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Top karters after sweep

Top karters after sweep Tremaine Forde-Catwell (in kart) and his dad, pit manager Gregory Catwell, preparing for the start of another race. (GP)

Sun, October 21, 2012 - 12:03 AM

With two more rounds to go in the Barbados Karting Association’s 2012 Frutee Championship second season, Tremaine Forde-Catwell and Zane Maloney have opened their advantage on the rest of the field.

The karters are slated to take to the Bushy Park Racing Circuit at 10 a.m. today for the fourth round.

Both drivers will be looking to repeat last month’s clean sweep in their respective classes while adding a perfect score of 100 points to their tally.

In the 310 Yamaha Class, Forde-Catwell with 292 points holds a 98-point lead over Christian Hinds, who has 194 points. Mechanical problems saw Hinds not finishing the second race and also missing the last two races of the day after being unable to rectify the problem.

A disappointed Hinds, who is a former karting champion, had to settle for a mere 21 points and could only watch as Forde-Catwell increased his advantage over him.

Javani Smith moved closer to Hinds as well and going into today’s fourth round, he is adrift by only two points.

However, in the overall Frutee driver’s championship, Forde-Catwell has a whopping 764 points and with two rounds left, it will be hard to catch him.

His closest rival is defending champion driver Zane Maloney in the 270 Yamaha Class, who leads the second season with 288 points and is the only driver who stands fewer than 100 points behind Forde-Catwell in the overall standings.

Maloney has 696 points, which means the race for the title is not yet over.

The battle for third place is a much closer affair between Hinds and Joshua Maloney, where Hinds is lagging Maloney by five points.

In the 270 Yamaha Class, Joshua Parris with 216 points is second while Maloney is third on 152, with Krystal Kirton next at 112. Saviola Thomas and Aiden Fortier round off the class in fifth and sixth place, respectively. (PR/EZS)

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