September Safari winner praises “Savvy” route-setters

Winner of last Sunday’s (September 17) Savvy on the Bay September Safari, Leslie Alleyne, was full of praise for the route-setters - and the opposition - after crews met for the Prizegiving on Tuesday evening. Alleyne and navigator Chris O’Neal clocked up their third win in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2023 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship after coming from behind in a tight contest fought out across all but one of the island’s parishes.

Islandwide route for Savvy on the Bay September Safari

Crews competing in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship will need to bring their ‘A Game’ when they return to action this Sunday (September 17) after the three-month summer break. The Savvy on the Bay September Safari will visit all but one of the island’s parishes before concluding with three spectacular Driver Challenges at the Vaucluse Raceway in St Thomas.

Panton wins Sun & Stars to lead R5 Rally Championship

Jamaica’s Jeff Panton is the new leader of the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens after winning round seven, the Rally of the Sun & Stars on Saturday (September 9). With reigning champion and points-leader Stuart Maloney in action only as co-driver to his brother Mark after his own car had been sold days before the event, Panton turned a seven-point deficit in to a 13-point lead in the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) flagship national championship with three rounds to go.


Title race wide open as R5 Rally Championship restarts

The race to win the second season of the R5 Rally Championship, presented by First Citizens, is wide open as competitors from home and away gather in Barbados for Saturday’s (September 9) Rally of the Sun & Stars, the first qualifying round for three months. Running from day into night over 12 stages, the Motoring Club Barbados Inc’s (MCBI) premier event is round seven of 10 in this year’s R5 title chase.


Dates confirmed for Rally Barbados 2024

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has announced the dates for the 34th edition of its premier event. Subject to final ratification by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), Rally Barbados 2024 will run from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, with The Rally Show and King of the Hill, the final shakedown and seeding event, on May 25 and 26.


Panton and Skeete share BRC Summer Sprint honours

Honours were shared in yesterday’s (Sunday) Double-Header Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Summer Sprint as the island’s leading competitors rejoined battle after the summer break. Dane Skeete won the first event running from Drax Hall to Ellesmere in St George, while Jamaica’s Jeff Panton won a very close battle in the reverse direction, with the top five covered by less than seven-tenths of a second.


Crucial event for Rally Club Championship on Sunday

Sunday’s (August 27) Double-Header Barbados Rally Club Summer Sprint looks set to be a turning point in the BRC Driver’s & Class Championships. There are two points-scoring opportunities on offer – the event counts as rounds five and six – and, with just one round remaining, Sunday’s results will play a major part in the outcome of the chase for the coveted Champion Driver title, also for victory in the 11 contested classes.

FIA American Congress welcomes CJKAT success

The success of the Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) and its ongoing contribution to the development of motor sport in the region was welcomed by attendees at the recent 2023 FIA American Congress hosted by the Automóvil Club Guatemala. David Williams, Vice President of the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) which administers CJKAT, was among speakers who addressed the Congress in the presence of FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and other members of the FIA Leadership Team.


Thompson leads BKA points as class battles heat up

Nine drivers won races in a hugely competitive fourth round of the 2023 Sectus Technologies Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championship at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday (August 13). While Blake Thompson increased his lead in the Champion Driver title chase, the battle has intensified in both the Cadets and Easykarts Lights, where single-figure points margins now separate the front runners.


BKA racers back in action after six-week break

Blake Thompson and Daniel Ullyett will renew their battle for the Sectus Technologies Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championship on Sunday (August 13) when the BKA returns to Bushy Park Barbados after a six-week break. Just five points separate leader Thompson from two-time Champion Driver Ullyett ahead of the season’s fourth Raceday, sponsored by ?????.



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