Clash of 2-wheel champs
A fight to the finish. That’s what is being predicted between Barry Mayers and Stuart Williams, as drivers, mechanics and racing fans await the Clash Of The Champions race meet at Bushy Park organised by the Barbados Auto Racing League (BARL) tomorrow.
BARL chairman Adrian Mayers said that with so much pressure and competition between Mayers and Williams, the four-wheel drive lap record could also be broken by a two-wheel drive car.
“These two fellows are leaving nothing to chance and are preparing for the meet which could also serve a test for themselves in the run-up to Round One of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) in Jamaica in May,” Mayers explained.
Williams has done some tweaking to the Williams Equipment/ Hilti Lotus Elise and Mayers has also been fine-tuning the Chefette/Simpson Motors/Shell V-Power/ Delaware Dispensaries Suzuki SX4 for the meeting which is expected to be showdown between a former holder of the two-wheel drive lap record (Mayers) and the present holder of the title (Williams).
According to the chairman, all the Group 3 and 4 cars are expected to face the starter, including Mark Maloney, who should have the RockStar Mazda RX 3 ready for the meet after missing meeting.
Group 2C, the competition is just as fierce with champion driver Edward Corbin in the Automotive Art/Khumo Tyres/Corbin’s Garage/ Klark-O-Dio Toyota Starlet down to face the might of former BARL champion Karl Waterman and Kenrick “Snappa” Husbands.
Both drivers have completed intense remedial work on their respective machines in preparation for the annual event.
And as if to keep the entire day’s programme competitive, Danny Croney in the SDRR Hydraulics/Conoco Phillips lubricants Toyota Starlet is expected to have a tough time against group champion Jason Harewood, whose status has changed since the opening race meet of this year.
The work on the Do-It-Best Toyota Starlet has been left in the hands of the Leeson “The Professor” Moe and insiders say it is going to be difficult predicting a winner in the group.
While most eyes will be on the top-class groups, Ryan Francis and Derek Herbert are expected to keep each other busy in ReZult Auto Shop Group 1B, and make predicting a winner equally as difficult on the day.
There will be 17 races will be on the day’s card and start time is 10 a.m.