Leading drivers set to go ‘carting’

Some of the island’s leading rally crews will go head-to-head at Bushy Park race circuit on Saturday at The Rally Show, which will include a competitive element for the first time.

In an echo of this year’s innovative Sol Rally Barbados safety video, the Carter’s Shopping Cart Challenge will allow them to let off some steam in a fun environment ahead of the First Citizens King of the Hill on Sunday and Sol Rally Barbados, June 9-11.

With co-drivers seated in the trolley and drivers pushing, the test will demand skill, energy and dexterity as the crews negotiate an intricate course around cones and tyres, with donuts to entertain the crowd.

The drivers will be Carter’s Pitstop-sponsored Sean Corbin and Ryan Wood, plus others including brothers Barry Mayers and Roger Mayers, Logan and Rhett Watson and Jason Tull.

More than 80 local, regional and international rally cars, 10 of them entered in Sol Rally Barbados for the first time, will be on static display except when six of them take to a short purpose-designed rally stage to give passenger rides to lucky prize-winners of social media competitions in recent weeks.

The Rally Show offers the only chance for local fans to see all the cars entered for the 33rd running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event gathered in one location.

Hosted for the second year at Bushy Park, the Show will run from 2.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m.

“Since first moving The Rally Show to Bushy Park last year, we have changed the layout to create a central display area for the rally cars with the exhibitors, sponsor booths and food and beverage tents all facing in,” said co-ordinator Carrie Corbin. (PR/EZS)