BPMSI Champions start title defence at Bushy Park

Five of Bushy Park Motor Sport Inc’s (BPMSI) Reigning Champions will start the defence of their 2016 titles at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday (March 26), as BPMSI joins forces with the Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD) and the Barbados Cycling Union (BCU) to stage the island’s first-ever combined event for horsepower and pedal-power. BADD officials are looking forward to a day of potentially record-breaking competition, while the BCU is hoping to use Sunday as a stepping-stone for the future.

Confirmed entries for BPMSI’s season-opener include Group 1/Class 2 Champion Adrian Bailey, who attended both the February and March Open Track Days in his Peugeot 205 to prepare for the new season; his opposition will include Devan McCartney (Honda CRC), who finished second in Gp1/C2 last year, along with other class podium finishers Robert Gill (Toyota Starlet), Jermin Pope (Honda Civic) and Ryan Wood, back in his BMW 318ti Compact, having recently been crowned the second Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup Champion.

While Champion Driver Geoffrey Ullyett, who also won Gp1/C1 in his Nissan last year, is not entered, the front-runners who finished second, third and fourth in the class respectively are all on the list, Darren Lashley (Peugeot 205XS), Andre Walcott (Suzuki Swift) and William Jones (Datsun B310), with Lashley and Walcott among those who will possibly double up with entries on the drag strip, too.

Other Group Champions looking to start their season on the front foot are Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Gp2/C1 Daihatsu Charmant) – he also has an alternative entry for the now-turbocharged Group 3 Nissan, formerly campaigned by his father ‘Cheese’ – Andre Forde (Gp2/C2 Toyota Starlet), Kenrick ‘Snappa’ Husbands (Gp3/C2 Toyota Starlet) and Mark Maloney (Gp4/2wd Mazda RX-3).

On the BADD front, Chairman Jason Downey reports: “We have two individuals who are out to break the Overall 1/8-mile Record of 6.598 seconds, which was set by Roger Mayers in his Ford Focus back in March 2012, five years to the weekend. Dan Johnson, in his first outing in the Westfield Megawatt in October last year, set a blistering 6.626s, only 28 thousandths of a second adrift, which is the new 2wd record. Another one out for the title is Robert Bishop, who stopped the clocks at 6.675s in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V, also in October. He will be driving a fully race-prepared Evo VII this time out.”

Returning to BADD action for the first time since last April is Sol Esuf, who won the Suzuki Challenge Series SR3 Cup in his first full season of circuit racing. He remains BADD’s 1/4-mile 4wd record holder in a time of 9.788s from the Thicketts ‘Rematch’ in April 2014, so will also perhaps be looking at the 1/8-mile record, too.

The sharp end of the times at BADD Launch Control, round 1, will also include Reigning Champion Jeremy ‘Silent’ Greenidge in his Evo-powered Mitsubishi Mirage, the Evo IIIs of Matthew ‘DMZ’ Forde and Barry Gilkes, along with Corey Stanford (Toyota Corolla) and Graeme Finlayson in his motor-cycle-engined Westfield Megabusa. Competition in the front-wheel-drive category is also expected to be keen, with Suzuki Swifts driven by Shawn ‘Short Man’ Eversley and Kevin Griffith trying to hold off the Honda Civic of Anthony Mayers.

As the BCU’s decision to run at Bushy Park on Sunday was made only very recently, entries are still flowing in. The most prominent among them so far is the noted Russell Elcock, who has several National and Caribbean Championship titles to his name, earned between 2008 and 2016.

