Barbados Motoring Federation releases 2020 calendar

Friday, 29th November 2019





More than 50 events to be organised by the Barbados Motoring Federation’s (BMF) seven sporting Member Clubs are listed on the provisional 2020 motor sport calendar published today (November 29). The calendar is confirmed against a background of rising numbers of participants: approaching 500 competitors have seen action during 2019 in events run under permits issued by the BMF, up around 10 per cent year on year and including a welcome number of first-timers across the disciplines.

 The programme, which stretches from early February to the end of November, includes a number of regional and international events, attracting overseas visitors to the island. This year, more than 40 arrived from the wider Caribbean, a larger number than in 2018, thanks to the staging of the Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) at Bushy Park; in addition to the young karters, regional drivers competed in circuit racing, rallying, rallycross and rallysprints, while eight overseas competitors have cars based at island workshops to facilitate regular visits.

 The addition of more than 70 participants from as far afield as mainland Europe, New Zealand and the United States was a further reminder of the valuable role motor sport plays in the island’s important sports-tourism industry. Events on next year’s calendar which will bring overseas visitors include: Sol Rally Barbados and Flow King of the Hill, organised by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC); the Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup and Williams Industries International Race Meet, both organised by Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI), along with a round of the Tropical Shipping Caribbean BimmaCup, which is co-ordinated by the Vaucluse Raceway Motor Sports Club (VRMSC).

 The domestic calendar lists a broad cross-section of motor sport disciplines, from grass-roots autocross, dexterity and karting events, through circuit racing and drag racing to off-road 4x4 navigational safaris, rallycross, rallysprints, special stage rallies and speed events. They are organised by the BMF’s seven sporting Member Clubs: the Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD); Barbados Auto Racing League (BARL); Barbados Karting Association (BKA); Barbados Rally Club (BRC); Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI); the Motoring Club of Barbados Inc (MCBI); the Vaucluse Raceway Motorsports Club (VRMSC).



Editor’s note: affiliated to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), which rules the sport worldwide, the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) is the island’s governing body for motor sport; it also represents the interests of its Member Clubs in discussions with Government departments which facilitate the sport in the island, in particular the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, which permits road closures for an agreed number of events each year. Away from motor sport, the BMF affiliate which answers the FIA Mobility remit is the Barbados Automobile Association (BAA), which is an executive committee member of the Government’s Barbados Road Safety Council.



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For further information, please contact BMF Vice-President, Mark Hamilton:

e-mail: mhaminc@gmail.com



BMF19-04a: November 29, 2019



Barbados Motoring Federation

Provisional Motor Sport Calendar 2020



Feb 2 – Time Attack (BARL) – Bushy Park

Feb 9 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Feb 22 - Autocross (BRC) – Bushy Park

Feb 23 - Drag Racing (BADD) – Bushy Park

Mar 1 - Race Meet (BPMSI) – Bushy Park

Mar 8 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Mar 15 – Race Meet (BARL) – Bushy Park

Mar 15 - Navigational Rally (BRC MudDogs) – Islandwide

Mar 22 – Single Venue Rally (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway

Mar 29 – Double-header Sprint (MCBI) – venue to be confirmed

Apr 4 - Navigational Rally (BRC MudDogs) – Islandwide

Apr 5 - Drag Racing (BADD) – Bushy Park

Apr 5 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Apr 19 - Special Stage Rally (BRC) – venues to be confirmed

Apr 25/26 - Race Meet (BPMSI) – Bushy Park

May 3 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

May 3 - Sprint (MCBI) – venue to be confirmed

May 17 - Autocross (BRC) – Bushy Park

May 23 – Rally Show (BRC) – Banks Cricket Field

May 24 - Sprint (BRC) – Stewarts Hill

May 29-31 - Special Stage Rally (BRC) – Islandwide

Jun 7 - Drag Racing (BADD) – Bushy Park

Jun 13 - RallySprint (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway

Jun 14 – Time Attack (BARL) – Bushy Park

Jun 20 - Autocross (BRC) – Bushy Park

Jun 27/28 - Navigational Rally (BRC MudDogs) – Islandwide

Jul 5 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Jul 11 – Dexterity Driving Challenge (MCBI) – venue to be confirmed

Aug 15 - Rallycross (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway

Aug 16 - Race Meet (BARL) – Bushy Park

Aug 22 - Autocross (BRC) – Bushy Park

Aug 23 - Sprint (MCBI) – venue to be confirmed

Aug 30 - Race Meeting (BPMSI) – Bushy Park

Sep 6 - Drag Racing (BADD) – Bushy Park

Sep 6 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Sep 12 - Special Stage Rally (MCBI) – venues to be confirmed

Sep 20 - Navigational Rally (BRC MudDogs) – Islandwide

Sep 26 - RallySprint (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway

Oct 4 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Oct 18 - Race Meeting (BARL) – Bushy Park

Oct 25 - Double-header Sprint (BRC) – venue to be confirmed

Nov 1 - Drag Racing (BADD) – Bushy Park

Nov 1 - Autocross (BRC) – Bushy Park

Nov 7 - Sprint (MCBI) – venue to be confirmed

Nov 8 - Kart Race Meet (BKA) – Bushy Park

Nov 14 - Navigational Rally (BRC MudDogs) – Islandwide

Nov 15 – Time Attack (BARL) – Bushy Park

Nov 21/22 – Special Stage Rally (BRC) – venues to be confirmed

Nov 28 - RallySprint (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway

Nov 29/30 - Rallycross (VRMSC) – Vaucluse Raceway



NB: events are described by the generic names under which they are granted a BMF permit. Organising clubs may apply different titles to their events, for instance to reflect individual sponsorship commitments



Key to abbreviations:

BADD - Barbados Association of Dragster & Drifters (www.baddmotorsports.com)

BARL - Barbados Auto Racing League (Facebook/BarbadosAutoRacingLeague)

BKA - Barbados Karting Association (Facebook/barbadoskartingassociation)

BPMSI – Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (Facebook/BPMSInc)

BRC - Barbados Rally Club (www.barbadosrallyclub.com; www.rallybarbados.net; Facebook/BarbadosRallyClub; Facebook/SolRallyBarbados); BRC MudDogs (Facebook/246Muddogs)

MCBI - Motoring Club of Barbados Inc (Facebook/Motoring-Club-Barbados-Inc)

VRMSC - Vaucluse Raceway Motor Sport Club (Facebook/Barbados-Historic-Rally-Carnival; Facebook/BimmaCup)



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