Karting season starts tomorrow
Competition for bragging rights and the driver’s championship begin in earnest tomorrow with the start off the Frutee Barbados Karting Association’s season 2013 at the Bushy Park, St. Philip Racing Circuit.
Much attention will be focused on Tremaine Forde-Catwell who will seek to stave off all challengers at tomorrow’s Surf Shak-sponsored opening round. Forde-Catwell is striving to retain the title he won last year in exciting fashion.
Catwell was fortunate at the end of the season to hold onto the title after an engine problem had threatened to end his season with the title almost in his grasp. However, Christian Hinds who is also a former champion driver, did not seem to have the answer for him all year, except for the final two rounds of the season.
This battle is expected to be renewed this year, with both talented drivers looking to start off on a winning note in the 310 Premier Class.
However though these two were the leading pair in the class last year, not far off were Javani Smith and Nicholas Gill and the start of the season there is always an unknown factor as to who did what over the break.
The 270 Class has proved to be the closest in competition as four young drivers, Joshua Maloney, Zane Maloney, Saviola Thomas and Joshua Parris, were always in contention. Zane Maloney won the class with Joshua Maloney second and exciting battle in the 270 Yamaha Sportsman class is sure to turn heads once again.
Action is slated to start at 10 a.m. tomorrow.