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Bajans ready for CMRC

Bajans ready for CMRC Mark Maloney is in the Barbados team for the CMRC and is second overall in the drivers’ standings. (Picture by Trevor Thorpe.)

By Trevor Thorpe | Tue, October 11, 2011 - 12:03 AM

Barbados will no doubt be looking to grab the country title when Round 3 of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) is decided at the Guyana International Race Meet on November 12 and 13.

And carrying the fight for the Barbadians will be local points leader Mark Maloney, Guyana’s lap-record holder Roger “His Hotness” Mayers, Doug Maloney and Steve King.

Mark Maloney, driving the Automotive Art/Valvoline/RBC/Digicel Mazda RX3, is second in the points standings with 31, behind Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jr, and said he was looking forward to the meet and the challenges.

“We had a few issues but it is a work in progress and all systems are go for Guyana. It’s always a challenge and a tough place to race but we will be ready for action,” he said.

Mayers, who will again be defending the four-wheel-drive lap record, said he too was looking forward to the meet. He acknowledged that Guyana was always a tough meet and that he and his crew were working around the clock, checking, rechecking or replacing to make the Digicel/Chefette/Deleware Dispensaries Ford Focus reliable.

Barbados have 102 points and are at the top of the country standings, followed by Jamaica with 64, who will be led by Summerbell Jr, who leads the drivers. Guyana are third with 27.

The remainder of the Barbados team to the Guyana outing is made up of defending Group 2 champion Edward Corbin, who will be at the wheel of the Corbin’s Garage/Automotive Art/Valvoline/Kumho Tyres Toyota Starlet; Mark Thompson, in the Glassesco/NKM Clothing Toyota Starlet; Kenrick “Snappa” Husbands, in the Hilti/Johnsen’s/Williams Equipment Starlet; Kurt Thompson, in the Bio-Beauty Day Spa/NKM Clothing/Glassesco Honda Civic; and Andre Waithe, in the Twist Mitsubishi Myvec, who is pointed for Group Three.

Leary Curasco and Brook Miller are the motorcyclists contesting honours in that category.

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