Bird King of Hill again
ENGLISHMAN PAUL BIRD emerged as the 2014 Scotiabank King Of The Hill champion.
Bird was first on the course from Hangman’s Hill to Lion Castle, St Thomas, last Sunday in 1 minute, 57.68 seconds to notch his second title in the event after also winning in 2012.
Barbadian Roger “The Sheriff” Skeete, the 2009 and 2011 champion, was 12 seconds behind in second place in 1:57.80, while Jamaican Jeff Panton was third in 1:59.42.
England’s Rob Swann was in fourth place in 1:59.67 and Barbadian Paul “The Surfer” Bourne fifth in 2:00.03. He is also a former champion, having won in 2008 and 2010.
Defending champion Neil Armstrong was among Sunday’s non-starters, who also include Winston Thompson, Rhett D’Andrade, Neil Corbin, Norman Catwell, Graham Manning and Dean Serrao.
The results of Scotiabank King Of The Hill will be used to seed starters for this next weekend’s Sol Rally Barbados. Cars that did not compete will be seeded behind the last car in their class, unless safety considerations dictate otherwise. (SAT/TT)