Provisional timetable (abbreviated). These scheduled starting times may be changed by the Organisers
BPMSI Championship, round 1: 8.30am – Practice starts; 9.10am – Qualifying starts; 9.45am – Drivers Briefing; 10.00am – Racing starts; 3.40pm – Hilti Handicap for Cars
BADD Launch Control, round 1: 11.05am – Practice; 2.10pm – Qualifying; 4.10pm – Eliminations; 5.10pm – Grudge Matches.
BCU: 12.10pm – Circuit Acclimatisation; 1.10pm – race 1; 3.20pm – race 2

Sunday, March 26 (gates open 8.00am): Gate 1 (Grounds & Open Air Suites) – $20; Gate 2 (Race Control Premium) – $30; Cyclone Zone – $25 per vehicle & $20 per person. Tickets available on the gate of on-line at www.bushyparkbarbados.com

Ullyett and Miller are 2016 BPMSI Bike and Car Champions

Geoff Ullyett and Brook Miller are Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BPMSI) 2016 Champion Driver and Champion Rider respectively, following the end of the Club’s second season at the Williams Digicel International Race Meet earlier this month. While the Suzuki Challenge Series will not reach its Summer Season finale until October 30, more than 100 competitors have already scored points in BPMSI-run Championships.

Ullyett won Group 1/Class 1 on all but one occasion in his Nissan 150Y, giving him a near-perfect score of 218 points (of 225 available) in one of the season’s best-subscribed classes. Gp1/C2 winner Adrian Bailey (Peugeot 205) finishes second overall, with 156 points, while Darren Lashley, who finished second in Gp1/C1 in another 205, finishes third with 141.

Miller rode his Suzuki GSX-R600 to victory in Bikes Class A in five of the nine races run. Despite a tumble in the second race at the International, which left him on the sidelines for the rest of the day, he had done enough earlier in the season to edge out Reigning Champion Kris Brathwaite (Yamaha R6) by just four points. Terrance Ollivierre (Suzuki GSX-R600) is third, another 29 points adrift. The Bikes Class B title fight was even closer – with 124 points, Ronnie Cooke (Kawasaki ZX6-R) beat Lowrey Worrell (Suzuki GSX-R600) by three points, with Stephon Holder third on his Triumph Daytona. Holder and Ollivierre were respectively the highest points-scorers at the International, while Ollivierre has also won the Hilti Handicap Championship for Bikes.

At the International, competitors in Williams Equipment Group 3, Group 4 and the Monster Energy Bike classes scored points within the Seaboard Marine CMRC races, while Percy King Auto Parts Group 1 and Crane & Equipment Group 2 combined to form the biggest grids of the day . . . and some thrilling action ensued.

The first race of the day was red-flagged shortly after the start, as Mark Thompson (Toyota Starlet) stalled and could not move off before the field completed the opening lap; all went smoothly at the restart. Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Daihatsu Charmant) led throughout, also winning Gp2/C1, with Andre Forde (Starlet) claiming Gp2/C2 honours, ahead of some lively action in the Group 1 classes.

Racing at Bushy Park for the first time this year, Reigning Champion Driver Jermin Pope (Honda Civic) was back on the pace, finishing third overall and winning Gp1/C2 from Bailey and Devan McCartney (Honda CRX). In Gp1/C1, seventh overall gave Ullyett his first win of the day, heading home Andre Walcott (Suzuki Swift) and Lashley.

The day’s second race was fought out on a streaming wet track, a number of seasoned campaigners among those caught out by the conditions. McCartney and Bailey were the class of the field, finishing seven-tenths apart, first and second in Gp1/C2, with a hugely impressive drive from Trinidad & Tobago’s Bridget Singh (Civic) netting a well-deserved third place overall and in class. Ullyett’s only defeat of the year came at the hands of Shawn Boxill: the rear-engined rwd Hillman Imp proved ideal for the conditions, Boxill powering from 24th on the grid to sixth overall, with Ullyett and Walcott completing the class podium. In Group 2, only Forde and Windell Holmes (Acura Integra) finished.

With the track dry once again, race three was dominated by Forde-Catwell, once Forde had retired. TF-C took the chequered flag 17secs clear of the field, for his second Gp2/C1 win of the day – he had aquaplaned off into the W’s gravel trap in race two – with Holmes second and winner of Gp2/C2. Behind them, the Group 1 classes produced a rich vein of competition, Singh showing her talents again, this time winning Gp1/C2, ahead of Bailey and Pope. Ullyett was back in control of Gp1/C1, finishing sixth overall, with Walcott second and Nathaniel Munroe (Mini) third.

