Beacon Insurance boosts “Festival of Speed” Race Meet

It will be a day of spills, thrills and death defying stunts when the Barbados Auto Racing League, (BARL) in association with the Barbados Karting Association (BKA) and The Barbados Association of Dragsters & Drifters (BADD), host a day of exciting racing like has never been seen before at Bushy Park Racing Circuit, St. Philip on Sunday June 30.

The day’s event, which is sponsored by Beacon Insurance, will feature a "four for the price of one" final race meet at the historic 42 year old racing facility,  which will be demolished to make way for the new proposed multi-purpose racing facility due to be constructed and completed by late 2014.

The day’s event, which is sponsored by Beacon Insurance, will feature a “four for the price of one” final race meet at the historic 42 year old racing facility, which will be demolished to make way for the new proposed multi-purpose racing facility due to be constructed and completed by late 2014.

It is for this reason that BARL has invited competitors from the BKA, BADD and Bikers to give hundreds of racing enthusiasts a packed day of activities as a fitting finale for the mecca for car racing competitions.Barbadians are encouraged to come out in large numbers to cheer on the present and future motor sport competitors, some of whom are as young as 11-years-old, as they compete against each other in Go-Karts races.

Spectators will also witness the “cream of the crop” of drag racers in the Island as they launch their high powered machines down the 1/8 mile drag strip. They will also be bike racing competing on the day’s card will also feature several of BARL’s top competitors such as: Stuart Williams, Steve King, Kurt Thompson Jerry Leach, Philip Moe, Snappa Husbands, Mark Thompson and Jason Harewood to list a few.

A BARL vs. BADD Challenge match-up, and a BIG MOUTH race are guaranteed to “set tongues wagging among spectators” before the day’s event culminates with the Monster Energy Handicap to bring the curtain down on the grand finale at the Circuit in its present configuration.

The Beacon Insurance sponsored Festival of Speed event will no doubt be one of mixed emotions for several tens of thousands of Barbadians who have taken up every vantage point for over the last four decades on this prime piece of real estate, to watch their favourite drivers compete against each other and against several regional and International drivers.

The Beacon Insurance sponsored Festival of Speed event will no doubt be one of mixed emotions for several tens of thousands of Barbadians who have taken up every vantage point for over the last four decades on this prime piece of real estate, to watch their favourite drivers compete against each other and against several regional and International drivers.

According to Chairman of the League Stephan Hinds, Sunday’s event will be an excellent opportunity for lovers and supporters of Bushy Park to come out in large numbers as BARL will be using the occasion not only give back, but to also thank all their loyal fans for their support over the years by staging a meet of this magnitude.

There will be lots of extras including a VIP tent which will be opened from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a spacious elevated covered deck giving optimum view of the entire circuit, Air-conditioned bathrooms, reserved parking, food and premium drinks all day, hassle free entry and exit. Come out and witness this last showdown. Bring your regular cameras, cell phones cameras, video recorders; grab a stone, a hand full of soil, and any small object as a keepsake in remembrance of this memorable circuit that has thrilled Barbadians for over forty two years.

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