ROGER “HIS HOTNESS” Mayers has pole position for the SeaBoard Marine Caribbean motor racing championship of the Digicel International race meet at Bushy Park today.
He returned the fastest time of 41.48 seconds at the wheel of a Chefette/Deleware Dispensary/Illusion Graphics/Valvoline Ford Focus.
It was a Barbadian shut out of the Top 3 places on the starting grid, as Stuart Williams, in the Williams Equipment Lotus Elise, with a time of 41.700 seconds to snatch second place on the grid ahead of Mayers’ brother Barry in the Simpson Motors Chefette Shell V powered Suzuki SX 4 who posted a time of 41.705 seconds.
Guyana’s champion driver Andrew King, in a Mazda RX7, with a time of 41.914 seconds, grabbed fourth spot on the grid ahead of championship leader Jamaican David Summerbell in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 who had to settle for fifth spot with a time of 42.111 seconds.
Another Barbadian, Mark Maloney, rounded off the Top 6 places with a time of 42.336 seconds.
In Group 1, Derick Herbert won the pole with a time of 52.653 seconds ahead of Jason Ifill, whose time was 52.785 seconds.
In Group 2A, Tyrone Martindale, with a time of 50.673 seconds, will start from the pole while Kirk Hamblin, with a time of 51.009 seconds and Mark Thompson with a time of 51.478 are second and third respectively.
BARL overall championship leader Jason Harewood is the pole setter for Group 2B with a time of 49.752 seconds ahead of Winston Grecia, who has second position of 50.069 while Jamal Brathwaite occupies third spot with a time of 50.202 seconds.
In the Seaboard Marine championship for Group 2 competitors, Edward Corbin stayed on course by grabbing pole position with a time of 48.899 seconds ahead of Kenrick Snapper Husbands, whose best time was 49.179 seconds.
Guyana’s Jad Rahaman occupies third spot after returning a best time of 49.301 seconds.
Among the motorcycles, Canada’s Kevin Graham set a new lap record as she grabbed pole position for the championship with the fastest time of 44.545 seconds.
Guyana’s Stephen Vierra is second with a time of 45.272 seconds ahead of Barbadian Brook Miller (46.592).
Action starts at 8 a.m. today.