BRC partners with Simpson Motors and Automotive Art to support marshals
Nearly 80 members of the island’s motor sport fraternity were honoured at the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Annual Prizegiving on Saturday evening (November 22); more than 100 awards were presented, with successful competitors joined as recipients by sponsors and the Club’s invaluable volunteer marshals, for whom some of the loudest applause was reserved.
  Having lost out on last year’s title, when tie-break rules were applied, Champion Driver Rhett Watson was delighted to receive his trophies in his home parish; a similar situation applied this year, but it was Daryl Clarke who lost the tie-break, finishing second, with Stuart White, who had also been in with a chance of the winning, third.
  The BRC 4wd Championship was won by Roger Skeete and Louis Venezia, with Watson and new co-driver James Hutchinson carrying off the trophies in 2wd. Free entry for the 2015 BRC Driver’s Championship was presented to Watson, the highest points-scorers in the combined SuperModified classes, Clarke (Modified classes) and White (Historic), along with Eric Allamby (Clubman), Andrew Mallalieu (4wd classes).
  Among the evening’s awardees were long-standing marshals Pat Brewster, Matthew Dickenson, Jason Marville and Philip McConney, each of whom received a trophy, presented by Biddy Barber, who has been a BRC competitor, organiser and marshal for many years; others were recognised in the Outstanding Marshal and Rookie Marshal categories
  In the Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship, Chris O’Neal won the Sextant Challenge Trophy as Champion Navigator for the second consecutive time, with Leslie Alleyne adding a fifth Champion Driver title to those he won in 2006, ’08, ’11 and last year, again taking home the Peter Farmer Memorial Trophy. Damien and Brandon Johnson were Chefette Novice Champions, winning free entry to the 2015 BRC MudDogs Safari Championship in addition to their trophies.
  Club officials thanked the sport’s stakeholders, including marshals, officials, sponsors and the media for contributing to another successful season. Members had a chance to enjoy a number of motor sport films, including British production company Greenlight TV’s coverage of Sol Rally Barbados 2014 – already aired on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, two of the the event’s key markets - and previously-unseen footage from Red265 Multimedia of Scotiabank King of the Hill.
BRC partners with Simpson Motors and Automotive Art to support marshals
Saturday’s (November 22) Annual Prizegiving in St Philip afforded Barbados Rally Club (BRC) members what for many of them was a first chance to inspect one of the Club’s stage set-up vehicles, acquired in 2014. In keeping with the BRC’s long-term policy of investing in support for its volunteer marshals, the Committee of Management worked on the project with long-term partners Simpson Motors and Automotive Art.
  Each of the Club’s stage set-up crews and marshals now have at their disposal a double-cab Isuzu Truck to transport equipment and relevant infrastructure; the three ex-Barbados Water Authority vehicles, resprayed in a silver livery, were refurbished by Simpson Motors using supplies donated by Automotive Art.
  With lockers on each side to carry flags, fire extinguishers, signage and other special stage ‘furniture’, additional space on top for spectator barriers and accommodation inside for personnel, the vehicles can be used to speed the set-up of three separate special stage locations during the Club’s larger events. They were first used during Scotiabank King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados 2014.
  Heading up the strong turn-out of marshals at the Prize-giving, Stage Commanders Roger Sargeant, Jeff Bovell and Ernest Brewster endorsed the Club’s efforts in support of its volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure both the efficiency and safety of events for both competitors and spectators.
  Club Chairman Mark Hamilton explained: “We have been thinking about this project for the past two or three years, as efficient organisation of events has become an even greater priority, along with ensuring the safe running of stages. When we learned that these trucks might become available, we immediately started a conversation with two of the Club’s longest-standing partners . . . and I have to say thanks to Simpson Motors and Automotive Art for making this a reality.”
