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Surfer’s pace way too hot

By Stefan Walker | Wed, November 07, 2012 - 12:02 AM

He’s fast on gravel and he’s swift on tarmac. That has to be the conclusion after Paul “The Surfer” Bourne won the Sailor Gully to Prospect speed event in St Peter last Sunday.

Fresh from winning the final round of the BRC Virgin Atlantic Championships, Bourne made it two in two when The Motoring Club Barbados Inc. also held their championship final round.

Once again, Bourne, in the Ford Focus WRC07 was pitted against long-time rival Roger “The Sheriff” Skeete, who piloted a Subaru S12 WRC.

Bourne was quick with a time of just over two minutes in the first official run as Skeete struggled with a time of slightly over three minutes.

On the second run, Skeete came back with a vengeance and took little over a minute off of his first run which saw him beat Bourne by 1.2 seconds.

However Bourne saved his best for last as he shaved three seconds from his second official run time to have a fastest time one minute, 56.82 seconds. Skeete was second with a fastest time of one minute 57.32 seconds.

After sitting out a few events in the latter half of the season, the EZ Pave Sun and Stars Rally winner Neil Armstrong was on the stages once again.

He battled Josh Read, who, driving an older generation Toyota Starlet, snapped at the heels of Armstrong all day and actually defeated him in one run.

After a tough battle Read was first with a fastest time of two minutes, 04.72 seconds while Armstrong had a fastest time of two minutes 03.13 seconds.

Norman Catwell finished a commendable sixth with a fastest time of two minutes, 13.89 seconds, beating the likes of Stuart McChlery, Carlos Edwards and veteran St Elmo Cumberbatch, who all drove more powerful cars.

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