Author: Duane Boodasingh

Author: Duane Boodasingh

TTKA Kart Racing #4

TTKA Kart Racing #4

The 4th event in the TTKA Championship series for 2010 was definitely one of the most exciting for the club this year; the second event for the club featuring Brazilian kart racer Victor Pedrosa in the Rotax International class and added to that a visit by the new Minister of Sport, Anil Roberts, who also took a test drive in a kart around the ARC karting track.

Rally Barbados 2010 – Simpson Motors SS & Prize Giving

Rally Barbados 2010 – Simpson Motors SS & Prize Giving

By the time they arrived [at Simpson Motors], there were already thousands lining the SuperSpecial at Warrens, unaware of the drama that was unfolding, or that the rally was yet to be won, or lost . . . one slight slip on the roughly one-kilometre stage winding through the estate’s service roads, with sidewalks and kerbs at every turn, could spell disaster.

Rally Barbados 2010 – Day 2

Rally Barbados 2010 – Day 2

Over the next six stages, Skeete and Bourne enjoyed a titanic struggle, Skeete the faster of the two on Stewarts Hill, Bourne on Kendal . . . each time Skeete extended his lead, Bourne cut him back on the next stage. As they headed for the Shell V-Power SuperSpecial at Simpson Motors – included in the event’s overall timing calculations for the first time – the gap between them, which had risen to 4.31secs at one point in those six frantic stages, was back down to six-tenths!

Rally Barbados 2010 – Day 1

Rally Barbados 2010 – Day 1

90 crews from a record 15 nations, including the host country, contested the 13 classes: 39 drivers set class stage-winning times, compared to 27 last year, and no winner of a contested class can claim a perfect set of stage wins . . . and all this played out in front of upwards of 20,000 spectators who lined the five stage venues over the weekend, culminating in the new Shell V-Power SuperSpecial at Simpson Motors.

Rally Barbados – Testing at Bushy Park

Rally Barbados – Testing at Bushy Park

Drivers and co-drivers from a record 15 nations, including the host country, have assembled for the Caribbean’s biggest annual international motor sport event, Sol Rally Barbados 2010 (May 29/30); the final running order, published on Wednesday (May 26), lists a record 92 starters, promising a fitting celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the inaugural running of the Barbados Rally Club’s International All-Stage Rally.

Solodex 3

Solodex 3

There’s an old saying that goes ‘some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the hydrant’. That was how many competitors must have felt on May 16, when Creative Auto Recreational Sports (CARS) had their third Solodex championship event for 2010.
A deceptively simple course was presented on the day, but with quite a few DNFs (did not finish correctly), there was definitely more complexity than some had anticipated.