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Barbados Karting Association Rnd 3

The Barbados Karting Association completed its third race day for the 2009 season on the 29th March under mixed conditions of alternative wet and dry conditions.

On the same day as the one day West Indies Vs England match 24 competitors in 5 classes turned out for the Automotive Art sponsored race day. The track was designed to be faster than usual with three main passing zones, as planned there was no practice allowed until the morning of the event so all competitors had equal access to track time.

The largest classes of the day were of the 270 Yamahas and 125 Shifters both with 7 competitors each. In the 270 class Alexander Gill made a clean sweep by winning all four races with Tremaine Catwell claiming three seconds and one fourth place, good results were received by John Foster, Ben Reid, Russell Raphael, Brian and Nicholas Hinds.

The 230 class saw Joshua Parris win an exciting race over Javani Smith, Samantha Gill and Dillan Grey however the spoils of the day went to Samantha Gill who scored 93 points to extend her lead in that class championship.

The shifter class had a visitor from the USA in Barry Primus who was vacationing in the island and decided to treat the Barbadian public with a great display of international driving. With the changing conditions of the day the overall victory went to Mark Maloney who won two of the four races. This race day saw the return on former Karting Champion Dane Skeete who drove in the 125 shifter class, Dane did not disappoint his fans with an excellent second place in the first race to take second overall place in the day. The days racing saw many excellent races in this class with good showing in the wet by Sean and Stuart Maloney, former champion Orry Hunte, Paul Bourne and Barry Primus.

The premiere Yamaha 310 class had the former 2007 champion, Conner Roach make it difficult for a new winner to make it to the podium. Allan Kinch with a new fresh engine showed his class by winning two of the four races from the second placed finisher Matthew Noel, the 2008 champion driver, with the top three rounded out by Conner Roach. Encouraging drives in the difficult conditions were noted from Christian Hinds and Mark Kinch.

With two more race days left in the first half of the 2009 season the racing will become even more exciting.

The BKA's next race day will be on 26th April at Bushy Park, entry is free and the public is invited. Visit for more information.

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