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List of Award-winners
BRC Driver’s Championship
The Champion received a voucher for $1,000 from Automotive Art, plus eight cases of Banks beer and two cases of Cockspur Old Gold; each driver received a trophy
Champion Driver: Rhett Watson (SM12 Power King Batteries/Carter's Pit-stop/Gliptone/Stihl/Packaging Centre/The Unknown Entity/In support of Little Pink Gift BMW M3), 133 points
2nd Daryl Clarke (M7 Roberts Manufacturing/P & N Hardware/Valvoline/Amir’s Chicken/MQI Quality/Mum’s Pasta Honda Civic), 133pts
3rd Stuart White (Hist 39 Steps Wine Bar/Hunikom Swim Wear/UpBeat Wholesale/Makita/Guava Tech BMW 325), 132pts
4th Wayne Archer (Hist Archers Hall Design Centre/Calvin Alkins Customs Services/Diamonds International BMW 325), 120pts
5th Brendon Mckenzie (M6 Mck Motorsport/Turbo Plus Drink Mix/Do-It-Best Quality Paints/Colour XL/PromoTech Computers Toyota Corolla), 116pts
6th Andrew Mallalieu (GpN Terra Caribbean Subaru Impreza N10), 109pts
7th Roger Skeete (WRC-1 Sol/LIME/Simpson Motors/Michelin/Williams Trading Inc Subaru Impreza WRC S12), 106pts
8th Eric Allamby (Club Shelbury Construction/Scrap Man Recycling/MC Buccaneer Toyota Corolla), 105pts
9th Andrew Jones (SM11 AP Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Beach Apartments/Lucozade/Panadol/Precision Racing Ford Escort MkII), 101pts
10th Jeremy Gonzalves (M6 Makita/SSP/Star Products/Yamaha Opel Corsa), 95pts
BRC Class Championship
Each driver received a trophy. Free entry (not inc insurance) to the 2015 BRC Driver’s Championship was won by Andrew Mallalieu (4wd), Rhett Watson (SuperModified), Daryl Clarke (Modified), Stuart White (Historic) and Eric Allamby (Clubman)
WRC-1 - Champion: Skeete, 106pts; 2nd Paul Bourne (Chefette/Banks/MQI/Flow Ford Focus WRC07), 62pts
WRC-2 – Champion: Roger Hill (Nassco/Esso/Pennzoil/MotorMac Toyota Corolla WRC), 75pts
Group N - Champion: Mallalieu, 109pts; 2nd Mark Thompson (Glassesco Hardware/Stag Beer/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa/Valvoline Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 90 pts; 3rd Geoff Noel (Kola Kick/Sentry Insurance Brokers/Automotive Art/CIAC Air Conditioners/Dewalt Tools Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 49pts
SuperModified 12 - Champion: Watson, 133pts (after dropped score); 2nd Justin Campbell (Hilton Barbados/Dream Solutions/Castrol Edge/C & C Auto Services/Acton Corporate Services/Transtech BMW M3), 80pts; 3rd Brian Gill (Coca-Cola BMW M3), 71pts
SM11 - Champion: Andrew Jones (AP Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Beach Apartments/Lucozade/Panadol/Precision Racing Ford Escort MkII), 101pts; 2nd Stuart McChlery (Lubriguard/Gunk Ford Escort MkI), 49pts; 3rd Dane Skeete (Rubis/Williams Trading Inc/LIME/Michelin Peugeot 306 Maxi), 29pts
SM10 - Champion: Josh Read (Stihl/Gliptone/Hankook/Cell Hut/Royal Purple/Weetabix/Chutney's/Ezone Toyota Starlet), 85pts; 2nd Cliff Roett (Nassco/Roett's Garage/Mark's Auto Spares/Flock it Electrostatic Coatings Toyota Starlet), 55pts; 3rd Barry Mayers (Chefette/Digicel/Illusion Graphics/Pennzoil WR Starlet), 41pts
Modified 7 - Champion: Daryl Clarke (Roberts Manufacturing/P & N Hardware/Valvoline/Amir’s Chicken/MQI Quality/Mum’s Pasta Honda Civic), 133pts (after dropped score); 2nd Jamal Brathwaite (Valvoline/Automotive Art/Mackeson/Ellesmere/Chicken Pen Racing Honda Civic Type-R), 95pts (after dropped score); 3rd Edward Corbin (Valvoline/Prosales Toyota Corolla RunX), 86pts
M6 - Champion: Mckenzie, 116pts; 2nd Gonsalves, 95pts; 3rd Neil Corbin (Nassco/Jason Jones/Auto Solutions/Valvoline/BG Products & Services Toyota Starlet), 95pts
Clubman - Champion: Allamby, 105pts; 2nd Fabien Clarke (RCR Tours/Bovell Auto Repair/Barbados Business Listings Suzuki Ignis Sport), 66pts; 3rd Trevor Mapp (Ellesmere Quarries/AS Autostop/Codgi's Insurance Brokers/Chicken Pen Racing Mitsubishi Colt), 42pts
