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Stanford too fast for rivals


TREVOR THORPE

Stanford too fast for rivals

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COREY?STANFORD is the king of the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters (BADD).
Driving a well-prepared Williams Equipment Toyota Corolla Coupe, Stanford humbled all who came against him at the club’s first day/night event – Twisted Drag Warz No.5 – before a large crowd at Bushy Park last Saturday.
He clocked the day’s fastest time of 7.573 seconds to become the new champion in the 7.5 to 8 seconds category.
During the qualifying rounds, Stanford had posted a time of 7.755 seconds, only to be eclipsed by the highly-rated  Matthew “DMZ” Forde, who returned a time of 7.601 seconds in the Forde’s Auto Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
But after favourites Steve Bruce, in the Belleville Oils Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III suffered mechanical problems, and Anthony Archer in the LIME/4G NIssan GTiR and Forde had broken their respective time barriers, it all went Stanford’s way.
Dwight Alleyne, in the Dennis Heath-prepared Subaru, made off with the honours in the 8-8.5 seconds category with a time of 8.016 seconds, while Ramon Blackett in a RunX grabbed the title in the 9-9.5 seconds class with a time of 9.011 seconds.
 A crafty display of driving saw Jason Downey, in a Toyota, drive away with the title in the 9.5 to 10 seconds category after he posted a time of 9.719 seconds while Michael Archer, who returned a time of 10.842 seconds, won the 10.5 to 11 seconds class.
The drivers will meet again in another day/night event at Bushy Park on December 3 starting at 3 p.m.

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