Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Skeete and Maloney win Valvoline Stages Rally


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ROGER “THE SHERIFF” SKEETE and new co-driver Stuart Maloney emerged winners of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Valvoline Stages Rally which started and ended at Greenland Plantation in St Andrew, today.
Competing in the Sol/LIME/Simpson Motors/Michelin/Williams Trading Inc. Subaru Impreza WRC S12, Skeete and Maloney returned a total elapsed time of two hours, 17 minutes, 61 seconds over the ten stages.
They eclipsed arch rivals Paul “The Surfer” Bourne and Englishman Tom Woodburn, in the Chefette/Banks Ford Focus WRC 07, who returned a time of two hours, 19 minutes, 85 seconds.
The Motoring Club’s champion driver, Josh Read and co-driver Mark Jordan, in the Stihl/Gliptone/Hankook Tyres/Weetabix/Royal Purple/EZone/Coffee Bean Toyota Starlet, returned two hours, 20 minutes, 41 seconds to be third.
This feat helped Read and Jordan to win Super Modified Ten and fastest two-wheel drive in the rally which included stages in Luke Hill and Four Hill in St Peter as well as Pickering in St Lucy.
The fancied pair of Neil Armstrong and Barry Ward, in the Monster/ Sol/Chefette/Digicel/Virgin Atlantic/Gunk/Hankook Tyres/Redline Fuels/Simpson Finance/Simpson Motors Suzuki Sx4 WRC, who won Rally Trinidad a fortnight ago, crashed out on Stage 6. (TT/EZS)


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