Hinds turns the tables

beadottin, beadottin@nationnews.com

Added 27 October 2012


Christian Hinds finally turned the tables on Tremaine Forde-Catwell in round four of the second season at the Barbados Karting Association’s 2012 Frutee Championship. Driving in a clockwise direction last weekend at the Bushy Park racing circuit, Hinds completed a perfect four wins from four races and drove off with the maximum 100 points on the day in the 310 Yamaha Premier Class. Some were amazed that Forde-Catwell was able to finish the day after his engine seized in the first race. His father Gregory Catwell, who is also pit crew chief, said he managed to take out the piston and smooth the areas in order for it to work again. As a result, Forde-Catwell was not at his usual pace, but yet fast enough to finish second with 81 points. It did not take away from Hinds’ victory in the final race when Forde-Catwell seemingly decided to let it all hang out for a few laps. Third in the class was Nicholas Gill with 75 points. Forde-Catwell still holds onto his lead in the second season with 373 points with Hinds second on 294. In the battle for the overall Frutee Driver’s Championship, Forde-Catwell leads with 845 points, while Hinds is third with 689. Seven drivers lined up for the 270 Yamaha Class which saw plenty of action. Joshua Maloney, Zane Maloney, Saviola Thomas and Joshua Parris were all in the top two during the day and had to defend their position as well. However, it was Joshua Maloney who won the last two races of the day for 86 points. Zane Maloney had been leading the points standings having won the first two races, but his chain came off during the third race and he was lapped by the field as his father, crew chief Sean Maloney, hastily tried to rectify the problem. Zane finished fifth in that race. This opened the door for Joshua Maloney, who not only won that race but went on to win the final race of the day. Zane still leads his class in the second season with 371 points and is second in the overall race for the championship with 779 points. Joshua Maloney is third in the class with 238 points and fourth in the championship hunt with 680 points. Parris, who finished second in two races, collected 73 points and was third in the day’s final standings. He is second in the class with 289 points. Calvin Bartlett was fourth with 63, while Saviola Thomas was fifth with 58 points after not finishing Race 3. (PR)

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