This is just to confirm that our season will start on January 28, 2012. The event will be run from 3.00 until 9.00 PM but the location is still to be confirmed.
All persons interested in participating are asked to note the following;
1. BMF Licenses will have to be renewed - $180
2. Club Fees will have to be renewed - $100
3. No "Motorcycle" Helmets will be allowed
4. Registration Deadline will be January 20 - $75
5. Late registration will attract a $50.00 additional fee
6. Practice will be held on January 21 from 10.00 AM until 2.00 PM
7. No driver will be allowed to practice unless he or she has registered for the event
Drivers in the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters will have to wait until Thursday to learn the identity of the inaugural BADD champion driver.
With drivers having the option to drop one score for the season, Nicholas Harrison, with BADD said club members will vote at Thursday’s debriefing meeting to determine how the winner will be selected.
In the running are points leader, Benjamin Eastmond (Daihatsu Charmant) with 434 points, Jason “Mr Consistent” Downey (Toyota RunX) on 431 points, Anthony Ramon Archer (Nissan Pulsar) on 408 points and Dwight Alleyne (Subaru WRX Sti), on 404 points.
At Saturday’s Twisted Drag Warz VI, Alleyne was the only one of the four to make it to the finals in his group, winning the 8-5 to 8.999 second category, while Eastmond was eliminated early in the day, putting his hopes of winning in jeopardy.
Also meeting an early-meet demise, was Downey who also fell out of the day’s contention, in a departure from his usual performance.
While Archer managed to hang in a while longer, he too fell by the wayside, leaving Alleyne as the only front-runner in to finish the day.
Making his BADD debut in unforgettable fashion was Martez Hackett. Setting the pace in qualifying, he was the fastest on the track posting 7.192, only to lower his own mark against Archer, when he clocked a blistering 7.16 for the meet and track record for the year.
Competing in a Subaru powered, rail-body entry was Jason Kirton, who won the seven second category with his fastest time of the day, registering at 7.79.
Also winning were: Michael Austin in the 12 second category, with Dwayne Bentham taking the honours in the 9 to 10 second category and Sherlock Payne winning the 8- 8.499 bracket.
Having better luck was “NOS Boss”, Michael “Chubbz” Carter who managed to stay in competition longer this time, while Steve Bruce continued to be plagued by mechanical problems which one again affected his performance.
Corey Stanford who has been impressive during the season failed to finish his best of three in the elimination rounds, while Matthew “DMZ” Forde’s plans of pushing his machine to the limit did not materialise, as he failed to start the event, due to issues with the car.
Disappointingly, fans of Dwayne “Shabba” White were forced to wait until next season to see him back on the track, as he was not able to get the car ready for Saturday’s season ender.
Thirty four drivers started the event with BARL’s Tyronne Martindale taking BADD up on the challenge to go head to head with its drivers. (AB)