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Revised dates, web site from Barbados Motoring Federation

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) has today (May 12) published a provisional calendar for the rest of 2021 to allow competitors time to prepare, while discussions continue with Government bodies to clarify when spectators might return. Having made practical use of the down time caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the Federation has developed a new web site, which is also launched today.

Barbados Motoring Federation

Provisional Motor Sport Calendar 2020

Feb 2 – Time Attack (BARL) – Bushy Park
Feb 9 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park
Feb 22 - Autocross (BRC) – Bushy Park
Feb 23 - Drag Racing (BADD) – Bushy Park
Mar 1 - Race Meet (BPMSI) – Bushy Park
Mar 8 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park
Mar 15 – Race Meet (BARL) – Bushy Park
Mar 15 - Navigational Rally (BRC MudDogs) – Islandwide
Mar 22 – Single Venue Rally (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway
Mar 29 – Double-header Sprint (MCBI) – venue to be confirmed

Night-time Karting Experience coming to Bushy Park

The Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD) and Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) both kick off their 2018 championships at Bushy Park Barbados later this month, as the domestic motor sport season moves into a higher gear. And there’s good news for non-competitors as well, as circuit management confirms that the night-time Karting Experience comes on stream next week, with plans also in the pipeline for a new Off-Road Karting location.

RALLY CLUB CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF MOTOR SPORT

Lifetime Achievement Awards recognise members’ contributions

Six decades of motor sport were celebrated on Saturday evening (February 3) when the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) combined its Annual Prizegiving at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas, with a celebration of its 60th Anniversary, reached in 2017. The outstanding contributions of four long-standing members were rewarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while a number of the Club’s commercial partners were also recognised, along with the marshals, medical support teams and the media.

Changes at Barbados Motoring Federation ahead of new season

As the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) prepares for this weekend’s start of the 2018 motor sport season, it does so without long-standing Vice-President John Sealy, who has retired. In a heartfelt tribute to the former VP, BMF President Andrew Mallalieu acknowledged that “replacing John with just one person is impossible”, so there will be some changes in the BMF structure.

BADD finale washed out; Johnson wins the title

While members of the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters (BADD) were looking forward to a thrilling climax to the Club’s seventh season last Sunday (November 26), Mother Nature had other ideas. Launch Control 4, the club’s first Championship event to run under Bushy Park’s new all-arena lighting, was just getting into its stride, with 45 drivers recording qualifying times and an eager crowd building . . .

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Button lauds Bushy Park at Barbados Festival of Speed

Former F1 World Champion Jenson Button raced against cars, karts and a plane at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday (October 14) when he headed a cast of international visitors in the island’s second Festival of Speed. During an action-packed eight-hour programme, which ran from day into night, there was something for everyone, including a half-time show with Allison Hinds the headline act.

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.

BADD Ready for Barbados Festival of Speed

The 2017 edition of the Barbados Festival of Speed kicks off on Saturday October 14th at the Bushy Park circuit, running from 2PM to 10 PM.  The event promises to be a showcase of local and international motoring talent.

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