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WESTERN AND HINDS MAKE A POINT . . . JUST ONE

Mark Western and Robin Hinds won Saturday’s (April 13) Chefette April Safari by the smallest possible margin - one penalty point. The result was the closest finish in a navigational event since the Toyota November Safari of 2005, when they were also involved . . . but as the losers, by two points, to Lindsay Farmer and Megan Blades.   Aboard the Kar Parts Store/GWS/Esso Barbarees Hill/Yardman Nissan Patrol, Western/Hinds were trailing at the end of route 1, 69 penalty points behind Audley and Jeremy Croney (CC Motorsports Suzuki Vitara).

CHEFETTE APRIL SAFARI RUNS OFF SATURDAY

  Eighteen crews were confirmed for Saturday’s (April 13) Chefette April Safari at a well-attended Briefing Meeting at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association Club House at Searles, Christ Church last evening. Seven combinations are making their first appearance of the season, bringing to more than 40 the number of Drivers and Navigators so far to line up for the 2013 Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship.   MudDogs Chairman Darnley Rayside said: “I must say that I was again impressed with amount of people that turned out last night.

MUDDOGS MAKE READY FOR CHEFETTE APRIL SAFARI

  For the second qualifying round of the 2013 season, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship returns to its roots: when the Club gave Championship status to its navigational events for the first time in March 2004, the opening event was set by Jason Downey and Richard ‘RC’ Daniel . . . and Downey returns to reprise his role for the Chefette April Safari on Saturday, April 13.   Being staged just four weeks since the March Safari launched the Championship’s 10th season, the second round looks set to keep competitors on their toes.

SOL RALLY BARBADOS REWARDS SPORT’S VOLUNTEERS

  Volunteer marshals and officials working on the Cartell.ie Killarney Rally of the Lakes in Ireland next month will have the chance to win a trip to Sol Rally Barbados 2013 (June 1/2), courtesy of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), organisers of the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International.

ALLEYNE AND O’NEAL WIN MARCH SAFARI

Three-time Champion Driver Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal in the Simpson Motors/Rimula Lubricants/Spirax Lubricants/Sol Isuzu D-Max won last Saturday’s (March 16) opening round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari and Safari Novice Championships.

CHAMPIONS START CHEFETTE MUDDOGS TITLE DEFENCE

Reigning Champion Driver Chris Armstrong and Navigator Wayne Clarke begin their title defence this Saturday (March 16) when the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari and Safari Novice Championships kick off for the 2013 season with the March Safari.   The pair won the opening round of last year’s Championship in their trusty Toyota Hilux and hope to repeat the feat at the weekend . . . but they will face some stiff opposition, including a number of previous Champions from the past decade.

MOTOR SPORT VOLUNTEERS PRAISED FOR COMMITMENT

Senior motor sport volunteers keen to enhance their skill sets were praised at the weekend as they assembled for a pre-season training programme organised by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) and majority funded by the sport’s world governing body, the Federation Internationale d’Automobile (FIA).   In his welcome address, Chairman of the Board of the National Sports Council, Seibert Straughan, said: “I am delighted that the international governing body continues to be supportive of our development as a motor sporting nation.

RALLY CLUB CELEBRATES THE SEASON’S END

More than 70 members of the island’s motor sport fraternity were honoured at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Annual Prizegiving on Friday evening (November 16) at Sugar Ultra Lounge, St Lawrence Gap; nearly 120 awards were presented, including return tickets to the UK, courtesy of Virgin Atlantic, title sponsor of the BRC Driver’s and Class Championships.

ALLEYNE AND O’NEAL WIN NASSCO NOVEMBER SAFARI

Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal (Simpson Motors/Valvoline Isuzu D-Max) claimed their third victory in the five rounds of this year’s Barbados Rally Club (BRC) MudDogs Safari Championship in last Sunday’s (November 11) Nassco November Safari, but it was not enough to unseat the Champions-elect for 2012, Chris Armstrong and Wayne Clarke.   Armstrong and ‘Mork’ Clarke, who won the season’s other two events, were the route-setters for this year’s finale, which was described by competitors as a “fair and fun event”.

MUDDOGS PREPARE FOR 2012 SEASON FINALE

Competitors in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2012 MudDogs Safari Championship and the Chefette MudDogs Safari Novice Championship are making final preparations for Sunday’s (November 11) fifth and final round, the Nassco November Safari.   With route-setters Chris Armstrong and Wayne Clarke, Champions-elect for 2012, revealing little of what they have in store for the 20 crews listed on the running order published today, an intriguing day is in prospect.

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