Sunday, April 21, 2024

Rain halts Drag Warz 3


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Drivers and drag racing fans will have to wait until Drag Warz 4 for outright winners as rain halted the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters’ (BADD) Summer Shakedown-Drag Warz 3 at Bushy Park last Sunday.
A high-powered line-up of drivers, including those whose machinery was not ready for last Sunday’s action, are now scheduled to meet on September 22.
When the rains came, drivers such as Dwayne Bentham, competing in the merged 9.50–9.99 and 10.00–10.49 seconds class was the fastest among the drivers winning through to the final.
He was followed by Adrian Bayley in the SRG Engineering Peugeot 205 and Benjamin Eastmond, who was the fastest in the 10.00-10.49 seconds category.
The rain and waterlogged track also sidelined Edward St John, who was the fastest man in the .00-9.49 seconds class and Andrew Jones, Shoy Gumbs (129) and Norman Catwell (161).
In the 8.50-8.99 seconds class, Shaun Eversley (170) had given notice of his intentions and was the fastest before the rain came. He was ahead of Dwayne Clarke (26) who was a dominant force along with British driver David Hobbs in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.
Dwight Jordan made light work of the competition in the 7.50-7.99 and 8.00-8.49 seconds class, but will have to keep his eyes on the rest of the field which is made up of Kevin Griffith (36) and Ricardo Spooner (146).
BADD’s chairman Nicholas Harrison told SATURDAY SPORT that despite some bad luck suffered by some drivers, the event had been progressing smoothly until the rains came.
He said the fans were excited over the opportunities they got to drive with Geoff Ullyett and Andrew Jones and the display of new Nissan and Hyundai cars from Courtesy Garage, and from Goodyear tyres.
Harrison also said that although specially invited guest driver Roger “His Hotness” Mayers, in the Chefette/Illusion Graphics Ford Focus had to overcome problems during the day’s action, he was still able o post a personal best time of 7.283 seconds, from a reaction time of 0.20 seconds.
However, Mathew “DMZ” Forde in the Forde’s Auto Services/Stag Mitsubishi Lancer Evo posted the fastest time of 7.576 seconds among the drivers in competition.


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