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30 revving up for today

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30 revving up for today

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THE CUMBERBATCH brothers, Sammy and Owen are expected to heighten the level of competition among two-wheel drive competitors in today’s Motoring Club Barbados Inc. (MCBI) tarmac speed event starting at 10 a.m.The nearly five-mile course from Andrews Factory, St Joseph, to Malvern, St John, has everything in it, including long straights and sweeping curves which should test the mettle of the 30 drivers coming under starters’ orders for the event starting two hours later than the usual 8 a.m. to allow for the easy passage of Sunday morning worshippers of the churches in the surrounding districts.The Cumberbatch brothers, who will both be driving BMW cars of different vintages, Sammy, in the F. Taylor Insurance/Williams Industries/AutoLink BMW M3, and Owen in the Combo Auto Parts and Service BMW M3, have been in good form recently, but can expect strong competition, especially in the race for fastest two-wheel drive honours on the day.But much attention will no doubt be placed on Roger “The Sheriff” Skeete in the DaCosta Mannings Auto Centre/Michelin/Warrens Motors Subaru Impreza WRC S12 who won the event last year in his first event in the Subaru.And he could find things to his liking since arch-rival Paul “The Surfer” Bourne and Roger “The Ninja” Hill are sitting out the day’s action for various reasons.However, club president David Williams told SUNSPORT that it should not only be a day for racing, but also a day for fellowship as there will be a lime afterwards in the Andrews Factory yard for competitors and racing fans.He confirmed that also listed among the starters were Caribbean two-wheel drive star Ian “WeeWee” Warren who will be driving the Automotive Art/Shell V-Power/Simpson Motors Suzuki Swift, John Corbin in the Corbins Garage/Klark-Odio/Automotive Art Toyota Corolla, Edward Corbin in the Automotive Art/Klark-Odio/Corbins Garage/JVM Signage Daihatsu Charmant, Adrian Linton at the wheel of the Ravensden/Garbage Gobbler/Morris Straker Construction Vauxhall Astra GSi, and Josh Read in the Automotive Art/Baram Services Toyota Starlet.He said too, that David Brewster in the SRG Engineering/Tile Outlet Peugeot 295 GTI and Ralph White in the Barbados Villa Services/Island Safari Toyota Starlet, as well as Dane Skeete, Connor Roach and Andrew Skeete will also be facing the starter.