BPMSI’s final date of the 2016 season is Sunday, October 30, when the club will join forces with the Barbados Karting Association (BKA) and the Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD) at Bushy Park Barbados for an all-day programme of motor sport action running from day into night.

Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc – 2016 Championship Final points:

Percy King Auto Parts Group 1/Class 1: 1st Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop Service/Goodyear/Banks Nissan 150Y), 218 points; 2nd Darren Lashley (SRG Engineering/Full Line Racing Parts/C A Autobody Repairs/KK Auto Repairs/Williams Equipment Peugeot 205XS), 141pts; 3rd Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance/Courts Optical/M-Grafix Suzuki Swift), 102pts; etc
Gp1/C2: 1st Adrian Bailey (Ellco Rentals/SRG Engineering/Lucid Consulting/Dove’s Exhaust Repairs/M Y Bhana Everything Store/Bliss Water Sports/Tropicana Jewellers Peugeot 205), 156pts; 2nd Devan McCartney (C & A Autobody Repair/Zephirins Bakery/RJ’s Recovery Honda CRX), 91pts; 3rd Quincy Jones (Toyota Starlet), 75pts; etc

Crane & Equipment Gp2/C1: 1st Tremaine Forde-Catwell (CCT Paints/Cheese Auto Glass Finishes/Rezults Auto Daihatsu Charmant), 111pts; 2nd Ripley Greene (Huntes Auto Spares/Hilti/Full Line Racing Parts Toyota Corolla), 24pts
Gp2/C2: 1st Andre Forde (Forde’s Vending Machines/Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet), 66pts; 2nd Windell Holmes (Full Line Racing Parts/Hilti/Turk Lashley’s Garage Acura Integra), 39pts; 3rd Andre Corbin (Toyota Corolla SR), 15pts
Gp2/C3: equal 1st Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop BMW M3) & Mark Kinch (Jolly Roger/Boom Energy Drink/Pirate’s Cove/Cran Plus Water BMW M3), 36pts

Williams Equipment Gp3/C2: 1st Kenrick Husbands (Williams Equipment/MP/Big Gas/Hilti Toyota Starlet), 120pts; 2nd Mark Thompson (Stag Beer/Automotive Art/Rock Hard Cement/Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio-Beauty/Versatile Construction/Slam 101.1FM/Y103.3FM Honda Civic), 68pts; 3rd Jason Harewood (Mark’s Auto Spares/Gaskins Garage/Castrol/JVM Signage/SDRR/Image Vault Toyota Starlet), 48pts; etc
Gp3/C3: 1st Shawn Eversley (L&N Workshop/SE Performance Suzuki Swift), 42pts; 2nd Kurt Thompson (Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio-Beauty/Digicel 4G/Beacon Insurance/RA Mapp/Versatile Construction/Slam 101.1FM/Y103.3FM Honda CRX), 36pts; 3rd Steve King (Automotive Art/Valvoline/Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet), 25pts; etc

Gp4/2wd: 1st Mark Maloney (Digicel/Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3), 103pts; 2nd Barry Mayers (Chefette/Digicel/Sol/DHL/Hankook/Illusion Graphics Suzuki SX4), 68pts; 3rd Sammy Cumberbatch (Williams Industries/Castrol/Hilti BMW M3), 54pts; etc

Hilti Handicap for Cars: 1st Stuart Maloney (Radical RS3 RS), 33pts; 2nd Shawn Boxill (Hillman Imp), 25pts; 3rd David Simpson (Radical RS3 RS), 18pts; etc

Monster Energy Bikes Class A: 1st Brook Miller (Evolite/Turbo/Biz Needz/ProSales Barbados/KORE Fitness/Kari Brook Live/Bridgestone/Pure Action/Chicken Hawk/Mancini Suzuki GSX-R600), 140pts; 2nd Kris Brathwaite (Evolite/Execsec Corporate Services Yamaha R6), 136pts; 3rd Terrance Ollivierre (Percy King Auto Parts/Kermitt’s Bar/Demario’s Cycle World Suzuki GSX-R600), 107pts; etc
Class B: 1st Ronnie Cooke (More For Less Tyres/Forever 4×4/Devil’s Den Bike Track Yamaha R6), 124pts; 2nd Lowrey Worrell (Big Ren’s Pizza Suzuki GSX-R600), 121pts; 3rd Stephon Holder (Crystal Bridges Inc Triumph Daytona), 90pts; etc

