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BKA Race Day 2 Report

The Barbados Karting Association held its second race day for the 2010 season on Sunday 7th March under hot and dry skys at the Bushy Park Race facility in St. Phillip. 16 karters competed in the Crane & Equipment sponsored event with only four subscribed classes each running 4 races during the day. Even with reduced numbers the racing was keen especially in the exciting shifter class and the 310 Yamaha class.

The 60 cc class had a new winner on the second day in Josh Maloney who was successful in winning all four races from cousin Zane Maloney. Josh amassed the maximum of 100 points with Zane taking home 84 points.

For the first time in recent history the 270 Yamaha class was dominated by Raphael Russell who won 3 of the 4 races with the other race win going to Tremaine Catwell. Tremaine had persistent engine trouble during the day. Javani Smith took home 81 points and received a second place with Tremaine Catwell third with 79 points however the winner, Raphael Russell, claimed first over all with 96 points.

The "Premiere Class" again had Mark Kinch placed firmly on the top spot of the podium. Kinch won races 3 and 4 with Christian Hinds winning race 1 and the 2009 double BKA champion Matthew Noel winning race 2. Noel made a spectacular pass in race two over Cole Gill at the end of the back straight, passing him on the outside and then going on to win. In race 3 both Noel and Hinds came together in the same spot with both drivers spinning off after contact however Hinds was unable to finish the race but was still able to receive 6th place points for that race. Owen Yarde placed 6th overall with 52 points, Ben Read 5th with 58 points, Cole Gill 4th with 62 points, Christian Hinds 3rd with 78 points, 2nd place was awarded to Matthew Noel with 80 points and finally Mark Kinch won the day with 92 points.

The shifters completed a nail biting race day with many spills and thrills during the day. Race 1 and 2 was won by Orry Hunte however race 3 was won by first time shifter David Evelyn after the two former BKA champion drivers Dane Skeete and Orry Hunte collided and both spun off the track, it was Skeete who was able to restart first and ended in second position. In race number 4 Dane Skeete triumphed over Orry Hunte to win the final race of the day. For the entire day both Hunte and Skeete passed and re passed each other several times to provide some excellent racing. The provisional results in the shifter class saw Orry Hunte in first with 68 points, Dane Skeete 2nd with 67 points, third was David Evelyn who scored 46 points, fourth Mark Maloney scoring 21 points and unfortunately fifth was Sean Maloney who had engine failure on race one.

The BKA's next race day will be on 11th April at Bushy Park, entry is free and the public is invited. Visit for more information.