Jermin Pope and Kris Brathwaite are Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BPMSI) inaugural Champion Driver and Champion Rider respectively, crowned last Saturday (October 17) at Bushy Park Barbados as the Club’s first full season came to a dramatic conclusion under floodlights.
Pope added a hat-trick of class wins to the five he had claimed earlier in the season to win the Ionics Clubman 1 and overall titles in the NKM Clothing / Glassesco / Bio Beauty Honda Civic, while three third places aboard the EXECSEC Corporate Services / Orion Motorsports / Changes Bar Suzuki GSX-R600 was sufficient for Brathwaite to win Bikes Class A and the overall two-wheel title.
Pope had to battle for supremacy in the early stages of all three races with Geoffrey Ullyett in the Ullyett’s Machine Shop Service / Goodyear / Automotive Art Nissan 150Y; Ullyett had beaten Pope once in their previous encounter in September, but he had to settle for three second places this time round, with Darren Lashley (SRG Engineering Peugeot 205XS) completing the podium in each race.
Quincy Jones (Toyota Starlet), who had been in contention for the Champion Driver title all season, won the opening Recovery Modified Production 1 race, to keep in touch, but slipped back thereafter; driving his absent son Tremaine’s Hilti / Cheese Auto Glass Finishes / Rezult Auto / Mark’s Auto Spares / SDRR Daihatsu Charmant, Gregory Catwell showed little signs of his recent lack of seat time, just losing out to Jones in the opening race, then taking advantage when the Toyota driver spun early on to win the class in race two. Jones retired on the opening lap of the final encounter, which Catwell did not start, handing the season’s last class win to Paul St Hill (NOS Services / Federal Motor Spares Nissan Sentra B12).
Although he had to play second fiddle to Simon Gillmore’s SRG Engineering / Dove’s Exhaust Repairs Peugeot 205 in all three of Saturday’s races, Adrian Bailey had done enough earlier in the season to claim the Ionics C2 title in his SRG Engineering / Dove’s Exhaust Repairs / Ellco Rentals / Bhana’s Everything Store / Tints’R’Us 205. He was also third overall in the Champion Driver points table.
In the Williams Equipment Modified Production races, Jerry Leach debuted his redeveloped SDRR Motor Sport / JVM Signage / Hilti Honda Civic in fine style, although all three merged races were won by Roger Mayers, who doubtless wished De Focus, backed by Chefette, Sol, Digicel, DHL, Hankook and Illusion Graphics had performed as well at the Seaboard Marine CMRC race meet five weeks before.
Some of the best action came on two wheels, although Brathwaite was unable to add to his six earlier race wins, with strong competition the order of the day. Terrance Ollivierre (Percy King Auto Parts / Kermit Bar / Demario’s Cycle World Suzuki GSX-R600) won twice, to finish runner-up, while Brook Miller (Sky Mall / Bridgestone / The Kore / Evolite / Bizneedz Suzuki GSX-R600) was the other winner, these two also sharing the three second places.
The battle in Class B was close in every race, Jason Griffin (Osprey Corporate Management / Posh Kliek Yamaha R6) claiming three podiums to snatch the Class B crown from Kevin Wickham (Liqui Moly Honda CBR600RR), who had been leading by three points going in to the final round; Ronnie Cooke (Ride-Tech Kawasaki ZX6-R) shared the race wins with Marc-Lee Bascombe (Hot Legendary Fishcakes Yamaha R6) two-one, placing Cooke third in the standings, as a spread of only 16 points covered the top three at year-end, the closest top three finish of any class on two or four wheels.
