McCartney leads BPMSI into second round at Bushy Park

McCartney leads BPMSI into second round at Bushy Park

 Devan McCartney is the early leader of the Champion Driver title chase as Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) prepares for round two of its 2017 Championship, to be staged at the John 'Tiny' Harrison Memorial Raceday at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday & Sunday, May 6/7. BPMSI will again share the weekend with the Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD), as it presents Launch Control, round 2.

 Saturday, which is slated for an 11.30am start, will include Practice and Qualifying for BPMSI Championship classes on two and four wheels, also the opening round of the third Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup and SR3 Cup; BADD members will Practice in the middle of the day and Qualify at the end.

 On Sunday, after an earlier 10.55am start, 16 races are scheduled on the 2.01-kilometre International Circuit, three each for the BPMSI classes and the Suzuki Challenge Series, offering 130 laps of wheel-to-wheel dicing, with the Hilti Handicap for Cars rounding of the track programme. After that, BADD will take to the northern drag strip at around 3.30pm to complete the day with its Eliminations and Grudge Matches.

 Entries for both Clubs are now open at Motorsport Services, with those for BPMSI closing on Thursday, May 4, BADD entries the following day; competitors from both Clubs will enjoy the chance for some last-minute testing at the BPCI Open Track Day on Saturday, April 29, with track time starting at 11.00am and drag practice from 3.30pm.

 At BPMSI's opening fixture of the season on March 26, McCartney (Zephirins Bakery/C & A Autobody Repair Honda CRX) claimed a hat-trick of wins in Group 1/Class 2, an achievement matched by Gp1/C1 winner Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance/M-Grafix Suzuki Swift). Walcott, however, suffered from a couple of unsubscribed races, which meant he failed to score the maximum 25 points for a win. So, McCartney leads the overall title chase with 75 points, Walcott is second with 61 and Derek Edwards (D & A Mechanical Services BMW 318ti Compact), McCartney's closest challenger in Gp1/C2, third on 51. Kyle King (Automotive Art/Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet) leads the Hilti Handicap Championship points with 25 points, following a stirring drive to overcome a 10-second jump-start penalty.

John 'Tiny' Harrison Memorial Raceday

Saturday, May 6, 11.15 - 5.00pm: viewing from Open Air Suites only, access through Pit Gate (opens at 11.00am) - $5. Sunday, May 7 (gates open 10.30am): Gate 1 (Grounds & Open Air Suites) - $20; Gate 2 Cyclone Zone - $25 per vehicle & $20 per person; Gate 3 Clubhouse $30. Tickets available on the gate or on-line at


BPMSI Championship, points after round 1 Group 1/Class 1: 1st Andre Walcott (Courts iFinance/M-Grafix Suzuki Swift), 61 points; 2nd Darren Lashley (SRG Engineering/Full Line Racing Parts/C & A Autobody Repairs/RJ's Towing Services Peugeot 205XS), 48pts; 3rd Kevin Armstrong (Armstrong Auto Datsun 120Y), 15pts Gp1/C2: 1st Devan McCartney (Zephirins Bakery/C & A Autobody Repair Honda CRX), 75pts; 2nd Derek Edwards (D & A Mechanical Services BMW 318ti Compact), 51pts; 3rd Ross Callender (Full Throttle Garage/C & A Autobody Repair/Cheese Auto Glass Finishes/Crane & Equipment/SAFE Security/Ullyetts Machine Shop Service/Percy King Auto Parts Daihatsu Charmant), 37pts; etc Group 2/Class 1: 1st Ripley Greene (Huntes Auto Spares/Hilti/Full Line Racing Parts Toyota Corolla), 39pts; 2nd Mark Thompson (Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Slam 101.1FM/Bio Beauty/Automotive Art Toyota Starlet), 30pts Grp 2/C2: 1st Tremaine Forde-Catwell (Cheese Auto Glass Finish/CCT Paints/Mark's Auto Spares/Rezults/Hilti Daihatsu Charmant), 42pts; 2nd Andre Forde (Percy King Auto Parts/Forde's Vending Machines Toyota Starlet), 27pts Group 3/Class 2: 1st Jason Harewood (Mark's Auto Spares/SDRR/HiHi/JVM Signage/Gaskin's Garage/Image Vault/Starboy Performance Toyota Starlet), 45pts; 2nd Kyle King (Automotive Art/Percy King Auto Parts Toyota Starlet), 15pts Group4/2wd: 1st Mark Maloney (Digicel/Automotive Art/Maloney Racing Team Mazda RX-3), 24pts Hilti Handicap for Cars: 1st King, 25pts; 2nd Walcott, 18pts; 3rd Edwards, 15pts; 4th Adrian Bailey (SRG Eng/M Y Bhana Everything Store/Bliss Water Sports/Tropicana Jewellers/Pro Sales/Lucid Consulting/Tint 'R' Us Peugeot 205), 12pts; 5th Joe Troulan (Barbados Villa Services/TRU BMW 318ti Compact), 10pts

Photo Compliments - Ozzy Osborne