Forde-Catwell off to flying start
Sat, September 08, 2012 - 12:03 AM
AFTER A FEW WEEKS away from the Bushy Park racing circuit, karting makes its return for Round 2 of the second season tomorrow.
The young karters have been eagerly awaiting the resumption of the Barbados Karting Association’s 2012 Frutee Championship to quench their thirst for speed.
Tremaine Forde-Catwell was in fine form, winning three of the four races on offer in Round 1 of the 310 Yamaha class to take the first day’s honours with 96 points.
He also represented Barbados at the second FIA Nacam Karting Prix of the Americas August 9-11 at the Speedway Karts Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
However, he did not have a good showing there because of a damaged kart and will be eager to show that he is still the one to catch on home soil.
Former karting champion Christian Hinds, last year’s representative at the same international event which Forde-Catwell attended, is the one chasing for the lead – 11 points adrift.
Javani Smith has also returned to action this season after missing four of the five rounds in the first season.
So close was the battle in the 270 Yamaha Sportsman class that the day’s honours had to be shared by Joshua Maloney and Zane Maloney, each with 92 points.
Both won two races last time out but they were not the only ones involved in this very competitive class as Saviola Thomas was never far off.
Qualifying in this class is very important for a good placing during the races.
The newcomer to the class is Krystal Kirton who finished fourth in the first round of season two, while Joshua Parris and Aiden Fortier will be looking to move up the standings this time out.
In the 60cc Easy Kart, Megan Gilkes cruised to a comfortable victory over Nicholas Gilkes. (PR)
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