Former Champions win Country View Bar & Grill Safari
Former Champions Chris Armstrong and Wayne Clarke returned to winners’ row for the first time in nearly four years last Sunday (September 16) when they won the Country View Bar & Grill September Safari, the fourth of five rounds in the 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship last Sunday. The 2012 MudDogs Champions incurred a total of 3202 penalties in their Toyota Hilux to emerge victorious from a tight three-way battle for supremacy, despite some mechanical issues early in the day.
Devan McCartney is Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BPMSI) Champion Driver for 2018, with Kevin Bynoe claiming the Champion Rider crown. At the third and final round of the Club’s 2018 Championship season during the Williams Digicel International Race Meet at the St Philip facility on September 1/2, McCartney claimed a hat-trick of Group 1/Class 2 wins, while Bynoe clinched the Superstock Bike title by just one point.
The winds of change look set to blow through Sol Rally Barbados next year, as the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017, marks the 30th running of its blue riband event. With the two Ford Focus World Rally Cars which have won six of the past seven events currently advertised for sale in the UK and the Club preparing to switch to its new 2019 to 2021 Vehicle Regulations, exciting times are ahead for island rallying.
Crews contesting the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship return to action this Sunday after a long summer break since June. On Sunday (September 16), they will contest the Country View Bar & Grill September Safari, round four of five in this year’s competition.
Team Barbados was the top points-scorer in the third round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at the Williams Digicel International Race Meet last weekend (September 1/2). More than 20 local drivers contributed to the 527 points scored, moving Barbados from fourth to second in the Country Championship standings, with Mark Maloney and Devan McCartney the round three Champion Drivers in CMRC Group 4 and the new-for-2018 Gp1 respectively.
Digicel will join Williams Industries as joint title sponsor of this weekend’s third round of the 2018 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at Bushy Park Barbados, rekindling a successful partnership dating back to 2010. The Williams Digicel International Race Meet (September 1/2) will play host to regional Champions past and present on two and four wheels in a 22-race programme organised by Bushy Park Motorsports Inc (BPMSI).
After claiming two wins in each of the first two rounds, Stuart Maloney of Barbados heads into the second half of the inaugural Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup season with a 22-point cushion at the head of the standings. On both weekends, however, the third race win was claimed by an SR3 Cup newcomer, teenager Isa Deen on home ground at Wallerfield in Trinidad & Tobago in June, then his fellow-countryman Kristian Boodoosingh in the Night Races on the Bushy Park National Circuit in Barbados in July.
Multiple Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) Champion Mark Vieira will compete in the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at Bushy Park Barbados for the first time in four years when he lines up alongside fellow-countryman Andrew King at the Williams Industries International Race Meet next weekend (September 1/2)
At the wheel of the Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty/SLAM 101.1FM/Automotive Art/Berger Paint/King Ocean Honda Civic, Thompson will be playing catch-up; he missed round one in Jamaica, then scored a disappointing, by his high standards, 23 points at Wallerfield (T&T). Now eighth in the table, Thompson has a good chance of moving up, as a number of drivers who scored in earlier rounds will be absent.