Watson going all out to win speed event
Rhett?Watson?will seek to put the champion driver’s title beyond the reach of all comers when drivers meet to settle the Motoring Club Barbados Inc. McChlery Designs Just Bring It speed event from Isolation Road to Dark Hole, St Andrew on Sunday starting at 10 a.m.
Watson, who will be driving a BMW M3, has 125 points at the top of the club’s overall standing. He also leads the chase for the two-wheel drive honours ahead of former leader Josh Read, in a Toyota Starlet, who is second overall.
Read leads SM10 and can expect to have a torrid time against Ian “WeeWee” Warren in a Suzuki Swift. He has 79 points and is fifth overall, but third in the race for two-wheel drive supremacy in the club.
Conor Roach, who is at the top of the Clubman Class in the Chattel House Peugeot 106, and third overall with 100 points could also find winning easy should he face the starter for what racing insiders call “a course for the committed driver”.
Behind the drivers chasing two-wheel drive titles are those with their eyes fixed on the four-wheel drive category. They are led in the Motoring Club by Paul “The Surfer” Bourne, fifth overall with 90 points in a Ford Focus WRC07 and arch-rival Roger “The Sheriff” Skeete in the Subaru Impreza WRC S12.
Skeete has 72 points and is tied in six spot overall with Andrew Jones, who leads SM11.
Competitors are asked to assemble at Greenland Agricultural Station, the service area, no later than 9 a.m. Any driver whose vehicle was not checked during the annual tech earlier this year, should arrive by 8 a.m for scrutineering.
Drivers will be allowed one practice run and three official runs. Clerk of the course will be David Stewart and the stewards for the event are David Williams (chief), Nicolette Campbell and Malvina Gibson. Anyone found practising on the course will be disqualified from the event.