White in line-up for Drag Warz 2
People’s champion Dwayne “Shabba” White is expected to be among the starters for John “Tiny” Harrison Memorial Raceday, Drag Warz Part Two day/night event of the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters (BADD) at Bushy Park on May 28.
White, who has been sidelined since his horrific shunt last year will be at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla AE 86 and should be ready to put up a serious fight in the six-seconds class. He will have to keep his eyes on former record holder Martez Hackett in his rebuilt Subaru Impreza, who is expected to dip into the six-seconds bracket for the first time, as well as Corey Stanford in his revamped Toyota Corolla AE 86, which has now been fitted with a “space frame”.
However, association officials are of the view that the 3 to 9 p.m. John “Tiny” Harrison Memorial Raceday will be one that fans will not forget as new record-holder Steve Bruce in his Belleville Motor Oils Mitsubishi Evo will no doubt be out to protect his 7.183 seconds record.
Another keen tussle is brewing in the seven-seconds category between Anthony Ramon Archer, in a LIME 4G Nissan Pulsar, Ryan “Wrecker” Carrington in a Honda Civic and BADD’s defending champion driver Dwight Alleyne in a Subaru Impreza STi. Michael “Chubz” Carter, in his rebuilt Honda Civic, Curtis Lee in a Subaru Impreza, Shawn “Short Man” Eversley in a rebuilt Suzuki Swift GTi and Matthew “DMZ” Forde in his quick Mitsubishi Evo, will also be challenging.
Kevin Griffith, in a Suzuki Swift Gti, Dave Harris in his rebuilt Nissan Sentra, Ivor Cox in a Toyota Corolla and Albert Collymore in his Turbo Toyota Starlet are all also expected to make their presence felt after being sidelined from competition.
Others, who cannot be ruled out are Kerwyn Sobers, in a Toyota RunX, Chris Sergeant in a Nissan Sentra, Benjamin Eastmond in a Daihatsu Charmant, Russell Yearwood in a Honda Civic and Kemar Barrow, in a Mitsubishi Mirage.
And the level of competition is expected to be heightened with the presence of drivers such as Dwayne Clarke, in a well-prepared Hunte’s Auto Spares Honda Civic Type R, Jackie Linton in her Yellow Pages Toyota Corolla, Jason “Mr Consistent” Downey in a Toyota RunX, David Hobbs in Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 MR, Edward St. John in a Toyota Starlet and Sherlock “Beast” Payne in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
Entries for the event will open from May 2 at Motorsport Services, Haggatt Hall and will close at noon on May 25. Official practice for the event is scheduled for May 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.