Patels win Class B in Shelbury Construction June Safari
Two new names were added to the Roll of Honour of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) longest-running event at the weekend (June 29/30) when Ben Norris and Kirk Watkins won the Shelbury Construction June Safari. After a close overnight contest through all but one of the island’s parishes, Norris and Watkins (Toyota Land Cruiser) prevailed by 100 penalty points, bringing the number of winners to 73 since the event was first run in June 1957.
Three routes, two Driver Challenges, 200 kilometres
Crews contesting the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship are making final preparations for the toughest challenge of the year. With three routes totaling almost 200 kilometres, two tough Driver Challenges and a route that touches all but one of the island’s parishes, this weekend’s (June 29/30) June Safari will be a real test of mental and physical stamina.
Former Champion Sean Maloney of Barbados has assumed the lead of the Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup (RCC), following a dramatic day of changing fortunes in round two at Bushy Park Barbados on Monday (June 10). He shared the race wins with brother Stuart, the reigning RCC Champion, and Trinidad & Tobago’s Kristian Boodoosingh, while two more podium finishes for Jamaica’s Williams Myers keep the title fight wide open, which just a 13-point difference from first to fourth.
Early points leader Mark Maloney will be looking to increase his advantage in the 2019 Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup when round two runs off at Bushy Park Barbados on Bank Holiday Monday (June 10). With two race wins and a second place from the opening round in April, Maloney starts the day 20 points clear of the chasing pack, with three 15-lap races on the schedule.
Dramatic weekend for 30th running of Club’s premier event.
On their debut in the event’s World Rally Car class, Dane Skeete and Tyler Mayhew won Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event; after a weekend of high drama and a rarely-seen level of attrition among the front-runners, their margin of victory in the Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12B was just over one minute.
Near-record entry list for 30th running of BRC’s premier event
Following their fourth consecutive victory in Flow King of the Hill at its new location of Stewart’s Hill last Sunday, Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr are top seeds for the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. The entry list of 98 cars for Sol Rally Barbados 2019 - one shy of the 2012 record of 99 starters – was published by the BRC at last evening’s (Wednesday) Briefing Meeting at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas.
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CAN – Canada; ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; JER – Jersey; NIR – Northern Ireland; NZL – New Zealand; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales
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1 Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (WRC Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06)
Huge crowds attend final Sol RB19 shakedown at Stewart’s Hill
Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell re-wrote the record books again yesterday (Sunday) with their fourth straight victory in Flow King of the Hill, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) annual Sol Rally Barbados shakedown. Having trailed England’s Rob Swann for the first three runs, Panton made the final run count, to win by a margin of 12 hundredths of a second in the Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06.