Country View Bar & Grill Safari on Sunday
Crews contesting the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 2018 Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship return to action this Sunday after a long summer break since June. On Sunday (September 16), they will contest the Country View Bar & Grill September Safari, round four of five in this year’s competition.
 With dropped scores yet to be taken into account, five-time Champions Leslie Alleyne and Wayne Clarke and winners of the Sol June Safari currently lead the standings in the Simpson Motors/Shell Spirax/Shell Rimula/Maxxis Isuzu D-Max, with 174 points. Champions in 2010, Ryan Corbin and Dustin Edwards (Corbins Catering Services Mahogany Ridge Toyota Hilux) are now second with 164 points, having led after the first two rounds following their victory in the Chefette April Safari.
 Things are even tighter in Class B, where Damien Johnson and Justin Lynch (Dre Tuned Toyota Hilux) lead the standings with 178 points, six ahead of Richard Hinkson and Kevin-Jon Manning in the Windforce Tyres Suzuki Samurai, so the winners of both titles are almost certain to remain undecided until the final event in November. Jean-Marc Cozier leads the separate year-end Shelbury Construction Trophy, which recognizes success in the Driver Challenges, despite missing ‘The June’; he has a nine-point lead over Stephen Mayers, but both miss this coming weekend’s events, which may work to the benefit of third-placed Willie Hinds.
 Cozier is one of the route-setters for Sunday’s event, along with regular Navigator Andrew Croney; they finished second in the 2017 Chefette MudDogs Championship in their first full season of competition together, then won the opening round this year in March. From the start at 7.00am from the Country View Bar & Grill, St George, crews will follow a circuitous route towards the east coast, via the first of two confirmed Driver Challenges at Vaucluse, St Thomas, at approximately 8.30am. After the Lunch Halt at around 11.30am at Dinah’s Restaurant in Bathsheba, St Joseph, the afternoon route will include a second Driver Challenge at Golden Grove, St Philip, at 3.30pm, with a third possibly to be added just before the finish back at Country View Bar & Grill.
Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship
Round 4 – September 16 – Country View Bar & Grill September Safari
Class A
1 Leslie Alleyne/Chris O'Neal (Simpson Motors/Shell Spirax/Shell Rimula/Maxxis Isuzu D-Max)
3 Christopher King/Warrick Eastmond (Nissan Frontier)
6 Dean Springer/Bridget Garity (Toyo Tires/Eastern Vet Clinic Ford Ranger)
8 Chris Armstrong/Wayne Clarke (Toyota Hilux)
9 Ben Norris/Kirk Watkins (Toyota Land Cruiser)
10 Willie Hinds/Wayne Manning (Black Bess Group Suzuki Samurai)
11 Ryan Corbin/Dustin Edwards (Corbins Catering Services Mahogany Ridge Toyota Hilux)
Class B
2 John Pinto/Adam Hunte (Structural Systems/Amsoil GMC Sonoma)
4 Yosuf Patel/Abdullah Patel (Aquarius Faucets/ToolCraft/Goodyear Tyres Mitsubishi L200)
5 Richard Hinkson/Kevin-Jon Manning (Windforce Tyres Suzuki Samurai)
7 Damien Johnson/Justin Lynch (Dre Tuned Toyota Hilux)
Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship
Points, after round 3
Overall (Driver): 1st Alleyne, 174 points; 2nd Corbin, 164pts; 3rd Hinds, 152pts; equal 4th Armstrong & Johnson, 146pts; 6th Stephen Mayers (Toyota Hilux), 144pts; 7th Hinkson, 138pts; 8th Y Patel, 132pts; 9th Michael Ward (Regional Fire & Security/Quality Tyre Suzuki Jimny), 112pts; 10th Trevor Manning (Garbage Master Ltd Mitsubishi L200), 106pts; etc
(Navigator): 1st O'Neal, 174 points; 2nd Edwards, 164pts; 3rd Andrew Croney (Country View Bar/Market Hill Farms/Westside Security Services Honda Pioneer), 160pts; 4th W Manning, 152pts; equal 5th Clarke & Lynch, 146pts; 7th David Reece (Toyota Hilux), 144pts; 8th K-J Manning, 138pts; 9th Eastmond, 112pts; 10th Derek Gill (Garbage Master Ltd Mitsubishi L200), 106pts; etc
Class B (Driver): 1st Johnson, 178pts; 2nd Hinkson, 172pts; 3rd Y Patel, 170pts; 4th Pinto, 106pts; 5th Samuel Manning (Garbage Master Ltd Toyota Hilux), 56pts; etc (Navigator): 1st Lynch, 178pts; 2nd K-J Manning, 172pts; 3rd A Patel, 112pts; 4th Bilal Patel (Aquarius Faucets/ToolCraft/Goodyear Tyres Mitsubishi L200), 58pts; 5th Tristan Hoyos (Garbage Master Ltd Toyota Hilux), 56pts; etc
Shelbury Construction Trophy
Points, after round 3
1st Jean-Marc Cozier (Country View Bar/Market Hill Farms/Westside Security Services Honda Pioneer), 35pts; 2nd Mayers, 26pts; 3rd Hinds, 17pts; 4th Johnson 12pts; 5th Alleyne, 11pts; etc
Picture Corey Reece
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