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October MudFest will be ‘fantastic’

All systems are go for the October 26 MudFest.

That was the assurance from clerk of the course Philip McConney as the curtain came down on the August MudFest and social at Three Houses Plantation, St Philip last Sunday.

McConney added that judging from the recently contested event, the October MudFest was going to be a fantastic event.

McConney was pleased with the turn out of competitors and the level of competition throughout the day’s action, as well as the spectator participation in the day-long exercise.

When the mud settled it was Damien Johnson who emerged as the August MudFest champion driving a well-prepared Western Union Suzuki Samurai. He had held off his more illustrious counterparts to take the top spot overall.

Johnson, who has been enjoying a good season, gave notice of his intentions when he scored two wins out of a possible three against the hard-nosed and seasoned campaigner Bryan ‘Banker’ Collymore in a Suzuki Samurai before getting the better of Dave Lowe in a specially-prepared Suzuki Vitara.

However, Lowe was still good enough to drive away with the Large Tyre category in the same machine

Richard Hinkson in a Suzuki Samurai was second overall, while Kenny DePeiza kept competitors busy and picked third place driving a Mitsubishi L200 disposing of a number of drivers, including Akeem Harewood in a Suzuki Samurai.

Johnny Pinto, in a GMC Sonoma got the better of a family affair against his nephew Nicholas Pinto in a Jeep Cherokee and finished fourth overall, while Jason Brown in a Suzuki Samurai finished fifth, pushing Nicholas Pinto into sixth place.

Dave Lowe in the Suzuki Vitara, Akeem Harewood in a Jeep Cherokee, Collymore in a Suzuki Samurai and Gregson Wharton from the ‘Wow Camp’ and competing in a Suzuki Samurai accounted for the lesser places in the top ten, while Nicholas Lorde in a Land Rover Discovery finished second in the Large Tyre category.

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