Caribbean Motor Racing Championships – Round 3
The third and final leg of the 2009 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships are billed for the South Dakota Circuit and based on the showdown in Jamaica and Barbados, November 8 would certainly be one to remember when the region’s fastest cars and top drivers meet in Guyana.

Monster Line-up! The South Dakota could brace itself for this line-up (those visible from forefront are Stuart Williams, Andrew King and  Mark Maloney) on November 8 in Round Three of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (Rawle Toney photo)
Monster Line-up! The South Dakota could brace itself for this line-up (those visible from forefront are Stuart Williams, Andrew King and Mark Maloney) on November 8 in Round Three of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (Rawle Toney photo)

Team Guyana which comprise veteran race aces Andrew King and Mark Vieira along with Kevin Jeffery, Shawn King and Gavin Gayadin will certainly have their work cut out for them while competing on home turf against the heavyweights from Jamaica and Barbados.

However, Guyana are  out of the equation of the country championships with 31 points, lurking distantly behind Jamaica with  62 points and the Bajans on 82 points.

The local boys did not attend the first round in Jamaica which was dominated by current points leader David Summerbell of Jamaica and defending champion Stuart Maloney of Barbados.

But things took a turn in the Land of the Flying Fish in round two of the championships and for the first time in the history of the championships, the Bushy Park circuit saw some of the Caribbean’s fastest cars all in one group and the thrills which they brought certainly lived up to all expectations.

The rivalry was between the Mayers brothers (Roger and Barry) and the Maloneys (father Douglas and brothers Stuart and Mark) with their rotary four-wheel drive cars.

Approximately 16,000 spectators saw the Group 4 cars heading round the track, most of the time going neck-to-neck and when the dust settled, many of the vehicles were severely damaged and in some cases like Stuart Maloney were  only able to do one race.

Summerbell leads the current individual points standing with 48 points but in hot pursuit

Speed talk! Current points leader David Summerbell of Jamaica (left) and Guyana’s Kevin Jeffery in conversation at the conclusion of the second leg in Barbados. (Rawle Toney photo)
Speed talk! Current points leader David Summerbell of Jamaica (left) and Guyana’s Kevin Jeffery in conversation at the conclusion of the second leg in Barbados. (Rawle Toney photo)

is Mark Maloney with 39 points and his brother Stuart is on 22.

Guyana’s Andrew King is fourth with 16 points while teammate Kevin Jeffery has 13 and Gayadin has  two points.

All of the competitors and their machines have all confirmed their attendance for South Dakota on November 8 and so the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) is preparing for what they are calling aBy Rawle Toney
The third and final leg of the 2009 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships are billed for the South Dakota Circuit and based on the showdown in Jamaica and Barbados, November 8 would certainly be one to remember when the region’s fastest cars and top drivers meet in Guyana.

Team Guyana which comprise veteran race aces Andrew King and Mark Vieira along with Kevin Jeffery, Shawn King and Gavin Gayadin will certainly have their work cut out for them while competing on home turf against the heavyweights from Jamaica and Barbados.

However, Guyana are  out of the equation of the country championships with 31 points, lurking distantly behind Jamaica with  62 points and the Bajans on 82 points.

The local boys did not attend the first round in Jamaica which was dominated by current points leader David Summerbell of Jamaica and defending champion Stuart Maloney of Barbados.

But things took a turn in the Land of the Flying Fish in round two of the championships and for the first time in the history of the championships, the Bushy Park circuit saw some of the Caribbean’s fastest cars all in one group and the thrills which they brought certainly lived up to all expectations.

The rivalry was between the Mayers brothers (Roger and Barry) and the Maloneys (father Douglas and brothers Stuart and Mark) with their rotary four-wheel drive cars.

Approximately 16,000 spectators saw the Group 4 cars heading round the track, most of the time going neck-to-neck and when the dust settled, many of the vehicles were severely damaged and in some cases like Stuart Maloney were  only able to do one race.

Summerbell leads the current individual points standing with 48 points but in hot pursuit is Mark Maloney with 39 points and his brother Stuart is on 22.

Guyana’s Andrew King is fourth with 16 points while teammate Kevin Jeffery has 13 and Gayadin has  two points.

All of the competitors and their machines have all confirmed their attendance for South Dakota on November 8 and so the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) is preparing for what they are calling a ‘November to remember’ since for the first time the championships are in such a tight race.

But the talk of the races will be the car of Roger Mayers, a Ford Escort called ‘The Beast’ which is said to be the fastest car in the region. Meanwhile also expected to create quite a stir come November are  the ‘Big Bikes’ which are  dominated by Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira and Maurice Menezes. Vieira earned respect at Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados this year, winning two out of his three races but with the Bajans all signalling their intention and the usual arrival of Canadian super bike king Kevin Graham, the local ‘Rossi’ will have to ride for his life. The lower class which features Gayadin and the Rahaman father and son duo of Jad and Ryan and Chet Singh will also be a treat to the large crowd which is expected.

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