|BARL Int'l Race Meet in Full Gear|
The wheels are being set in motion in the lead up to the Williams Industries International Race meet on August 29-30th. Like a shot of nitrous to the hype of the event, the organizers have arranged weekly Friday evening sessions on the grounds opposite H & B Hardware, where racing fans can get up close with drivers and with the race prepared cars on show.
Zhaust.com caught up with some of the competitors and organizers to hear about their views, preparations and expectations for the event.
On speaking with Barbados Auto Racing League (BARL) Chairman, Mark Hinkson, he estimated around 70 cars entering. He noted that David Summerbell Jnr would spearhead the Jamaican entry of cars which was smaller due to a few accidents at a local meet which sidelined some cars and left driver Doug Gore injured. This should not be too detrimental however, as Summerbell will renew his rivalry with Stuart Maloney in the CMRC and will also have Doug Maloney and Roger Mayers as good company. Up to the time of speaking with Hinkson, Andrew King was set to lead the Guyanese challenge as there was a question mark over Mark Viera's entry. Both countries are expected to send strong Motorcycle comepetitors. Hinkson also noted that for the CMRC races, the pace car will now leave the track by the pit lane, leaving the approach pace to the green flag to be directed by the car on pole position.
Further conversation also suggested that beyond the CMRC, there is a lot more in the works for the long term at Bushy Park, the result of which should be pleasing to motorsports fans. Patience and a thorough approach by those involved will ensure that when all comes to fruition, the motorsports experience in the island will be well enhanced.
(Edited article by Corey Reece)
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