Drag Warz: Final Showdown Coverage…Part 1
Who ran the fastest time on the day?
We have not a clue.
Interesting enough, that wasn’t the most frequently asked question, even though we all have a good idea of who it was.
Speaking on the event, Drag Warz: Final Showdown was the only place to be on Saturday. Well, maybe not, but let’s just say we had a great time and we hope that the B.A.D.D (Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters) continue to follow this format of racing.
We were really pleased with the turnout since for the past two events, general attendance has been quite small. Largely because it’s hard to pull a crowd when the known favourites aren’t going to be participating, and even harder to promote an event when there aren’t many entries. Somehow the guys over at the B.A.D.D seemed to get everything right for this one, and not only hyped up the drivers to get them to enter the event, but also managed to get enthusiasts to come out and cheer them on. This event had a record high number of entries and from the looks of the crowd on hand, probably record high attendance.
The day’s competition also saw the likes of cars from B.A.R.L (Barbados Auto Racing League) and from the B.R.C (Barbados Rally Club) making entry list. “Final Showdown” had some really close racing that went down to the wire which always makes for good competition and even better entertainment.
One of the good things about the B.A.D.D is that their events are for the enthusiast, so most of the cars entered are privateer builds that are primarily street driven, of which some may have sponsorship. So if any you are interested in competing at the next B.A.D.D event you can check out their website, where you can register and review the rules etc etc.
Judging from the amount of photos so far, our coverage will be split up into a few parts, probably around 3 or 4. Being as this was their biggest event thus far, between running around in the pits and being on the track it was a bit of a challenge to get shots of all the cars in attendance, due to some guys turning up late. Despite that, we had a lot of fun. It was a great event and at the end of it all we have some good photos to show.
The coverage you will be viewing from today and for part 2 will be shots we took while walking around in the pits during the practice and qualifying sessions. You will see some of the familiar cars back in competition, some of which were vying for the 2012 B.A.D.D Driver Championship, and then some cars making their debut at a Drag Warz event. With that said, onto some photos….
Some of the officials on hand for the day, to control the traffic that goes in and out of the pits. Cooling out under the sponsor tent…
The guys having what we hoped was a friendly exchange of words before the day’s event got underway….
We spotted this EP71 Starlet as it was on its way back to pit. From the looks of things Toyota seemed to have been one of the manufacturers of choice.