Roger Skeete is still the sheriff of this town.
Barbados’ veteran rally star teamed up with Louis Venezia to win yesterday’s LIME King of the Hill event behind the wheel of an impressive Subaru Impreza WRC S12. His elapsed time was 3m 01.54 seconds. Second position was taken by Jamaicans Jeffrey Panton and co-driver Michael Fennell Jr. in a Ford Focus in an elapsed time of +00.05s. Third spot went to England’s Paul Bird and his Welsh co-driver Aled Davies in a Ford Focus WRC08 in a time of +00.49s.
The top ten were completed by France’s Simon Jean-Joseph and Jack Boyere in a Ford Focus; England’s Rob Swann and Welshman Aled Edwards in a Subaru Impreza; Roger Duckworth and Ross Weir of England in a Subaru Impreza; local pair of Josh Read and Mark Jordan in a Toyota Starlet; Roger Hill and Graham Gittens in a Toyota Corolla; Neil Armstrong and Barry Ward in a Toyota Starlet; and Roger Mayers and Sean Corbin in a starlet.
The route yesterday ran from Hangman’s Hill through the Vaucluse Raceway to Lion Castle, St Thomas.
The results of the LIME King of the Hill will be used to seed Sol Rally Barbados 2015 next weekend. Cars which did not compete will be seeded behind the last car in their class, unless safety considerations dictate otherwise.
Following is the full list of results:
Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CDN – Canada; ENG – England; FRA – France; JAM – Jamaica; NED – The Netherlands; NIR – Northern Ireland; SCO – Scotland; TCI – Turks & Caicos; TRI – Trinidad & Tobago; WAL – Wales
1st Roger Skeete/Louis Venezia (WRC-1 Sol/LIME/Simpson Motors/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12), 3m 01.54s
2nd Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (WRC-1 Rubis/Total/Sandals Barbados Ford Focus WRC06), + 00.05s
3rd Paul Bird – ENG/Aled Davies – WAL (WRC-1 Rubis/Cockspur/Frank Bird Poultry/Hager/Mac Tools/Elas/Pirelli/C4L Ford Focus WRC08), + 00.49s
4th Simon Jean-Joseph – FRA/Jack Boyere – FRA (WRC-1 Intercontinental Shipping/Trinidad Mooring & Launch Services Ford Focus WRC08), + 03.05s
5th Rob Swann – ENG/Aled Edwards – WAL (WRC-1 Waves Hotel and Spa Barbados/Terra Caribbean/Cygnet Plant/R A Swann Subaru Impreza WRC S11), + 03.31s
6th Roger Duckworth – ENG/Ross Weir – ENG (WRC-2 Intrinsys Subaru Impreza WRC S6) + 04.14s
7th Josh Read/Mark Jordan (SM10 Stihl/Gliptone/Sprite/Hankook/Weetabix/Chutney’s/Royal Purple/EZone Toyota Starlet) + 07.13s
8th Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (WRC-2 Nassco/Esso/Pennzoil/MotorMac Toyota Corolla WRC) + 07.63s
9th Neil Armstrong/Barry Ward (SM10 Rubis/Chefette/Hankook/Nassco/GUNK Toyota Starlet) + 08.24s
10th Roger Mayers/Sean Corbin (SM10 Chefette/Sol/Digicel/DHL/Hankook/Illusion Graphics WR Starlet) + 09.86s
WRC-1: 1st Skeete/Venezia; 2nd Panton – JAM/Fennell – JAM; 3rd Bird – ENG/Davies – WAL; etc
WRC-2: 1st Duckworth – ENG/Weir – ENG, 3m 05.68s; 2nd Hill/Gittens, + 03.49s
Group A: 1st Joe McQuillan – NIR/Sean Donnelly – SCO (Masserene Park Farms Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), 3m 16.78s – 17th overall; 2nd Rupert Lomax – WAL/David Alcock – WAL (DigIt Plant Hire/SMS Motorsport/Almax Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), + 00.07s; 3rd Avinash Chatrani/Andrew Skeete (iShop Barbados/Electric Avenue/PowerBass/Lenovo/1 of K/Copocabana/Sign Station Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI), + 02.42s; etc
GpN: 1st Andrew Mallalieu/Geoff Goddard (Terra Caribbean/Blue Sky Luxury Subaru Impreza N10), 3m 15.82s – 15th o/a; 2nd Mark Thompson/Wayne King (Automotive Art/Stag Beer/Glassesco/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), + 00.77s; 3rd David Coelho – TRI/James Harris – ENG (Total/Lubetech/Zanzibar/Kaizan Sushi/www.machinerysalestrinidad.com/Quipsol Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), + 04.95s; etc
