All to be decided in Karting final round
All eyes will turn to the Bushy Park racing circuit on Sunday (June 17th) as the Barbados Karting Association gets ready to host their fifth and final round in the first season of the Frutee 2012 Championship. The final round of the first season is sponsored by Williams Industries and there is still all to drive for with both the 310 Yamaha class and the 270 Sportsman Class not yet out off reach.
Leading the 310 Class going into Sunday is Tremaine Forde-Catwell who has amassed 372 points to date. However such has been the competition in the class that no one has been able to register a clean sweep on the four race days. Catwell was victorious at the last race meet in May and will be hoping to carry on with his winning ways. Hot on his heels is Christian Hinds who is 19 points adrift with 353 points. Hinds has been able to win the second round and the tied on points with Catwell in the third round.
However Hinds will have to hope to have a Catwell finishes further down than second while he wins if he wants to hoist the first season championship. Nick Gill is in third place at the moment and the first season title is out of reach for him as he lies over 100 points behind Forde-Catwell.
Javani Smith and Raphael Russell round off the class.
In the 270 class the title chase was not as close, with Joshua Maloney leading the pack by 32 points. The young driver has won three of the four rounds contested to sit on top of the table with 358 points. However at the last event he had to settle for second place after a number of setbacks. It will be hard for anyone to overtake him at the helm of this class with him only needing to finish with more than 68 points to be guaranteed his victory.
Last year a poor final round cost him the season victory by a mere one point and he will not want a repeat of that this
time around. Leading the chasing pack is Zane Maloney who was the winner of the last round. He currently has 326 points and has been on an upward charge in the group.
However Saviola Thomas (323), last year’s first season winner is nipping at his heels and only three points separate these two drivers heading into Sunday’s race day. Thomas has tied for second place is two different rounds thus far and will be hoping to go one better this time around.
Aiden Fortier, Calvin Bartlett and Joshua
Parris are out of striking distance from the lead three and round of the group.