Hilti Handicap for Bikes:  1st Ollivierre 26pts; equal 2nd Mario Blackett (Honda CBR600) & Nicholas Gonzales – T&T (H & N/National Gas Company/Mondo Racing/Graphic Vibes Kawasaki ZX-6R), 25pts; etc

Image courtesy of: Himal Reece – http://justbajan.com/

 

Ullyett leads BPMSI Championship at half-way point

 Geoffrey Ullyett has a comfortable lead midway through Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BMPSI) 2016 Championship as racers prepare for round three at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday, July 3. With Time Attack competitors joining the BPMSI regulars on Sunday and the Barbados Karting Association (BKA) racing under floodlights on Saturday evening, the first weekend of July looks set to launch the second half of the island’s motor sport season with a bang.

  Thanks to a perfect record of wins in Group 1/Class 1 at the wheel of the Ullyett’s Machine Shop Nissan, Ullyett has amassed the maximum possible 150 points, to lead the Champion Driver title chase by 48 points from Darren Lashley (Full Live Racing Parts/SRG Engineering/KK Auto Repairs/Print Image/Williams Equipment Peugeot 205XS), who is also second in Gp1/C1, and Adrian Bailey, who leads Gp1/C2 in his Ellco Rentals/SRG Engineering/Lucid Consulting/Dove’s Exhaust Repairs/M Y Bhana Everything Store Peugeot 205.

  On two wheels, races were hard-fought at both the Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet at Easter and the second round on May Day, with record numbers of local riders in action – 16 riders have scored points so far. With five wins in six races, Brook Miller (Evolite/Kari Brook Live/Bridgestone/VP Racing/Kore Fitness/Biz Needz Suzuki GSX-R600) has clocked up 125 points, to lead Class A from Kris Brathwaite (EXECSEC Corporate Services Yamaha R6), who has 96.

  In Class B, competition is tight, with fewer than 30 points covering the top four riders, with Ronnie Cooke (Ride-Tech Yamaha R6) ahead on 97 points; Lowrey Worrell (Suzuki GSX-R600) is just six points adrift in second place, with Mario Blackett (Honda CBR600) and Marc-Lee Bascombe (Hot Legendary Fishcakes Yamaha R6) equal third on 68 points.

  The provisional timetable for Sunday, July 3, includes three six-lap races each for the BPMSI Championship classes, with Hilti Handicap races at the end of the day, one each for cars and bikes. The Time Attack competitors will enjoy two rounds, plus a final. Entries opened at Motorsport Services last Wednesday (June 15) and will close next Wednesday (June 29), after which a provisional entry list will be published.

  Spectator viewing will be from the Open Air Suites, which can be accessed through the Pit Gate, which will open at 10.00am; patrons can pay at the gate.

Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc. Championship points after Round 2:

Group 1/Class 1: 1st Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop Nissan 120Y), 150 points; 2nd Darren Lashley (Full Live Racing Parts/SRG Engineering/KK Auto Repairs/Print Image/Williams Equipment Peugeot 205XS), 102pts; 3rd William Jones (H & B Hardware & Lumber Inc Datsun B310), 74pts; etc

Gp1/C2: 1st Adrian Bailey (Ellco Rentals/SRG Engineering/Lucid Consulting/Dove’s Exhaust Repairs/M Y Bhana Everything Store Peugeot 205), 102pts; 2nd Robert Gill (Venture Car Rentals/Hilti/AS Auto Stop/Rezult Auto Toyota Starlet), 63pts; equal 3rd Devan McCartney (C & A Autobody Repair/Zephirins Bakery/R & J Recovery Honda CRX) & Ryan Wood (Vaucluse Raceway/Sitemasters Property Management BMW Compact), 51pts; etc

