Shorter legs for June Rally
MORE rest stops and shorter routes will help to make up this year’s Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Muddogs June Safari on June 23 and 24.
Chairman Warren Gollop said the changes were in response to feedback from last year and would allow teams to be fully refreshed for each of the four shorter routes.
He pointed out that although the rally would be a few hours longer, it would rest the team of route setters, whose ideas and tricks promise a very exciting and gruelling June Safari, entirely in keeping with the illustrious history of the club’s oldest event.
The safari is the oldest established motor sport event in the region with a continuous history and this year’s edition would be the 55th running.
It is also the third round of the BRC MudDogs Safari and Chefette MudDogs Novice Safari Championships.
The competition is expected to be tough, especially at the top, in the battle for overall driver and navigator as names such as Chris Armstrong and Ryan Corbin, navigators, and drivers Wayne Clarke and Dustin Edwards, are tied for the lead in the respective classes with 116 points.
Ben Norris and Darnley Rayside are just four points behind, while in the Chefette Novice standings, just a few points separate the leaders.
The action will start at Haggatt Hall, St Michael, at 2:01 p.m. on June 23, with the finish at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas, at about 9 a.m. the following morning.
The route setters are Peter and Judy-Ann Bradshaw along with Renata Roett, with some tricks thrown in by Kenny Croney. The re-checkers are Audley and Jeremy Croney.
Entries are open at Motorsport Services in Haggatt Hall and will close on Tuesday, June 19, at noon.
The briefing meeting is slated for the same day, starting at 7 p.m, at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) Club House at Searles, Christ Church, after which the entry list will be released.
The prizegiving will be held at the same venue on June 25 after the results are made official.