BPMSI Championship 2015 – positions after final round Ionics Clubman 1: 1st Jermin Pope (NKM Clothing / Glassesco / Bio Beauty Honda Civic), 248 points; 2nd Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance / Courts Optical / M-Grafix Suzuki Swift), 135pts; 3rd Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop Service / Goodyear / Automotive Art Nissan 150Y), 115pts; etc Ionics C2: 1st Adrian Bailey (SRG Engineering / Dove’s Exhaust Repairs / Ellco Rentals / Bhana’s Everything Store / Tints’R’Us Peugeot 205), 158pts; 2nd Ryan Wood (Vaucluse Raceway / Sitemasters Property Management BMW Compact), 84pts; 3rd Simon Gillmore (SRG Engineering / Dove’s Exhaust Repairs Peugeot 205), 72pts; etc Recovery Modified Production 1: 1st Quincy Jones (Toyota Starlet), 222pts; 2nd Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Hilti / Cheese Auto Glass Finishes / Rezult Auto / Mark’s Auto Spares / SDRR Daihatsu Charmant); 3rd Robert Gill (AS Auto Stop / Venture Car Rentals / Maxxis Tyres / Rezult Auto / Hilti Equipment / Castrol Toyota Starlet), 88pts; etc Recovery MP2: 1st Neil Thompson (Glassesco / NKM Clothing / Bio Beauty / Calvin Alkins Customs Services Honda Civic), 129pts; 2nd Mark Thompson (Stag Beer / Automotive Art / Glassesco / NKM Clothing / Bio-Beauty / Calvin Alkins Customs Services Honda Civic), 126pts SBRC SuperSport 1: 1st Steve King (Automotive Art / Valvoline / Percy King Auto Parts / Dtech Motorsport NZ Toyota Starlet), 113pts; 2nd Kenrick Husbands (Williams Equipment / Hilti / Ultra Lubricants / Big Gasses Toyota Starlet), 99pts; 3rd Andre Forde (Toyota Starlet), 30pts; etc SBRC SS2: 1st Kurt Thompson (Digicel 4G / Glassesco / Beacon Insurance / NKM Clothing / Bio-Beauty / Calvin Alkins Customs Services Honda CRX), 72pts SBRC SS3: 1st K Thompson, 81pts; 2nd Shawn Eversley (SE Performance / L&N Workshop Suzuki Swift), 60pts Williams Equipment SuperModified 1: 1st Sammy Cumberbatch (Williams Industries / Castrol / Hilti BMW M3), 51pts; 2nd Stuart Maloney (Kestrel / Se-Sash / Sign Station Peugeot 306 Maxi), 42pts; 3rd Justin Campbell (Hilton / Hunikom / Itstaboo.com / Campbell Racing / Dream Solutions Barbados BMW M3), 39pts; etc Williams Equipment SM2: 1st Stuart Williams (Williams Equipment / Structural Systems / Alpen Bars Lotus Elise), 85pts; 2nd Roger Mayers (Chefette / Sol / Digicel / DHL / Hankook / Illusion Graphics ‘De’ Focus), 73pts; 3rd Mark Maloney (Digicel / Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3), 42pts; etc Hilti Handicap – Cars: 1st M Thompson, 37pts; 2nd Darren Lashley (SRG Engineering Peugeot 205XS), 29pts; equal 3rd K Husbands & S Maloney, 25pts; 5th Forde-Catwell, 22pts; equal 6th M Maloney & Wood, 18pts; etc Bikes Class A: 1st Kris Brathwaite (EXECSEC Corporate Services / Orion Motorsports / Changes Bar Suzuki GSX-R600), 222pts; 2nd Terrance Ollivierre (Percy King Auto Parts / Kermit Bar / Demario’s Cycle World Suzuki GSX-R600), 195pts; 3rd Devan McCartney (Zephirin’s Bakery / Belleville Auto Spares / On The Rocks Bar Suzuki GSX-R600), 145pts; etc Bikes Class B: 1st Jason Griffin (Osprey Corporate Management / Posh Kliek Yamaha R6), 163pts; 2nd Kevin Wickham (Liqui Moly Honda CBR600RR), 154pts; 3rd Ronnie Cooke (Ride-Tech Kawasaki ZX6-R), 147pts; etc Hilti Handicap – Bikes: 1st Rommel Walton (Honda CRF 450R), 26pts; equal 2nd Ryan Beckles (Forde’s Vending Machines Suzuki GSX-R600) & Griffin, 25pts; 4th Wickham, 21pts; 5th Dexter Small (Suzuki GSX-R600), 18pts; 6th McCartney, 15pts; etc
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