Karters ready for round two
After a few weeks away from the Bushy Park, St Philip racing circuit, karting makes its return for round two of the second season this Sunday.
The young karters have been eagerly awaiting the resumption of the Barbados Karting Association’s 2012 Frutee Championship to quench their thirst for speed.
Tremaine Forde-Catwell has been in fine form winning three of the four races on offer in round one of the 310 Yamaha class to take the day’s honours with 96 points.
He also represented Barbados at the second FIA Nacam Karting Prix of the Americas from August 9-11 at the Speedway Karts Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
However he did not have a good showing there due to a damaged kart and will be eager to show that he is still the one to catch on home soil.
Former karting champion, Christian Hinds and last year’s representative at the same international event which Forde-Catwell attended this year, is the one chasing for the lead.In the second season he is 11 points adrift.
Javani Smith has also returned to action this season after missing four of the five rounds in the first season.
So close was the battle in the 270 Yamaha Sportsman class that the day’s honours had to be shared between Joshua Maloney and Zane Maloney, each with 92 points.
Both won two races last time out but were not the only ones involved in this very competitive class as Saviola Thomas was never far off.
Qualifying in this class is very important for a good placing during the races.The new comer to the class is Krystal Kirton and she finished fourth in the first round of season two, while Joshua Parris and Aiden Fortier will be looking to move up the standings this time out.In the 60cc Easy Kart Megan Gilkes cruised to an easy victory over Nicholas Gilkes. (PR)