Gp2/C1: 1st Tremaine Forde-Catwell (CCT Paints/Cheese Auto Glass Finishes/Rezults Auto Daihatsu Charmant), 90pts; 2nd Andre Forde (Forde’s Vending Machines/Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet), 36pts

Gp2/C2: 1st Andre Corbin (Toyota Corolla SR), 12pts Gp2/C3: equal 1st Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop BMW M3) & Mark Kinch (Jolly Roger/Boom Energy Drink/Pirate’s Cove/Cran Plus Water BMW M3), 36pts

Gp3/C2: 1st Kenrick Husbands (Williams Equipment/MP Oil/Hilti Toyota Starlet), 69pts; 2nd Jason Harewood (Mark’s Auto Spares/Gaskin’s Garage/Castrol Toyota Starlet), 36pts

Gp3/C2: 1st Shawn Eversley (L&N Workshop/SE Performance Suzuki Swift), 12pts Gp4: 1st Mark Maloney (Digicel/Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3), 42pts; 2nd Sammy Cumberbatch (Williams Industries/Castrol/Hilti BMW M3), 39pts

Hilti Handicap for Cars: 1st Stuart Maloney (Radical RS3 RS), 37pts; 2nd Mark Maloney (Digicel/Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3), 25pts; equal 3rd David Simpson (Team Sol Radical RS3 RS) & Andre Forde (Forde’s Vending Machines/Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet), 18pts; equal 5th Ryan Wood (Team Digicel Suzuki Swift Sport) & Kevin Wiggins (Johnson’s Auto Repairs/Wallace Trucking/KK Auto Repairs Toyota Starlet), 17pts; etc

Bikes – Class A: 1st Brook Miller (Evolite/Kari Brook Live/Bridgestone/VP Racing/Kore Fitness/Biz Needz Suzuki GSX-R600), 125pts; 2nd Kris Brathwaite (EXECSEC Corporate Services Yamaha R6), 96pts; 3rd Kevin Graham – CDN (Sunburst Orange Juice/Pirelli/BPCI Suzuki GSX-R600), 54pts; etc

Bikes – Class B: 1st Ronnie Cooke (Ride-Tech Yamaha R6), 97pts; 2nd Lowrey Worrell (Suzuki GSX-R600), 91pts; equal 3rd Mario Blackett (Honda CBR600) & Marc-Lee Bascombe (Hot Legendary Fishcakes Yamaha R6), 68pts; etc

Hilti Handicap for Bikes: 1st Mario Blackett (Honda CBR600), 25pts; 2nd Terrance Ollivierre (Kermit’s Bar/Percy King Auto Parts/Demario’s Cycle World Suzuki GSX-R600), 18pts; 3rd Shaquille Kellman (Triumph Daytona), 15pts; 4th Kirk Greaves (Suzuki GSX-R600), 12pts; 5th Lowrey Worrell (Suzuki GSX-R600), 10pts; etc

Hat-tricks as BPMSI launches 2016 Championship

Drivers and bikers claimed race-winning hat-tricks over the Easter weekend as Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) kicked off its 2016 Championship at the Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet (March 26 & 28) at Bushy Park. Maurita Forde made history as the first female biker to race at the redeveloped facility, a record number of bikes – more than ever outside the CMRC – turned out to race and Brook ‘Unique’ Miller claimed a new Bike Lap Record.

The BPMSI Bike Championship opened the 17-race programme, with Brook Miller (Suzuki GSX-R600) on pole, ahead of Canada’s Kevin Graham (GSX-R600), Kris Brathwaite (Yamaha R6) and Terrance Ollivierre (GSX-R600); Steve Linton (Honda CBR600) and Ronnie Cooke (Yamaha R6) were on the Class B front row. Miller stormed away at the lights, and stayed ahead all day, leading every lap of the three bike races, chased home each time by Graham, with Brathwaite and Ollivierre sharing the third places. In Class B, Cooke (R6) and Mario Blackett (CBR600) shared the wins.

Miller brought the Outright Bike Lap Record back home with his second-race fastest lap of 1m 04.192s (70.04mph/112.774kmh), beating the mark set by Guyana’s Elliot Vieira (Triumph Daytona) at last September’s Williams Industries Digicel CMRC International.

