This weekend’s Vavoline Glassesco John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet (March 28/29) is an action-packed feast of motor sport not to be missed, honouring the memory a key figure in the development of island motor sport over the past three decades.
The organising club, Bushy Park Motor Sport Inc (BPMSI), will not only launch its 2015 Championship for competitors on two and four wheels, but also play host to the inaugural races of the Suzuki Challenge Series, which look set to start a revolution in motor sport across the region (scroll down for more details). Add in the end-of-day Hilti Handicaps for bikes and cars, and there’s lots to look forward to:
• Sunday performances by legendary British stunt driver Terry Grant (remember him setting his 20th Guinness World Record at Race Of Champions last December?) and the UK’s Number 1 stunt bike rider and European Champion, Lee Bowers. They’ll be in action at the Simpson Motors Used Cars parking lot in Warrens on Friday evening, too – check them out at 5.45pm
• the launch of the brand-new 4 x 4 Hammer Zone, overlooking one of the circuit’s busiest corners, with DJs on hand to keep things lively between racing and commentary
• a $15,000 prize fund for competitors - $1250 each for all class winners, $500 for the most artistic car, $500 for the best pass of the day
• the VIP Lounge will be open on Sunday: tickets are Bds$150, which will include mid-morning tea, coffee and nibbles, a buffet lunch, then mid-afternoon tea, coffee and nibbles. Bottled water is also included in the price and there will be a paying bar
• the post-race Prize-giving in the Pits Canteen will be open to all: once racing is done, the tunnel gates will be open to allow fans access to the pits
More than all that, Sunday’s admission tickets will have a value even once the action is done: Automotive Art is offering a 15 per cent discount on all car care products, tyres and wheels for up to one month after the event on presentation to the cashier of a Bushy Park ticket for this weekend