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

Source: (RB)

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