Bushy Park giving back
Race of Champions a chance for young people to learn
Bushy Park Barbados, Race Of Champions and world record stunt driver England’s Terry Grant, are reaching out to a new generation of fans and giving back to the community in which it operates.
Executive chairman of Bushy Park Circuit Inc. (BPCI), Mark Maloney, said Bushy Park has an ambition to inspire a new generation of motorsport fans and that he has a personal desire to create a legacy for the sport.
And according to the BPCI official, the upcoming Race Of Champions is bringing some of the world’s most accomplished motor sport champions to the island, including Grant.
“This has presented us with an fantastic opportunity to educate and inspire youngsters across the island, by giving them the chance to see Terry in action –– only where there’s space for him to do it safely –– and to learn from him how important dedication, hard work and commitment are to success . . . not just in motorsport, but in life,” Maloney stated.
Bushy Park has also made additional seating available and offered complimentary tickets to students, subject to their parents or guardians attending, so they can experience a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to enjoy a world-class event and a full weekend of family entertainment. In addition, two lucky winners will earn scholarships for the 2015 Bushy Park Kart Programme, while a host of other benefits are on offer, including a number of behind-the-scenes tours.
Grant has embraced the achool tour with enthusiasm: “This is a great initiative to take the cars and motor sport spirit to schools. It has been an amazing experience in the schools I have visited so far. The students are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic . . . perhaps a Terry Grant Stunt Academy needs to be set up at Bushy Park!”
With an incredible 19 world records to his name, Grant has wowed crowds all over the world for decades, his tally including such feats as the fastest-ever mile in reverse and the tightest parallel parking. At the Race Of Champions at Bangkok in 2012, he took the mark for the most ever ‘donuts’ while standing on the roof of a car to an incredible 25.
At Bushy Park this year, he is going to attempt to make that 20 world records with yet another crazy feat, as he bids to set a record for the most people in a car on two wheels. He is aiming for a scarcely-believable 14 people –– and the fans he plans to meet on the tour of the island could be among the lucky participants and reach the pages of the Guinness Book
Along with his world record attempt, Grant will be putting on a stunt show in front of the crowds at ROC, as part of a package of entertainment supporting the main event that includes the FMX4Ever Freestyle Motocross riders, rally great Stig Blomqvist in the mighty Group B Audi quattro S1 rally car, DJs, cheerleaders and much more.