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New Carter’s Pit Stop April 22


TREVOR THORPE

New Carter’s Pit Stop April 22

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The Carter’s Pit Stop Stages Rally will get the attention of drivers on April 22 as they go after titles in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships.

During the BRC’s annual general meeting at the Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association (BCTSA) clubhouse at Searles, Christ Church last Thursday night, chairman Mark Hamilton said there will be a number of new initiatives in the rally which has attracted its biggest-ever sponsorship deal.

The Wildey-based business will also be the host for scrutineering at its complex the day before and will actively support the event on its social media platforms.

For the Carter’s Pit Stop Stages Rally, Kendal Plantation Yard, St John, will be the Service Park and central hub of two loops of five stages.

In the morning, three runs from Malvern to Wilson Hill will alternate with two stages between Pool and Society, St John, in the afternoon. The stages will be reversed with three from Society and two from Wilson Hill, although they will run for a slightly longer distance than in the morning.

This will add to the challenge with a total distance of around 40 kilometres. The day will end with prize-giving at Kendal.

Hamilton said the club will also focus on its volunteers with a Marshals Rewards Programme, which will be officially launched at the pre-season Training Day on Saturday, April 14.

It is designed to add another layer to what the club already does in support of this important group and will provide for year-end prizes based on a number of key performance indicators.

He also said a major public awareness campaign will be rolled out ahead of Flow King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados.

The aim is to emphasise to road-users the importance of following instructions from marshals and island constables during the events and the consequences of not doing so. It will explain the impact the events have on the economy.

Hamilton also revealed that two long-standing members of the club’s committee of management, Roger Hill and Roger Sergeant, had stepped down voluntarily and have been replaced by Rhett Watson and Barry Mayers. (TT)

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