Bushy Park’s First Official Trackday…


Last Sunday Bushy Park Circuit Inc. held their first official trackday. The complex hasn’t reached completion as yet but the circuit has been finished for some time and the organizers thought it would be a great idea to let car enthusiasts have a go on the newly renovated circuit. I managed to take some time out and headed up to the circuit to take in some of the action. When I got there it was way more than I initially expected, it was definitely a vast improvement from the previous circuit. I was fortunate enough to make my way into the pits to check out some of the cars that came out to give it a go. There were a host of cars on hand, ranging from street to weekend cars, drag cars, rally cars and circuit cars. There was also a section of the day that was specifically dedicated to bikes and karts.

The general feedback from the guys that hit the track was positive. The circuit has a host of well designed corners and straights to match and can potentially be a very fast track which should not only make the racing quite entertaining but also very competitive.

From the perspective of watching the action from up against the pitwall it was quite entertaining, especially when compared to the previous circuit. Due to the new layout of the circuit in comparison to the old one, the cars seem to be approaching the pits with significantly more speed than before. Another thing makes watching from the pitwall even more thrilling than before is how close to the action you are.

All in all the event had a good turnout and today I have some shots that I took while strolling around the pits.

AE86 belonging to Ryan Harrison that is always very well kept…

Michael Carter was on hand to see what the track had to offer…

Neil Armstrong piloted this turbocharged Suzuki Swift Sport…

Rally driver Dane Skeete brought out his Peugeot 306 Maxi and did a few laps…

Paul Bourne brought out his WRC Ford Focus to get a feel for the track as well…

Toyota Cressida that you guys would have seen in B.A.D.D’s The Rematch coverage from a few days ago…

Another AE86 that also was in very good condition…

Circuit prepared Nissan Datsun…

Circuit prepared Audi of Doug Maloney…

Rally prepared Daihatsu Charmant…

Jamal Brathwaite brought out his rally prepared Honda Civic Type R…

Seasoned circuit racer Andre Waite took out Carlos Edwards’ Toyota Starlet for a few laps…

Kurt Thompson making his way through the pits in his Honda CRX…

David Brewster’s rally prepared Peugeot 205 GTi…

Brian Gill had some fun around the new track with his rally prepared BMW M3…

Mark Thompson’s Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX…

Mitsubishi Mirage RS belonging to Trevor Mapp…

The Mayers brothers brought out their WR Toyota Starlet…

A closer look at Kurt Thompson’s Honda CRX…

A few of the karts that were on hand to hit the track…

Drag prepared Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III…

Anthony-Ramon Archer was out with his Nissan Pulsar GTI-R…

Barry Gilkes’ Mitsubishi Lancer GSR…

Mazda RX3 of Mark Maloney who had an unfortunate incident earlier in the day when his driver door caught fire. Thanks to the marshals on hand, the fire was put out before it could spread to the rest of the car.

Cockpit view of Mazda RX3…

Maloney’s Mazda RX3 and Michael Carter’s Honda…

Corey Stanford’s 3SGTE swapped AE86…

Varying views of the pits and some of the cars…

Some aerial footage thanks to Above Barbados

After having the experience I did of being in the pits I can only imagine what the feel would be like when the Top Gear Festival comes around later this month. That’s it for today’s post, thanks for taking a look…

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