Engineers and mechanics in race shops across the island are making last-minute preparations for tomorrow’s (Saturday) Floodlit Finale to Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s 2015 Championship. The 23-race programme at the St Philip facility will also include a demanding six-race double-header bringing the inaugural Summer Season of the Suzuki Challenge Series to a close.

Roger Mayers, who suffered a front differential failure in the Chefette / Sol / Digicel / DHL / Hankook / Illusion Graphics Focus while leading the opening race in the Seaboard Marine CMRC at Bushy Park Barbados six weeks ago, is among those determined to be ready. He reported on his Facebook page yesterday (Thursday): “Front diff back for De Focus compliments of DHL – will be all ready for this weekend night event at Bushy Park Barbados.”

Another casualty of the CMRC race weekend was Mark Maloney, whose team confirmed that the necessary parts had arrived in the island at the Briefing Meeting last evening, so engine work on the Digicel / Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3 could be completed. Mayers and Maloney will face Stuart Williams (Williams Equipment / Structural Systems / Alpen Bars Lotus Elise) and Doug Maloney (Paints Plus / Maloney Racing Team Audi A4 quattro) in the BPMSI’s top group, Williams Equipment SuperModified 2.

Sammy Cumberbatch has been working to source some steering components for the Williams Industries / Castrol / Hilti BMW M3, so that he can join the Williams Equipment SuperModified 1 grid, along with Justin Campbell (Hilton / Hunikom / Itstaboo.com / Campbell Racing / Dream Solutions Barbados BMW M3), Sean Maloney (Team Maloney Racing Z-Cars Mini) and Jerry Leach, who is making his first appearance at the redeveloped Bushy Park after a lengthy ground-up rebuild of his SDRR Motor Sport / JVM Signage / Hilti Honda Civic.

All of the BPMSI classes will race once in daylight, then twice under floodlights, while the Swift Cup and SR3 Cup will have three races each before and after nightfall. Racing starts at 12.00pm, with round five of the Suzuki Challenge Series; the third and final rounds of the Hilti Handicap Championship for bikes and cars will bring the curtain down on BPMSI’s first full season shortly before 10.00pm.

While much attention will given to the SuperModified races, the last lap in the battle for the Champion Driver title will focus the minds of Clubman 1 class-leader Jermin Pope (Honda Civic), who leads Quincy Jones (Modified Production 1 Toyota Starlet) by just four points, 173 to 169 points.

Practice for the BMPSI classes will start at 2.00pm, the Bikes followed by the car classes, then Qualifying will take a new form: Hot Lap Qualifying – competitors in Ionics Clubman 1 & 2, Recovery Modified Production 1 and the Swift Cup will leave the Pit Exit at intervals, complete one flying lap, then return to the Pits. The Bikers and competitors in Recovery Modified Production 2, SBRC SuperSport, Williams Equipment SuperModified and the SR3 Cup, will have an additional warm-up lap before their Hot Lap.

BPMSI Chairman Sean Maloney said: “We are all looking forward to ending the season on a high note. A lot of work has gone into planning the new format for this race meet, with the Hot Lap Qualifying, some changes in race lengths . . . and, of course, the night racing, which will be a completely new challenge for many of our competitors.”

Cover Photo compliments Himal Reece – justbajan.com

Saturday, October 17 (gates and ticket booths open 12.00pm) – racing from 12.00pm – 10.00pm: General Admission Bds $15; Clubhouse (food and drink on sale) Bds $30; children 12 and under are free. Hilti 4 x 4 Hammer Zone vehicle pass Bds $25, plus General Admission pass for each occupant

 

BPMSI Floodlit Finale Entry lists (at October 16)

Suzuki Challenge Series – SR3 Cup, rounds 5 & 6

  • 4          Ryan Gonsalves – SVG (Team Gonsalves)
  • 7          David Simpson (Team Sol)
  • 16        Stuart Maloney (Team CemTile)
  • 22        Sean Maloney (Team Preconco)
  • 33        Doug Maloney (Team Digicel)
  • 58        Mark Vieira – GUY (Team Vieira)
  • 86        Mark Maloney (Team Preconco)

Suzuki Challenge Series – Swift Cup, rounds 5 & 6

  • 3          Josh Read (Team Massy United Insurance)
  • 7          Kenrick Husbands (Team Williams Industries)
  • 27        Barry Gale (Team Gale’s Agro Products)
  • 42        Jason Parkinson (Team Infra Rentals)
  • 81        Mark Thompson (Team Rock Hard Cement)
  • 90        Kurt Thompson (Team Glassesco)
  • 98        Paul Bourne (Team ICBL)
  • 106      Daryl Clarke (Team Digicel)
  • 333      Ryan Wood (Team Digicel)
  • 777      Samantha Summerbell – JAM (Team Suzuki)
  • 868      Ryan Peyrau – T&T (Team Suzuki)
  • 876      David Summerbell Jnr – JAM (Team Simpson Finance)

