eCarib Best of Automotive Art Shakedown Stages 2017
PANTON WINS AUTOMOTIVE ART SHAKEDOWN STAGES
Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell won Sunday’s (April 23) Automotive Art Shakedown Stages in their Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06, despite a 10-second penalty for a late restart after lunch. The opening round of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships, the 10-stage, 37-kilometre event was the final test before Flow King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados, and close competition throughout the field augurs well for a repeat.
Last year’s winner, Britain’s Rob Swann, finished second in the Elegant Hotels/Blue Sky Luxury/Cygnet Plant Subaru Impreza WRC S12B, a little under five seconds adrift, with Roger Skeete and Louis Venezia (Sol/Flow/Automotive Art/Simpson Motors/WTI Impreza WRC S12B third. Fourth, and top two-wheel-drive, were Dane Skeete and Tyler Mayhew in their (SM2 Sol/Flow/Automotive Art/Williams Trading Inc Peugeot 306 Maxi).