B.A.D.D – The Rematch…

The first B.A.D.D (Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters) event for the year returned to Thicketts St.Philip for what seemed to have been the most anticipated drag event to date. I have to start off by congratulating  B.A.D.D for doing an excellent job on hosting a successful event. With competitors ranging from full out race cars to street cars as well as bikes; it was definitely a must attend event. What really got the hype building weeks in advance, was a rumor that Roger Mayers would be bringing his WR Ford Focus WRC to set a time on the Thicketts straight. It wasn’t until a few days before the event that these rumors were not only confirmed, but he also had the intentions to breaking previous 1/4 mile record holder Suleman Esuf’s time of 10.189 seconds set in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX. Another expected crowd favorite was the overall 1/4 mile record holder Kelvin Daniel who previously set a time of 9.830 secs. on his Kawasaki ZX10. The stage was set, the hype was there and it was only now to see what the day brought.

Chefette sponsored starter’s tent…

Good Year tent where throughout the day had several trivia giveaways…

Sponsors Courtesy Garage had their Hyundai Velostar on display…

EK9 of Barry Best which had a best time of 12.808 on the day…

Edward St.John’s Toyota Starlet which did a time of 13.199…

Dave Davis’s Turbo charged Honda Civic hatch had a fastest time of 14.007…

Fabian Holder’s Toyota Cressida was able to put down a time of 12.917 secs…

Shane Burnett’ NOS fed SR20 powered Nissan B13 had a best time of 13.840 secs…

12.884 secs. was the best time of the day for Shawn Eversley in his turbo charged Swift GTi…

Turbo charged Toyota Runx Z that didn’t make a pass but made for a nice photo…

Another car that didn’t make a pass was this tastefully done WRX STi…

This Honda Del Sol was shared by both Kerwin Scantlebury and Karl Bovell which did best times of 15.540 secs. and 13.820 secs. respectively…

Supercharged Toyota Runx Z of Jason Downy that did a 13.607 secs…

Curtis Lee’s wide-bodied Subaru WRX STi which did a fastest time of 12.786 secs…

Jamal Batson in his Mitsubishi Mirage was only able to manage a time of 11.381 secs. before mechanical failure would force him to retire.

Sherlock Payne’s 4wd Mitsubishi Colt laid down a best time of 11.948 secs…

Barry Gilkes managed to get his Mitsubishi Lancer GSR into the 10 sec. bracket with a time of 10.925 secs.

LIME sponsored Nissan Pulsar of Anthony Archer threw down a time of 11.066 secs…

Pedahel Williams in his Mitsubishi Colt did a best time of 12.662 secs…

Due to some mechanical problems Jeremy Greenidge was unable to set an official time…

Kelvin Daniel on his Kawasaki ZX10 was among the very few that made it into the 9 sec. bracket with a time of 9.139 secs. and in doing so he set the fastest time for the day. Along with riding the Kawasaki he rode this Honda CBR where he laid down a time of 10.082 secs.

12.363 secs. was Aaron Mason’s fastest official time of the day in his turbocharged Honda Integra type R…

Event coordinator Michael Carter in his K-powered Honda Civic SiR was able to beat his previous best time of 12.946 secs. with a time of 12.706 secs…

On the day Mitsubishi was the brand of choice. This one belonging to Ricky Cozier with a best time of 11.338 secs., secured him the fastest 2wd time title.

Kerry Maynard in his Honda Integra Type R laid down an impressive time of 13.822 secs.

As I mentioned before one of the highlighted cars for the event was Roger Mayers’ WR Ford Focus WRC. The goal set in mind for this event was was to beat Suleman Esuf’s previous time of 10.189 secs.

He came out and did exactly that with an absolutely impressive time of 9.994 secs., especially since this is a circuit built car. However, the day would end on a sour note as he experienced some mechanical problems which forced him to retire.

Another impressive car on the day was Dale Hall’s turbocharged Toyota Starlet with a best time of 12.712 secs.

Dwayne Ifill in his 4wd Mitsubishi Colt put down a time of 12.163 secs.

David Balgobin laid down an impressive time of 11.243 secs. in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV…

Jamaal Sobers best time for the day was 11.904 secs. in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX…

Due to some mechanical issues Suleman had, he didn’t make it to the drags until late in the evening but it was well worth it. Not only did he beat his previous best time but he also was able to beat the time set by Roger Mayers earlier in the day.

The King retained his title with a blistering fast time of 9.788 secs.

Evo I spotted hiding close by…

 

That’s it for today’s post, I’ll leave you guys with a shot of Prosales’s Nissan GTR…

Congratulations to all the racers that came out and braved the start lights and I hope I’ll be seeing you at the next B.A.D.D event. And for those interested you can check out B.A.D.D for more information.

 

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