Track Attack at Vaucluse
A car show by Bajan Car Freaks and an after-party should set the tone for today’s Barbados Auto Racing League’s (BARL) Track Attack Day 2, at the Vaucluse Raceway, Vaucluse, St Thomas starting, at 11 a.m.
League chairman Stefan Hinds told SUN SPORTS that except for the absence of Windell “Cush” Holmes, who had to return to the United States, the rescheduling of the event from last week Sunday has not affected the on-track action and BARL has added a raffle with “exotic” prizes, cellular phones compliments of LIME, and lunches at some of the best restaurants for lucky winners to add to the day’s proceedings.
“Drivers who were battling remedial work on their cars are now entered. among them are Danny Wiles, in Champion Spark Plugs/KDJ Auto Parts Toyota Starlet and Danny Croney and Stuart Knaggs in similar machines, and I think that with the remainder of the entries we are set for a very exciting day after which we will party and enjoy ourselves,” Hinds noted.
He said admission is free and it is also a family fun day where everyone can come and enjoy a good day of on-track action and renew acquaintances.
Five-second intervals will separate drivers in today’s action, which shows a mix of youth and experience among the entries and includes Neil Armstrong in the Chefette/Warren Oil Toyota Starlet in only his second outing in the car this season, Philip Moe in a Toyota Corolla, Junior Benskin in a Nissan NSX and Wayne “ManOut” in the Black Bess Quarries Ford Escort MkI, Justin Campbell in a BMW M3, Paul St Hill, Ryan Wood, Robert Gill, Charlie Goodman and Kevin Griffith.
But drivers such as Charles Lynch, Ryan Francis, Danny Croney, Starlet, Tyrone Martindale, Orville “Sluggie” Blackman, Starlet could keep the on-track action tight as a result of the presence of Brendan “Bud” McKenzie in the Mck Motorsport/Turbo Plus Drink Mix/Do-It-Best Quality Paints/Colour XL/PromoTech Computers Toyota Corolla, Greg “Hotty” Cozier in the Hyundai Lubricants/Sailun Tyres/Barbados Historic Rally Carnival Ford Escort RS2000, Jason Harewood in a Toyota Starlet and Harold “Doc” Morley in a Porsche.
LIME and Banks Beer are title sponsors in association with Lucas Oil, Mark’s Auto Spares, Coca Cola, Red Bull, BBC Purified Water, Ellco Rentals, LIAT, MacGyvers Construction, Percy King’s Auto Parts, Prostar Trucking, Rayside Construction, POC Trucking and Bobcat Services. Preparation of the track was done by Danny Croney and Nicholas King.