ACTION ALL THE WAY AT FLOW SUPERSPRINT FINALE
Barbados Rally Club returns to Stewarts Hill
Motor sport fans can expect an action-packed afternoon of motor sport on Sunday, October 28, when the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) returns to the iconic Stewarts Hill speed event course for the first time in six years. With a full-on spectator experience planned in conjunction with the title sponsor, the double-header final rounds of the inaugural Flow SuperSprint Series will make St Philip the day’s first-choice destination.
The Overall Champion in this new-for-2018 stand-alone competition, plus the top front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive crews will win a 48-inch TV courtesy of Flow, with each class-winner also collecting a trophy. The results will be based on the cumulative total of each driver’s best time from Flow KotH in May, added to his best time in each direction on October 28. The BRC expects competition to be tight, as drivers will be also chasing points in the Club’s Annual Driver’s and Class Championships, which will conclude with the BRC Winter Rally on November 23/24.
The BRC has carried out extensive groundworks to prepare the spectator areas, while Flow is co-ordinating the spectator experience, with a DJ, music and event commentary. BRC Chairman Mark Hamilton said: “The Club has been working hard to significantly improve the spectator environment at the bottom of the Stewarts Hill straight, as well as on the brow overlooking this area. Access to parking and viewing areas will be available via the road coming from either Skeete’s Bay or Bath, which will facilitate both entry and exit while the event is ongoing. However, we would urge fans to be in place by 12.00pm to guarantee the best viewing positions.”
While Stewarts Hill has been used for both drag racing and cycling events in recent years, next week’s event marks the BRC’s first use of the venue since the Sunday of Sol Rally Barbados 2012; it was also the second home of King of the Hill in 2009, following the inaugural Turner’s Hall event in St Andrew. The Service Park for the day will be the nearby Windward Cricket Club, where washroom and bar facilities will be open. The event is scheduled to start at 1.00pm, with four timed runs in each direction, first from Mapps to Stewarts Hill, then the reverse; the Club expects the event to be completed by 5.00pm, after which there will be a Prize-giving on the Flow Stage overlooking the Stewarts Hill straight, to which all are invited.
A third straight victory at Flow KotH for Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton places him top of the Overall Leader Board in the Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06, while Dane Skeete (Sol/Automotive Art Peugeot 306 Maxi) is comfortably ahead in Fwd. Barry Mayers (Chefette/Rubis/Digicel/Hankook/DHL/Illusion Graphics Ford Fiesta) leads the Rwd contenders, but by the narrow margin of 1.02secs from Andrew Jones (Lucozade/Caribbean Powder Coating/Southern Surf Beach Apartments/AP Jones Pharmacy Ford Escort MkII).
Entries opened at Motorsport Services last week and close next Wednesday (October 24), with a late-entry facility available for a further 24 hours, after which the Running Order will be published.
Flow SuperSprint Series
Leader Board after round 1:
Top 10 Overall:
1st Jeffrey Panton (WRC-1 Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06), 2m 43.75s
2nd Rob Swann – ENG (WRC-1 Elegant Hotels/Blue Sky Luxury/Cygnet Plant Subaru Impreza WRC S12B), 2m 46.03s
3rd Roger Skeete (WRC-1 Sol/Automotive Art/Simpson Motors/Flow Subaru Impreza WRC S12B), 2m 46.75s
4th Roger Hill (WRC-2 Esso/Nassco/MaxMeyer/MotorMac/Pennzoil/Energizer/Refresh your Car/California Scents Toyota Corolla WRC), 2m 50.43s
5th David Coelho – T&T (GpA Subway/Zanzibar/Kaizan Sushi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 2m 51.80s
6th Barry Mayers (SM2 Chefette/Rubis/Digicel/Hankook/DHL/Illusion Graphics Ford Fiesta), 2m 52.37s
7th Dane Skeete (SM2 Sol/Automotive Art Peugeot 306 Maxi), 2m 52.46s
8th Andrew Jones (SM3 Lucozade/Caribbean Powder Coating/Southern Surf Beach Apartments/AP Jones Pharmacy Ford Escort MkII), 2m 53.39s
9th Avinash Chatrani (GpA Lenovo/PowerBass/Genius Lynk/iShop/Copacabana/Gunk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), 2m 53.50s
10th Mark Thompson (GpA Glassesco Hardware/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa/Automotive Art/SLAM 101.1FM/Berger Paints Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 2m 53.93s
Top 5 Rwd:
1st B Mayers, 2m 52.37s
2nd Jones, 2m 53.39s
3rd Rhett Watson (SM3 Chefette/Stihl/Gliptone/Leafy Organics/Gunk/Hankook/Bajan Pure Water/It’s Barbados/Power King Batteries, in support of Little Pink Gift BMW M3), 2m 54.44s
4th Roger Mayers (SM2 Chefette/Rubis/Digicel/Hankook/DHL/ Illusion Graphics Toyota WR Starlet), 2m 55.80s
5th Logan Watson (SM3 Leafy Organics/Sign Depot/Subzero Services/Luxe Caribbean Properties/It’s Barbados/Hankook/Cargo BGI/Stihl/The Unknown Entity BMW M3), 2m 59.00s
Top 5 Fwd:
1st D Skeete, 2m 52.46s
2nd Daryl Clarke (SM2 Automotive Art/Flow/Amir’s Chicken/MQI Collision Repair/eCarib Classifieds Honda Civic), 2m 55.01s
3rd Jamal Brathwaite (M2 Platinum Motors/Valvoline/Automotive Art/Consumers Guarantee Insurance Honda Civic Type-R), 3m 01.13s
4th Kurt Thompson (SM2 Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio-Beauty Day Spa/Slam 101.1FM/Berger Paints Honda Civic), 3m 01.69s
5th Paul Horton - TCI (M2 Arbikie Highland Estate/Java Island/Sky Motorsports/H Racing Citroen DS 3 R3 MAX), 3m 02.62s
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