On four wheels, the Group 1 races were close-fought and entertaining, Quincy Jones (Toyota Starlet) the overall and Class 2 winner in all three, the first after snatching the lead from Robert Gill (Starlet) mid-way round the final lap; Geoff Ullyett (Nissan 120Y) won Group 1 Class 1 each time. On a day when attrition played a major part in proceedings, the merged races for Groups 2, 3 and 4 were less exciting, although hat-trick overall winner Kenrick Husbands (Starlet) and Ullyett (BMW M3) did a sterling job of keeping the crowd entertained with some ad hoc drifting.

The Hilti Handicap races were shortened from 10 to eight laps, when rain started to fall, but the bikers proved a hardy bunch, pleasing the equally hardy spectators with an impressive display of determination against the elements. Class B biker Blackett was a worthy winner, a riding boot to the floor on each corner to steady his progress, as Class A runner Ollivierre hunted him down, reducing the handicap start of 23secs to just 3secs by the chequered flag; Shaquille Kellman (Triumph) finished third.

BPMSI also hosted the opening rounds of the Suzuki Challenge Series over the weekend and a number of Swift Sports and Radicals joined the handicap for the first time. Amid a host of spins in the extremely tricky conditions, Stuart Maloney added a fourth victory to his SR3 Cup hat-trick from earlier in the day, with fellow Radical racer David Simpson and Ryan Wood, who was the dominant force in the Swift Cup over the weekend, completing the podium.

Early in the day, between the traditional Herringbone and the start of racing, around 30 bikes assembled, some which would race later in the day, for a parade lap of the circuit to celebrate the memory of Euwin Noel, who was killed in a road accident earlier this month. A keen biker and a regular at Bushy Park track days, Noel had been training to be a competitor, but never realised his dream.

Brook Miller photo compliments: Jamel Gittens/Regal Imagery

Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet

March 26 & 28 – results

Bikes Class A – Race 1: 1st Brook ‘Unique’ Miller (Evolite/Kari Brook Live/Bridgestone/VP Racing/Kore Fitness/Biz Needz Suzuki GSX-R600); 2nd Kevin Graham – CDN (Sunburst Orange Juice/Pirelli/BPCI Suzuki GSX-R600); 3rd Kris Brathwaite (EXECSEC Corporate Services Yamaha R6); etc Race 2: 1st Miller; 2nd Graham; 3rd Brathwaite; etc Race 3: 1st Miller; 2nd Graham; 3rd Terrance Ollivierre (Kermit’s Bar/Percy King Auto Parts/Demario’s Cycle World Suzuki GSX-R600); etc

Bikes Class B – Race 1: 1st Mario Blackett (Honda CBR600); 2nd Steve Linton (Honda CBR600); 3rd Ronnie Cooke (Ride-Tech Yamaha R6); etc Race 2: 1st Cooke; 2nd Blackett; 3rd Lowrey Worrell (Suzuki GSX-R600); etc Race 3: 1st Blackett; 2nd Cooke; 3rd Worrell; etc

Hilti Handicap for Bikes: 1st Blackett; 2nd Ollivierre; 3rd Shaquille Kellman (Triumph Daytona); 4th Kirk Greaves (Suzuki GSX-R600); 5th Worrell

Group 1/Class 1 – Race 1: 1st Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop Nissan 120Y); 2nd Darren Lashley (Full Live Racing Parts/SRG Engineering/KK Auto Repairs/Print Image/Williams Equipment Peugeot 205XS); 3rd Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance / Courts Optical / M-Grafix Suzuki Swift); etc Race 2: 1st Ullyett; 2nd Lashley; 3rd Paul St Hill (Federal Motor Spares/NOS Services/LiquiMoly Nissan Sentra B12); etc Race 2: 1st Ullyett; 2nd Lashley; 3rd William Jones (H & B Hardware & Lumber Inc Datsun B310)