 

BPMSI Championship 2015, round 4

Ionics Clubman 1

  • 10        Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop Service / Goodyear / Automotive Art Nissan 150Y)
  • 25        Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance / Courts Optical / M-Grafix Suzuki Swift)
  • 38        William Jones (H & B Hardware Datsun 120Y)
  • 53        Shawn Boxill (Hillman Imp)
  • 54        Darren Lashley (SRG Engineering Peugeot 205XS)
  • 75        Paul St Hill (NOS Services / Federal Motor Spares Nissan Sentra B12)
  • 93        Kevin Wiggins (Johnson’s Auto / K&K Auto Repairs / Wallace’s Trucking Services Toyota Starlet)
  • 143      Jermin Pope (NKM Clothing / Glassesco / Bio Beauty Honda Civic)
  • 190      Peter Thompson (Glassesco / NKM Clothing / Bio Beauty Toyota Starlet)

Ionics Clubman 2

  • 58        Simon Gillmore (SRG Engineering / Dove’s Exhaust Repairs Peugeot 205)
  • 67        Adrian Bailey (SRG Engineering / Dove’s Exhaust Repairs / Ellco Rentals / Bhana’s Everything Store / Tints’R’Us Peugeot 205)
  • 333      Ryan Wood (Vaucluse Raceway / Sitemasters Property Management BMW Compact)

Recovery Modified Production 1

  • 9          Robert Gill (AS Auto Stop / Venture Car Rentals / Maxxis Tyres / Rezult Auto / Hilti Equipment / Castrol Toyota Starlet)
  • 66        David Clarke (Zephirin’s Bakery Honda CRX)
  • 122      Quincy Jones (Toyota Starlet)
  • 140      Gregory Catwell (Hilti / Cheese Auto Glass Finishes / Rezult Auto / Mark’s Auto Spares / SDRR Daihatsu Charmant)
  • 188      Stephen Elliott (Mark’s Auto Spares Suzuki Forsa)

Recovery Modified Production 2

  • 81        Mark Thompson (Stag Beer / Automotive Art / Glassesco / NKM Clothing / Bio-Beauty / Calvin Alkins Customs Services Honda Civic)
  • 117      Neil Thompson (Glassesco / NKM Clothing / Bio Beauty / Calvin Alkins Customs Services Honda Civic)

SBRC SuperSport 1

  • 7          Kenrick Husbands (Williams Equipment / Hilti / Ultra Lubricants / Big Gasses Toyota Starlet)
  • 76        Steve King (Automotive Art / Valvoline / Percy King Auto Parts / Dtech Motorsport NZ Toyota Starlet)

SBRC SuperSport 3

  • 90        Kurt Thompson (Digicel 4G / Glassesco / Beacon Insurance / NKM Clothing / Bio-Beauty / Calvin Alkins Customs Services Honda CRX)
  • 170      Shawn Eversley (SE Performance / L&N Workshop Suzuki Swift)

Williams Equipment SuperModified 1

  • 22        Sean Maloney (Team Maloney Racing Z-Cars Mini)
  • 68        Jerry Leach (SDRR Motor Sport / JVM Signage / Hilti Honda Civic)
  • 83        Sammy Cumberbatch (Williams Industries / Castrol / Hilti BMW M3)
  • 109      Justin Campbell (Hilton / Hunikom / Itstaboo.com / Campbell Racing / Dream Solutions Barbados BMW M3)

Williams Equipment SuperModified 2

  • 28        Roger Mayers (Chefette / Sol / Digicel / DHL / Hankook / Illusion Graphics ‘De’ Focus)
  • 30        Stuart Williams (Williams Equipment / Structural Systems / Alpen Bars Lotus Elise)
  • 33        Doug Maloney (Paints Plus / Maloney Racing Team Audi A4 quattro)
  • 86        Mark Maloney (Digicel / Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3)

Bikes Class A

  • 11        Shirley Scantlebury (Ride-Tech Suzuki GSX-R600)
  • 32        Terrance Olliviere (Percy King Auto Parts / Kermit Bar / Demario’s Cycle World Suzuki GSX-R600)
  • 35        Kris Brathwaite (EXECSEC Corporate Services / Orion Motorsports / Changes Bar Suzuki GSX-R600)
  • 64        Brook Miller (Sky Mall / Bridgestone / The Kore / Evolite / Bizneedz Suzuki GSX-R600)
  • 93        Devan McCartney (Zephirin’s Bakery / Belleville Auto Spares / On The Rocks Bar Suzuki GSX-R600)

Bikes Class B

  • 10        Ronnie Cooke (Ride-Tech Kawasaki ZX6-R)
  • 20        Jason Griffin (Osprey Corporate Management / Posh Kliek Yamaha R6)
  • 34        Marc-Lee Bascombe (Hot Legendary Fishcakes Yamaha R6)
  • 40        Kevin Wickham (Liqui Moly Honda CBR600RR)