Corbin is BARL top driver
Edward Corbin is the 2010 Barbados Auto Racing League’s champion driver.
Corbin wrested the crown from defending champion Karl Waterman at the annual awards ceremony held at the Bushy Park Clubhouse in St Philip last week Saturday night.
The night’s proceedings got underway after a moment silence was observed for the passing of the club’s founding member John “Tiny” Harrison who passed away last month.
A number of awards were handed out to members of the club, including Wendy Williams and her team who have kept the Bushy Park surroundings in top shape year after year.
Also receiving tokens of appreciation were the marshals who worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of spectators and competitors alike.
Taking the top group honours in the Rezult Auto Group 1 was Ryan Francis, 2A Stuart Knaggs, 2B Jason Harewood, 2C Edward Corbin, 3A Kurt Thompson, 3B Andre Waithe, 3C Steve King, 4A Barry Mayers and
4B Douglas Maloney. In the unlimited CC Motorcycles, Ryan Beckles rode off with the Championship title.
The Hott FM handicap champion was also Edward Corbin, who has the distinction of being the first competitor to drive away with this title in addition to the overall championship.
A number of appreciation plaques and awards were presented to the sponsors and members of the club who went beyond the call of duty to lend valuable assistance to the club.
Stuart Williams copped the John Harrison Memorial award for his willingness to go above and beyond and for working behind the scenes to assist the club.
The best mechanic title was bestowed on Carlos Worrell while Tyronne Martindale was declared rookie of the year.
After the presentation, an elated Edward Corbin said he owed his achievements to a number of persons.
In addition to winning the many titles and trophies in Barbados, Corbin was also crowned the 2010 Caribbean Motor Racing Group 2B Caribbean Champion driver late last year in Guyana, a title he intends to defend stoutly when the 2011 season starts. (CH)