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HINDS AND MANNING WIN CHEFETTE SUMMER SAFARI

Winner heaps praise on setter’s “awesome rally”

For the second time in as many events, new names have been added to the winners’ roster in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship after Willie Hinds and Wayne Manning won last Sunday’s (September 20) Chefette Summer Safari. There was more good news for Chris King, too: having claimed his first victory in July’s opening round, he and Warrick Eastmond won the Driver Challenge which brought last weekend’s Safari to a close.

BARBER FAMILY OUTING ON CHEFETTE SUMMER SAFARI

MudDogs return to action Sunday

Barbados Rally Club (BRC) stalwart Biddy Barber returns to competition after a long break this weekend, when she lines up for the Chefette Summer Safari. Having competed many a time in navigational events with son Brett, Sunday (September 20) will see her first outing in the Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship with her 12-year-old grandson Austin.

KING AND EASTMOND WIN SHELBURY SUMMER SAFARI

Crews happy to be back in action after long wait

Competitors in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship finally headed back off-road at the weekend (July 25/26) after a nine-month wait . . . and a new name was added to the Roll of Honour of the Club’s longest-running event, fondly known as ‘The June’. Although the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back into July, the Shelbury Construction Summer Safari still represented the 64th running of the Club’s founding event.

MUDDOGS BACK IN ACTION FOR SHELBURY SUMMER SAFARI

Covid-19 moves ‘The June’s 64th edition to July

After a nine-month break, the longest since the navigational series started in 2004, crews contesting the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship are preparing for competition once again. And, with a weather system bearing down on the island, this weekend’s (July 25/26) Shelbury Construction Summer Safari (‘The June’) looks set to remind everyone just what they have been missing.

BMF confirms staged restart of motor sport behind closed doors

The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) today (Wednesday) confirmed that the green light has been given to restart motor sport, which has been on hold since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. With guidance from the BMF, the island’s seven clubs are drawing up plans for a staged return to competition next month, while Bushy Park Circuit Inc (BPCI) has announced a Track Day at the St Philip facility this Sunday (June 28).

RALLY CLUB COMPETITOR NUMBERS RISE IN 2019

Edward Corbin finally wins Champion Driver title

More than 300 competitors participated in Barbados Rally Club (BRC) events during 2019, around 20 per cent more than last year. As the Club confirmed Edward Corbin as its Champion Driver today (December 9), along with the title-winners and year-end points standings across all its disciplines, Club Chairman Mark Hamilton was in upbeat mood about the growth in numbers and the close competition which resulted.

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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

NORRIS, WATKINS WIN NASSCO SAFARI FOR TOYOTA

Alleyne and O’Neal add to MudDogs Championship titles

Ben Norris and Kirk Watkins claimed their second victory of the 2019 Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship in last Sunday’s (October 20) final round, the Nassco October Safari, handing the island’s Toyota dealer a ‘home’ victory in their Land Cruiser. They finish the season second in the Driver and Navigator standings, just two points adrift of multiple Champions Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal, who were the route-setters last weekend.

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