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Drivers getting in top gear

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Drivers getting in top gear

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This weekend, Bushy Park will be transformed into a motor sports enthusiast’s dream.
There will be an international flair as British-based Top Gear, the BBC’s motor vehicle series, makes its Americas festival debut right here in Barbados.
To mark the occasion, international cars and drivers are making their preparations for the May 17 and 18 show.
One of them is Lee Gallimore, the United Kingdom champion in the Supercharged Outlaws race class. Yesterday, the DAILY NATION spotted him and his crew working on their 1 500 horsepower dragster, which clocks a top speed of 185 mph (298 kph).
One of the major attractions will be the unique JCB GT2, a modified drag racing backhoe tractor from the United States. Driver Neil Smith gave a brief demonstration of the unusual vehicle’s power, performing a wheelie on the track. (CA)