Calem Maloney early leader of BKA Championship

Calem Maloney early leader of BKA Championship

News from the Barbados Karting Association: February 6, 2024:


A perfect record of four wins at Sunday’s (February 4) UpBeat Wholesale Raceday has earned Calem Maloney is early lead of the Sectus Technologies Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Championship. His total of 100 points places him eight ahead of Daniel Ullyett, with Zak Mayers third after a day of close racing at Bushy Park in St Philip which promises a strong season for the sport.

The reigning Easykart 125cc Lights Champion, Maloney topped the seven-strong class in Qualifying, then led the opening race from flag to flag. He was chased home by Aaron Blackett and Sebastian Thompson, who had made a cracking start from the back of the grid, losing second place to Blackett only two laps from home. Maloney dominated the remaining races, with Kayleigh Catwell the best of the rest in all three to sit second to Maloney in the standings, with Raizer Stoute and Graham Bradshaw also claiming podium finishes.

Ullyett, who had been crowned the BKA’s Champion Driver for the third time at the previous weekend’s Annual Awards, has fresh competition in the 100cc Juniors this year. Jacob Mayers, who has finished second in 60cc Cadets for the past two seasons, claimed the first pole position of the year, with his cousin Zak, the 2023 Cadet Champion third behind Ullyett.

It was Ullyett who prevailed in the day’s opening race by just three-tenths of a second, however, while Jacob slipped behind Zak to finish third. Jacob then incurred a 10-second penalty for causing an avoidable accident in race two, which was won by Zak, with Ullyett and Aeden Bruce (the 2022 Cadet Champion also moving up a class) completing the podium. While Zak won race three on the road, he incurred a similar penalty so the results show him finishing third behind Ullyett and Bruce, while Jacob retired before half-distance when a chain came off. He won the final race of the day, however, ahead of Ullyett and Bruce.

With the Mayers cousins and Bruce having graduated to 100cc Juniors, there were only two drivers in the 60cc Cadets races. Both were newcomers to the BKA, with Oliver Judd the faster in Qualifying and winner of all four races, giving him an eight-point lead in the standings over Shamir Eversley.


Pictures courtesy Barbados Karting Association/Image Vault

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Wheel-to-wheel action in the 100cc Juniors, with Daniel Ullyett ahead of cousins Jacob (#11) and Zak (#12) Mayers and Aeden Bruce

Calem Maloney won all four 125cc Lights races

After finishing second in three races, Kayleigh Catwell (right) and winner Calem Maloney spray Sebastian Thompson on the 100cc podium


Championship points (after one round):


1st Calem Maloney, 100 points

2nd Daniel Ullyett, 92pts

3rd Zak Mayers, 79pts

4th Kayleigh Catwell, 76pts

5th Aeden Bruce, 73pts

6th Oliver Judd, 72pts


60cc Cadets: 1st, O Judd, 72pts; 2nd Shamir Eversley, 64pts 100cc Juniors: 1st, D Ullyett, 92pts; 2nd Z Mayers, 79pts; 3rd A Bruce, 73pts; etc 125cc Lights: 1st, C Maloney, 100pts; 2nd K Catwell, 76pts; 3rd SebastiánThompson, 60pts; etc


Remaining rounds: March 3, April 7, May 5, August 10, September 8, June 23, October 6, November 3, all at Bushy Park Barbados, St Philip


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