SuperModified 12: 1st Rhett Watson/James Hutchinson (Chefette/Power King/Gliptone/Stihl in support of Little Pink Gift BMW M3), 3m 13.33s – 13th o/a; 2nd Justin Campbell/Juan Watts (Dream Solutions/Itstaboo.com/Hunikom/Campbell Racing Team/Castrol/Hilton Barbados/One Media/Biz Needz BMW M3), + 11.81s; 3rd Stan Hartling – CDN/Heath Hazell (Bambarra Rum BMW M3), + 13.83s; etc
SM11: 1st Simon Mauger – ENG/Melanie Holmes – ENG (Major Motorsport/Smith and Jones Engines/Ravenol/Virgin Atlantic Airways/Redline Fuels/Accra Beach Hotel/Stoutes Car Rentals Ford Escort MkII), 3m 12.05s – 11th o/a; 2nd Dane Skeete/Tyler Mayhew (Sol/LIME/Automotive Art Peugeot 306 Maxi), + 00.24s; 3rd Andrew Jones/Lindsey Pilkington – ENG (AP Jones Pharmacy/Southern Surf Beach Apartments/Lucozade Ford Escort MkII), + 03.09s; etc
SM10: 1st Read/Jordan, 3m 08.67s – 7th o/a; 2nd Armstrong/Ward, + 01.11s; 3rd Mayers/Corbin, + 02.73s; etc
SM9: 1st Mark Kinch/Andrew Peirce (Black Pearl Party Cruises/Jolly Roger 1/Rubis Kirtons/Ultraviolet Entertainment/Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Toyota Starlet), 3m 23.55s – 48th o/a; 2nd Clifford Cox/Scott Bentham (Toyota Starlet), + 03.67s; 3rd Kurt Ward/Kirt King (SDRR/Precision Racing Ford Escort MkI), + 07.67s
Modified 7: 1st Daryl Clarke/Russell Brancker (MQI Collision Repair/Mom’s Pasta Products/Roberts Manufacturing/Valvoline Honda Civic), 3m 21.82s – 24th o/a; 2nd Paul Horton – TCI/Dwayne Forde (Sky Motorsports/Java Island/Real Ford Escort MkI), + 00.04s; 3rd Edward Corbin/Rodney Clarke (Valvoline/Prosales Toyota Corolla RunX), + 05.58s; etc
M6: 1st Neil Corbin/Matthew Staffner (Nassco/Jason Jones/BG Products & Services/Auto Solutions/Valvoline/Max Meyer Paints/Emtage Electrical Toyota Starlet), 3m 18.16s – 19th o/a; 2nd Brendon Mckenzie/Dominic Straker (Mck Motorsport Toyota Corolla), + 08.84s; 3rd Kenny Hall – SCO/Fenny Wesselink – NED (Halltune Garage Ford Puma S1600), + 12.26s; etc
M5: 1st Marcus Tinsley – ENG/James Crosland – ENG (Tinsley Joiners/Rodgers Plant Hire/Taylor Signs/Golcar Brewery/GroupKit/David Brown Motor Club Peugeot 205 Rallye), 3m 44.61s – 65th o/a
International Historic: 1st Shaun Sinclair – SCO/Ruaridh Allan – SCO (Ford Escort MkII), 3m 22.53s – 26th o/a; 2nd Greg Cozier/Natasha Farnum (Barbados Historic Rally Carnival/Jondel Engines Ford Escort RS), + 01.17s; 3rd Rob Smith – ENG/Paul Willetts – ENG (HJ Weir Engineering/Weir Laundry Equipment/Ocean Two Resort/RSR Historic Engineering Triumph TR7 V8), + 05.85s; etc
Historic: 1st Wayne Archer/Derek Edwards (Archers Hall Design Centre/Diamonds International/CACS BMW 325), 3m 36.30s – 57th o/a; 2nd Stuart Tomlinson – ENG/Nick Taylor – ENG (Tomlinsons/Atlas Copco UK Ford Escort MkII), + 07.24s; 3rd Jonathan Ince/David Armstrong (Ocean Fisheries/Hankook Daihatsu Charmant), + 12.12s; etc
Clubman: 1st Jeremy Croney/Andrew Croney (Warrens Lubricants/Sign Station/SRG Engineering/Sweet Temptations Peugeot 206XS), 3m 36.07s – 55th o/a; 2nd Cheryl Spencer – ENG/Barry Spencer – ENG (Dover Beach Hotel/Waterfront Accident Repair/Mission Bodyshop/Central Park Bodyshop/Euro Car Parts/AB Autos/Airport Bodyshop/ABS Embroidery/Capricorn Canvas/Katz Auto Services/SRG Engineering Vauxhall Astra), + 15.14s; 3rd Pierre Clarke/Ezra Gibbs (SDRR Hydraulics & Industrial Spares Honda Civic), + 21.89s; etc
GpB: 1st Pete Rayner – ENG/Maria Rayner – ENG (Perry Road Autos/Tamdown Group Ford Escort MkII), 3m 27.74s; 2nd Andrew Costin-Hurley – ENG/Stuart Andrews – WAL (ARP/Earl’s Performance/Zeta Engineering Hoses Ford Puma Evo), + 02.51s; 3rd David Brewster/Alex Kirton (Innovative Security Solutions/Castrol/SRG Engineering Peugeot 205GTi), + 39.26s