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LAST CHANCE SALOON FOR CHEFETTE MUDDOGS

Nassco sponsors season finale for 12th straight year

Crews contesting the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship face their final points-scoring challenge of the season on Sunday (October 20), the Nassco October Safari, sponsored by the island’s Toyota dealer for the 12th consecutive year. With a route passing through six parishes and three Driver Challenges along the way, one through a St Philip swamp, it promises to be a fitting end to the campaign.

ALLEYNE, O’NEAL TAKE SUPER-S SEPTEMBER SAFARI

High praise for “enjoyable event” from winning crew

Navigational Rally veterans Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal added another victory to their already impressive record on Saturday (September 14) when they won the Super-S Lubricants September Safari, an event Alleyne described as “certainly one of the more enjoyable events in many years”. With the biggest MudDogs entry since 2017, Alleyne added that the third round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship also created “a really good vibe going forward”.

SUPER-S LUBRICANTS SEPTEMBER SAFARI SATURDAY

Three Driver Challenges, as crews drive from day into night

With a new title sponsor, three Driver Challenges and the biggest entry for more than two years, Saturday’s (September 14) third round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship promises to be a tough one for the crews and an entertaining one for spectators. The Super-S Lubricants September Safari will also run from day into night, adding extra spice to the competition.

NORRIS, WATKINS JOIN ‘THE JUNE’ ROLL OF HONOUR

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.

MUDDOGS PREPARE FOR ALL-NIGHT JUNE SAFARI

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.

ALLEYNE & O’NEAL WIN CHEFETTE APRIL SAFARI

Winner “encouraged to see new faces”

Leslie Alleyne and Chris O'Neal (Simpson Motors/Shell Spirax/Shell Rimula/Maxxis Isuzu D-Max) won Saturday’s (April 13) Chefette April Safari, the opening round of Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 MudDogs Safari Championship. In doing so, they claimed the Audley Croney Memorial Trophy for the second time, which was presented at last evening’s (Tuesday) Prizegiving by Audley’s son Jeremy.

CHEFETTE APRIL SAFARI STARTS MUDDOGS SEASON

More events to run from day into night

The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2019 MudDogs Safari Championship kicks off with Saturday’s (April 13) April Safari, both the opening round and the series once again sponsored by local restaurant chain Chefette Restaurants. The season’s first event also marks a shift in the Championship’s format, which will this year include more events which run into the night, presenting crews with an even greater challenge.

RALLY CLUB REWARDS COMPETITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

Record number of trophies for overseas competitors

More than 80 members of the motor sport community, both competitors and volunteer officials, were recognised for their achievements and commitment to the sport at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Annual Prizegiving at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas, on Saturday evening (February 23). As Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton won back-to-back Champion Driver titles, a record number of trophies were won by overseas participants, including Rob Swann, who flew in from the UK for all seven rounds of the Driver’s & Class Championships.

MUDDOGS SEASON SETTLED AT NASSCO SAFARI

Tie-break titles for Driver Alleyne & Navigator Croney

Leslie Alleyne has won a record sixth consecutive Drivers crown in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship, which was settled at the Nassco November Safari last Sunday (November 11). Andrew Croney is the Champion Navigator for the second time, having won the title as a Novice in 2006, while the Club’s tie-break rules were needed to resolve both titles after a hotly-contested season in which established driver-navigator partnerships were broken up on more than one occasion.

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