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Sheriff’s son takes second


TREVOR THORPE

Sheriff’s son takes second

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A MATURE PERFORMANCE. An excellent driver. A champion in the making.

Those were some of the comments made by motor sport fans after Dane Skeete,  the son of legend Roger “The Sheriff” Skeete, was named the provisional second-placed finisher in Saturday’s Summer Sun & Stars Rally organised by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) and the Motoring Club Barbados Inc. (MCBI).

Skeete, driving his father’s the Sol/Flow/Automotive Art/WTI Subaru Impreza WRC S12 with Tyler Mayhew, finished with a total elapsed time of 39 minutes, 38.09 seconds after eight hours of stiff competition in the ten-stage event.

It was first scheduled to be contested over 12 stages but had to be reduced due to timing equipment problems on the second stage and then time constraints before Stage 11.

The younger Skeete, who was seeing action for the first time in the WRC-1 Group, was not expected to be anywhere near the pace of experienced Jamaican driver Jeff Panton and co-driver Mike Fennell.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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