A BADD Sunday
Highly anticipated drag event at Bushy Park
The Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD) will return to the much-favoured day/night format at Bushy Park this Sunday when it stages Summernight Warz, round two of the club’s 2015 Drag Warz series.
It is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. and will run into the night to a finish time of around 8 p.m., with practice in the afternoon, qualifying just before sundown and the eliminations under floodlights.
In the earlier part of the day, the Barbados Karting Association (BKA) will launch the second season of its 2015 Frutee/Chefette Championship. The first season ended last month, with reigning champion Nick Gill the top scorer (in the 310 Yamaha class) in all five rounds. He is the only class-winner to achieve that and has maintained his form from last year. On Sunday, the BKA will race on the eastern track in a counter-clockwise direction, introducing some variety into the challenge for competitors.
When BADD launched its 2015 season in May, Matthew “DMZ” Forde (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III) set a new benchmark of 6.92secs for the 1/8th mile and many will be looking to raise the bar further this weekend, particularly as the cars run quicker in the cool evening air. Drivers with the machinery to potentially achieve that include Roger Mayers (Ford Focus), who withdrew from the last event, Steve and Ricky Bruce (Evo III) and Graeme Finlayson (Westfield), who will be gunning for two-wheel-drive glory.
Ahead of the weekend’s action, BADD president Adrian Linton said: “Roger Mayers has got his previous diff controller problems with the Focus sorted and should be one of the ones to watch, while we have seven first-time entries for this event, which is great news. Fierce competition is expected across the groups as there are some potentially exciting match-ups.
“Daniel Murray and Anthony Morris had good showings last time out in the low 8-second region. The addition of Shane Bryan and Kyle Adamson should add to the mix, and some of the quicker two-wheel-drive cars should be nipping at their heels, if they can get the power down in the cool of the evening,” he said.
Mayers added: “I expect Barry Gilkes to be in the very low 7s, or even break into the 6s, while the 8.5 and 9 second classes should be a mix of Honda and Colt power. We haven’t seen Corey Stanford or Dwayne Clarke in action for some time, Sean Eversley is fresh from a rebuild, Graeme Finlayson’s Westfield is an unknown element and, with Michael Carter packing a megashot of NOS, it is shaping up to be an exciting evening of action.”
BADD provisional entry list:
Kyle Adamson – Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Barry Best – Honda Civic
Dwayne Browne – tbc
Steve Bruce – Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
Shane Bryan – Subaru Impreza WRX
Michael Carter – Honda Civic
Dwayne Clarke – Honda Civic
Dave Davis – Honda Civic
Shawn Eversley – Suzuki Swift
Graeme Finlayson – Westfield Turbo
Michael Gibson – Honda Civic
Barry Gilkes – Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
Jeremy Greenidge – Mitsubishi Mirage
Michael Hazel – Suzuki Swift
Jason John – Subaru Impreza
Anthony Mayers – Honda Civic
Roger Mayers – Ford Focus
Sean Merritt – Toyota EP82
Anthony Morris – Subaru Impreza WRX
Daniel Murray – Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
Clifton Pilgrim – Suzuki Swift
Nicholas Pinto – Mitsubishi Colt
Paul Reece – Honda Integra
Chris Sargeant – Nissan Sentra
Kevin Small – Nissan Primera
Kerwyn Sobers – Mitsubishi Lancer
Corey Stanford – Toyota Corolla
Edward St John – Toyota Starlet
Andre Waithe – Mitsubishi Colt
Pedahel Williams – Mitsubishi Colt
Ramon Worrell – Honda Integra