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ALLEYNE AND O’NEAL EXTEND RECORD-BREAKING RUN

Johnson and Lynch win Class B in Sol June Safari

Following their victory in the weekend’s (June 23/24) Sol June Safari, Leslie Alleyne and Chris O’Neal will need the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) to re-write its record books one more time. Despite a nerve-wracking last few hours before the Saturday morning start – O’Neal’s return flight from Canada was delayed – the experienced pair prevailed in an event which Alleyne described as a “well thought-out rally, which tested all aspects of the competitors”.

MUDDOGS PREPARE FOR ALL-NIGHT SOL JUNE SAFARI

Five Driver Challenges add to tough test of stamina

With no fewer than five Driver Challenges, three of them at night, and a route that touches all 11 of the island’s parishes, this weekend’s (June 23/24) Sol June Safari will be a tough test of mental and physical stamina for crews contesting the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship. And, with only five former winners on the entry list, there is a strong chance that new names could be added to the 71 currently listed on the event’s roll of honour.

CORBIN AND EDWARDS WIN CHEFETTE APRIL SAFARI

Narrowest margin of victory for five years

Ryan Corbin and Dustin Edwards won Saturday’s (April 14) Chefette April Safari in the Corbins Catering Services/Mahogany Ridge Toyota Hilux, beating the similar pick-up of Chris Armstrong and Wayne Clarke by just four penalty points, the narrowest margin of victory in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) navigational championship for five years.

MUDDOGS PREPARE FOR CHEFETTE APRIL SAFARI

Saturday night Driver Challenge to test crews

Crews are making final preparations for round two of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship, the April Safari this Saturday (April 14). As the Driver Challenges, which count towards the Shelbury Construction Trophy, grow in importance in the calculation of results, crews will need to be on their toes, with a night-time challenge included.

COZIER AND CRONEY WIN CHEFETTE MUDDOGS OPENER

Johnson and Lynch win inaugural Class B battle

Jean-Marc Cozier and Andrew Croney kicked off their 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship campaign on Sunday (March 11) exactly as they started last year’s, with victory on the March Safari. On an all-round good day in the Country View Bar/Market Hill Farms/Westside Security Services Honda Pioneer, Cozier also claimed a clean sweep of the Driver Challenges to lead the Shelbury Construction Trophy standings.

CHEFETTE MUDDOGS SEASON STARTS ON SUNDAY

New class structure aims to broaden participation

The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 MudDogs Safari Championship kicks off with Sunday’s (March 11) March Safari, with title sponsorship from Chefette Restaurants for the fifth year. A new class structure, devised in an effort to broaden participation in the branch of the sport – navigational rallying – on which the BRC was founded in 1957, has already borne fruit, with a number of new names on the entry list.

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.

RALLY CLUB CONFIRMS 2017 ROLL OF HONOUR

February date for Annual Prizegiving and 60th Celebrations

Following the conclusion of the competition season last month, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has today (December 8) confirmed its list of Champions for 2017, along with the leading points-scorers across all disciplines. For the second year in a row, their achievements will be celebrated at a gathering in the New Year, which will this time also serve to acknowledge and recognise individual contributions made to the Club and to the sport since the BRC was founded six decades ago, in June 1957.

COZIER AND CRONEY WIN NASSCO NOVEMBER SAFARI

Record fifth title for Alleyne and O’Neal

Jean-Marc Cozier and Andrew Croney crowned an impressive first full season together in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship with victory in Sunday’s (November 12) final round . . . although it nearly went awry during the Country View Mud and Hill Challenge, just before the finish, when their Honda Pioneer tipped over. It was quickly righted, however, and they continued to victory.

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