Grp1/C2 – Race 1: 1st Quincy Jones (Toyota Starlet); 2nd Robert Gill (Venture Car Rentals/Hilti/AS Auto Stop/Rezult Auto Toyota Starlet); 3rd Devan McCartney (C & A Autobody Repair/Zephirins Bakery/R & J Recovery Honda CRX); etc Race 2: 1st Jones; 2nd McCartney; 3rd Gill; etc Race 3: 1st Jones; 2nd McCartney; 3rd Adrian Bailey (Ellco Rentals/SRG Engineering/Lucid Consulting/Dove’s Exhaust Repairs/M Y Bhana Everything Store Peugeot 205); etc

Groups 2, 3 & 4 – Race 1, overall: 1st Kenrick Husbands (Williams Equipment/MP Oil/Hilti Toyota Starlet); 2nd Jason Harewood (Mark’s Auto Spares/Gaskin’s Garage/ Castrol Toyota Starlet); 3rd Tremaine Forde-Catwell (CCT Paints/Cheese Auto Glass Finishes/Rezults Auto Daihatsu Charmant); etc Grp3/C3: Husbands Grp3/C2: Harewood Grp2/C1: Forde-Catwell Grp2/C3: 1st Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett’s Machine Shop BMW M3); 2nd Shawn Eversley (L&N Workshop/SE Performance Suzuki Swift) Race 2, overall: 1st Husbands; 2nd Harewood; 3rd Forde-Catwell; etc Grp3/C3: Husbands Grp3/C2: Harewood Grp2/C1: Forde-Catwell Grp2/C2: Andre Forde (Forde’s Vending Machines /Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet) Grp2/C3: Ullyett Race 3, overall: 1st Husbands; 2nd Harewood; 3rd Forde-Catwell; etc Grp3/C3: Husbands Grp3/C2: Harewood Grp2/C1: Forde-Catwell  Grp2/C3: Ullyett

Hilti Handicap for Cars: 1st Stuart Maloney (Radical RS3 RS); 2nd David Simpson (Team Sol Radical RS3 RS); 3rd Ryan Wood (Team Digicel Suzuki Swift Sport); 4th Kyle Catwell (Team ICBL Suzuki Swift Sport); 5th Josh Read (Team Massy United Insurance Suzuki Swift Sport); 6th Carlos Edwards (Team Rock Hard Cement Suzuki Swift Sport); 7th Arron Parris (Team RBC Suzuki Swift Sport); 8th Bailey; 9th Kevin Wiggins (Johnson’s Auto Repairs/Wallace Trucking/KK Auto Repairs Toyota Starlet); 10th Ullyett; etc

Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Race Meet set for Easter

JTHM 2015 flashback photo – compliments OZZMAN Photos

Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) will launch its 2016 Championship next Thursday (March 24) with a Meet & Greet at Automotive Art, Welches, ahead of the Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet scheduled for Easter weekend (Saturday & Monday, March 26 & 28).

Thursday’s event is planned for three hours from 4.30pm, featuring DJ Ras, with race bikes and cars on display and the chance for fans to mix with the riders and drivers to hear their plans for the new season; food and drinks will be on sale, and race fans will be able to purchase tickets for the weekend’s race meet.

BPMSI has revised its vehicle regulations during the close season, bringing the Group titles and eligibility more in line with those of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC); the new rules will first come in to play over Easter weekend. Alongside the opening round of the BPMSI’s 2016 Championships for Cars and Bikes, the Easter fixture will include the Suzuki Challenge Series, with one round on Monday for the SR3 Cup and a double-header on both days for the Swift Cup.

BPMSI Chairman Sean Maloney said: “It has been a long time since most of our members last saw action, so everyone is really looking forward to the start of the new season. We have 17 races planned over the two days, that’s more than 150 laps of racing, so I think we’ve got a great package to offer competitors and fans.

“I must thank our sponsors for the second year, Glassesco and Automotive Art, through the Valvoline brand, for helping us honour ‘Tiny’s name. He was a legend in island motor sport, a passionate believer in giving back, and someone who would always do anything in his power to help a struggling competitor.”

In addition to aligning the Groups more closely to those of the CMRC, the revised structure of rules being introduced by BPMSI is intended to create closer competition and encourage more participation in the lower-capacity classes. While using one of last year’s titles, Clubman is a new class for standard cars up to 1400cc.

