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Thrills planned for Bushy Park

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Thrills planned for Bushy Park

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WHO SAYS ALL TRACTORS ARE slow and lumbering?
Anyone with that belief will be in for a shock should they attend the Top Gear Festival on May 17 and 18 at Bushy Park, St Philip.
One of the featured vehicles will be a modified backhoe tractor from the United States, the JCB GT2. It will be demonstrating its speed and power in the drag race, boasting 1 400 horsepower and a top speed of 115 mph (185 kph).
General manager of JCB Caribbean, Bernard Foster said it was a unique vehicle they built from scratch as a show piece.
Driver Neil Smith said the vehicle was specifically made for quarter mile drag racing but could be a challenge to control.
The JCB GT2 will be but one of the many international vehicles which will be at the festival, which will also feature sports cars, rally cross vehicles, cars made to play football and more.
Operations director of Bushy Park Circuit Inc. Mark Hamilton said he was confident everything would be on stream for the event, promising spectators “the show of their lives”. (CA)