cc)

98 Jacob Mustor (60cc)

112 Adam Mallalieu (100cc)

139 Calvin Bartlett (X30)

221 Justin Campbell (125cc Lights)

268 Kyle Proverbs (125cc Lights)

271 Joshua Maloney (125cc Lights)

276 Graeme Finlayson (125cc Masters)

277 Benjamin Moore (125cc Lights)

300 Aeden Bruce (60cc)

Bushy Park Motorsports Inc (BPMSI) Hilti Handicap for Cars

1 Ryan Wood (Suzuki Swift Sport)

3 Ryan Peyrau (Suzuki Swift Sport)

5 Barry Gale (Suzuki Swift Sport)

9 Robert Gill (Toyota Starlet)

11 John Beckles (Toyota Starlet)

12 Karl Bovell (Honda CRX)

16 Stuart Maloney (Radical RS3 RS)

25 Andre Walcott (Suzuki Swift)

40 Gregory Catwell (Nissan 120Y)

59 Joe Troulan (BMW 318ti Compact)

63 Andre Corbin (Toyota Corolla SR)

67 Adrian Bailey (Peugeot 205)

71 Allan Kinch (BMW 318ti Compact)

76 Steve King (Nissan Skyline)

86 Mark Maloney (Mazda RX-3)

91 Jermin Pope (Honda Civic)

93 Kevin Wiggins (Toyota Starlet)

97 Devan McCartney (Honda CRX)

103 Kevin Armstrong (Ford Escort MkI)

105 Neil Corbin (Toyota Starlet)

118 Jason Harewood (Toyota Starlet)

126 Nathaniel Munroe (Austin Mini)

131 Samuel Mayers (Toyota Corolla DX)

132 Windell Holmes (Acura Integra)

140 Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Daihatsu Charmant)

172 Carlos Edwards (Toyota Starlet)

176 Kyle King (Toyota Starlet)

919 Ross Callender (Daihatsu Charmant)


Hilti Handicap for Bikes

10    Ronnie Cooke (Yamaha R6)

11    Shirley Scantlebury (Suzuki GSX-R600)

19    Steve Linton (Honda CBR-R600)

25    Barry Stuart (Honda CBR-R600)

30    Jason Maloney (Yamaha R6)

32    Terrance Ollivierre (Suzuki GSX-R600)

34    Marc-Lee Bascombe (Yamaha R6)

49    Kevin Bynoe (Suzuki GSX-R600)


Suzuki Challenge Series

Swift Cup

1 Ryan Wood (Suzuki Swift Sport)

2 Rhett Watson (Suzuki Swift Sport)

3 Ryan Peyrau – T&T (Suzuki Swift Sport)

4 Kenrick Husbands (Suzuki Swift Sport)

5 Barry Gale (Suzuki Swift Sport)

7 Pascal Calvel - MTQ (Suzuki Swift Sport)

9 Justin Campbell (Suzuki Swift Sport)


SR3 Cup

4 Ryan Gonsalves - SVG (Radical RS3 RS)

7 David Simpson (Radical RS3 RS)

14 Sol Esuf (Radical RS3 RS)

16 Stuart Maloney (Radical RS3 RS)

16 Sean Maloney (Radical RS3 RS)

86 Mark Maloney (Radical RS3 RS)


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