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Mayers caps good day for Bajans


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Mayers caps good day for Bajans

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BARRY MAYERS scored two wins in the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) to cap an excellent day for Barbadian drivers in the Digicel Williams International Race meet organised by the Barbados Auto Racing League at Bushy Park yesterday.
At the wheel of the Simpson Motors/Chefette/Shell VPower Suzuki SX4, he won the remaining two races allotted to the CMRC group after his brother and pre-race favourite, Roger “His Hotness” Mayers, and Guyana’s Andrew King were forced out of the action.
Barry was chased home in the second race by Jamaica’s David Summerbell in the Total Oil/Time Attack Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and his countryman Doug Gore in an Evolution V. Kevin Jeffrey of Guyana was fourth.
In the third meeting, Mayers won from pole position in commanding fashion and was followed home by Jeffrey and Summerbell.
Mayers’ brother Roger took the first meeting of the group ahead of King and Summberbell, while Barry was fourth.
During that race, local two-wheel lap record holder Stuart Williams was forced out of the race due to gearbox problems and took no further part in the day’s action.
BARL’s championship leader Jason Harewood made a clean sweep of the races allotted to Group 2B competitors, winning from pole in all three events.
In the Seaboard Marine Championship for Group 2 cars, Edward Corbin, in the Corbin’s Garage/Klark-O-Dio Toyota Starlet, also made a clean sweep of the races allotted for that championship.
In the Seaboard Marine Motorcycle Championship, Guyana’s Canadian-based superbike champ Kevin Graham made a clean sweep of the day’s action. However, another Guyanese rider Stephen Vierra posted a new lap record for 600cc cycles when he returned a time of 44.003 seconds.
Of the 118 drivers entered, only Guyana’s Mark Vierra and Trinidad’s Jody Ali failed to start.
Due to the event starting one hour and ten minutes late, the organisers dropped the HOTT FM Handicap from the running order.
The event was watched by close to 30 000 people, many of whom stood for the after party.

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