Historic - Champion: White, 132pts (after dropped score); 2nd Archer, 120pts; 3rd John Corbin (Valvoline/Automotive Art/Prosales/Corbins Garage Toyota Corolla), 64pts
GpB - Champion: Geoffrey Ullyett (Ullyett's Machine Shop Service/Chesterton Hydraulic Seals & Gaskets/Valvoline Oil/Algae-X Nissan 200T), 37pts
BRC 4wd Championship
The Champion received five cases of Banks beer and one case of Cockspur Old Gold; each driver and co-driver received a trophy
Champions: Roger Skeete/Louis Venezia, 120pts
2nd Andrew Mallalieu/Geoffrey Goddard, 86pts
3rd Paul Bourne, 64pts
4th Roger Hill/Graham Gittens, 50pts
5th Mark Thompson/Orry Hunte, Kurt Seabra, 43pts
BRC 2wd Championship
The Champion received five cases of Banks beer and one case of Cockspur Old Gold; each driver and co-driver received a trophy
Champions: Rhett Watson/James Hutchinson, 119pts
2nd Andrew Jones/Lindsey Pilkington, 80pts
3rd Josh Read/Mark Jordan 66pts
4th Brendon Mckenzie/Sean Collett, 54pts
5th Daryl Clarke/Russell Brancker, 53pts
Highest-placed female co-driver – Lindsey Pilkington
Special Awards
Rookie Award, a $1,000 Automotive Art gift voucher – Justin Campbell
Richard Roett Memorial Trophy – Bud Mckenzie
Golden Turkey Award – Mark Thompson
Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship
The Champions received the Sextant Challenge Trophy (Navigator) and the Peter Farmer Memorial Trophy (Driver), plus five cases of Banks beer and one case of Cockspur Old Gold; second and third Navigator and Driver each received a trophy
Champion Driver & Navigator: Leslie Alleyne & Chris O’Neal (Simpson Motors/Shell Spirax/Shell Rimula/Maxxis Isuzu D-Max), 236pts
2nd Derek Gill & Andrew Croney (Insurance Solutions/Sweet Temptations Mitsubishi Pajero), 234pts
3rd George & Gary Mendes (G & G Sales & Service/Lunatics Inc Mitsubishi L200 Sportero), 220pts
Chefette MudDogs Novice Safari Championship
Each received a trophy and a Barbecue Barn voucher; the Champion Novice Driver and Navigator also received free entry (not including insurance) to the 2014 MudDogs Safari Championship
Champion Novice Driver & Navigator: Damien & Brandon Johnson (Western Union Suzuki Samurai), 238pts
2nd Julian Kirton & Dominic Straker (Kirts Connection Jeep Wrangler), 234pts
3rd Novice Driver: Richard Hinkson (Eastern Veterinary Clinic/No More Turns Racing Suzuki Samura), 168pts
MudDogs Special Awards
Championship Sponsor Appreciation Award - Chefette Restaurants
Joan Alleyne Memorial Trophy (Highest-placed Female Navigator) – Trina Griffith
MudDogs Helpers Appreciation Awards - Joycelyn and Victor Pinto & family and Johnny Pinto
Route-setters Awards - Pete Bradshaw, Audley, Jeremy and Andrew Croney, Derek Gill, Willie Hinds, Wayne Manning, Gary and George Mendes, Philip McConney, Ben Norris, Kirk Watkins
Marshals Awards
Each marshal received a trophy
Long-standing Marshal: Pat Brewster, Matthew Dickenson, Jason Marville; Philip McConney (MudDogs)
Outstanding Marshal: Peter Alleyne, Dexter Griffith, Paul Maynard; Reihanna Bulbulia (MudDogs)
Rookie Marshal: Barry Boyce, Jaire Payne, Donovan Waldron; Peggy Kirton (MudDogs)


Photos compliments of Corey Reece- Champion Driver Rhett Watson (left) and co-driver James Hutchinson celebrate after receiving awards from Debbie Hamilton, wife of BRC Chairman Mark Hamilton
Marshals - The Club’s volunteer marshals received awards in three categories, Long-standing Marshals, Outstanding Marshal and Rookie Marshal
MudDogs Overall - Leslie Alleyne (right) won the Champion Driver title for the fifth time; he is pictured with Lindsay Farmer, holding the Sextant Trophy on behalf of Champion Navigator Chris O’Neal. The presentation was made by Lisa Carter of Chefette Restauarants
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