Group 1, split into Classes 1 & 2, replaces the former up to 2-litre Clubman 1 & 2 classes, although multi-valve modified engines are no longer allowed; Group 2, split into Classes 1, 2 & 3, replaces the former Modified Production 1, 2 & 3, catering for over 2000cc cars semi-modified cars.

Group 3, Class 2 falls in line with CMRC Group 2, while Group 3, Class 3 is for CMRC Group 3 cars; Group 4 remains as before, with the CMRC now falling in line for 2016 and adopting a split of classes between 2wd and 4wd.

BPMSI Competition Secretary Simon Gillmore says: “We felt it made more sense to return to using Group titles, rather than the new names we had introduced in 2014, having heard feedback from members and spectators. It also helps to bring us in line with the CMRC, which we hope will encourage everyone in the region to eventually do the same. In addition, modifications to engines and cars allowed in some classes have been changed to tighten the performance of the different models.”

Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet Saturday, March 26, 11.00am – 3.00pm (gates open at 10.00am): viewing from Open Air Suites only, access through the Pits – $5. Monday, March 28, 10.00am – 6.00pm (gates open at 9.00am): General Admission $20; Clubhouse (food and drink on sale) $40; children 12 and under are free; Hilti 4 x 4 Hammer Zone – vehicle pass $25, plus $20 per person. Tickets available on-line at www.bushyparkbarbados.com, from the Bushy Park Circuit Office or from Automotive Art Wildey, CS Pharmacy, Sol Redmans, Speightstown, Warrens & Wildey

Glassesco Valvoline John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet Timetable

Saturday, March 26
8.00 – 11.00am: Scrutineering
11.00am: Practice – Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup
11.15am: Practice – BPMSI Bikes
11.30am: Practice – BPMSI Clubman, Group 1 & Group 2
11.45am: Practice – BPMSI Group 3 & Group 4
12.00pm: Qualifying – Swift Cup
12.15pm: Practice – BPMSI Bikes
12.30pm: Practice – BPMSI Clubman, Group 1 & Group 2
12.45pm: Race 1 – Swift Cup, round 1, race 1
1.10pm: Practice – BPMSI Group 3 & Group 4
1.30pm: Qualifying – BPMSI Bikes
1.45pm: Race 2 – Swift Cup, round 1, race 2
2.00pm: Qualifying – BPMSI Clubman, Group 1 & Group 2
2.15pm: Qualifying – BPMSI Group 3 & Group 4
2.40pm: Race 3 – Swift Cup, round 1, race 3

Monday, March 28
10.00am: Drivers Parade & Herringbone
10.30am: Practice – Suzuki Challenge Series SR3 Cup
10.40am: Race 1 – BMPSI Bikes, race 1
11.00am: Qualifying – SR3 Cup
11.20am: Race 2 – BPMSI Clubman, Group 1 & Group 2, race 1
11.40am: Race 3 – Swift Cup, round 2, race 1
12.00pm: Race 4 – BPMSI Group 3 & Group 4, race 1
12.20pm: Race 5 – SR3 Cup, round 1, race 1
12.40pm: Race 6 – BMPSI Bikes, race 2
13.00pm: Race 7 – BPMSI Clubman, Group 1 & Group 2, race 2
13.20pm: Race 8 – Swift Cup, round 2, race 2
13.40pm: Race 9 – BPMSI Group 3 & Group 4, race 2
14.00pm: Race 10 – SR3 Cup, round 1, race 2
Lunch
3.00pm: Race 11 – BMPSI Bikes, race 3
3.20pm: Race 12 – BPMSI Clubman, Group 1 & Group 2, race 3
3.40pm: Race 13 – Swift Cup, round 2, race 3
4.00pm: Race 14 – BPMSI Group 3 & Group 4, race 3
4.20pm: Race 15 – SR3 Cup, round 1, race 3
4.40pm: Race 16 – Hilti Handicap for Bikes
5.10pm: Race 17 – Hilti Handicap for Cars

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Pope and Brathwaite are the inaugural BPMSI Champions

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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