CMRC: Ming, Jeffrey on provisional list for Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup
Guyanese Calvin Ming and Kristian Jeffrey have signalled their intention to compete at the final round of the Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup, slated for South Dakota Circuit on November 10-11.
The Radical Series, in its first year as part of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships, has been seen a revelation for the sport by many of the pundits.
Should the duo compete, they will do so for the first time at the track. Last year, Jeffrey along with Mark Vieira and Mark Maloney did an exhibition race at the track, but this year fans are expected to get the real deal.
According to Bushy Park Circuit Inc., the provisional list of competitors also includes Stuart Maloney (BAR), Kristian Boodoosingh (T&T), Sean Maloney (BAR), Mark Vieira (GUY), Mark Maloney (BAR), Isa Deen (T&T) and Luke Bhola (T&T).
Based on calculations, the Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup will go down to the wire with three drivers still capable of capturing the inaugural regional title.
Points leader Stuart Maloney (Barbados) and his brother and fellow SR3 Cup veteran Mark are split by teenaged newcomer Isa Deen (Trinidad & Tobago), with a spread of just 27 points from first to third and 75 on offer at the final.
These three have won seven of the nine races, with the fourth winner, T&T’s Kristian Boodoosingh, also in with a mathematical chance of the crown, although success would require huge bad luck for the others.
Extra spice will be added to the final three races of the season with the return to his home circuit of 2017 SR3 Cup Winter Champion Kristian Jeffrey, fresh from finishing fourth in the UK Radical Challenge Championship, and the introduction of prize money for the first time.
At the final round, the regional series for Suzuki-powered Radical sports-racers will be supported by Suzuki Guyana with a US$1,000 prize fund; the weekend’s SR3 Cup Champion Driver – the racer who scores most points across the three races – will receive a cheque for US$750, while the driver who sets the fastest SR3 race lap will win US$250.
The local importer will also provide the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club with a Suzuki Baleno as a Pace Car for all of the weekend’s race programme.
The GMR&SC’s two-day International Race of Champions, dubbed ‘Ignite’ for 2018, also features the final rounds of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) on two and four wheels, alongside the GMR&SC’s National classes.
Within a programme of 27 races, with action for the SR3 Cup starts on Saturday with Practice, Qualifying and the first of three 20-lap races. Testing will available in the days before, as Radical Caribbean’s technical support team is set to be on site from mid-week.
Points after round 3: 1st Stuart Maloney, 167 points; 2nd Deen, 154pts; 3rd M Maloney, 140pts; 4th Boodoosingh, 94pts; 5th Sean Maloney, 70pts; 6th Suleman Esuf (BAR),69pts; 7th Bhola, 38pts; 8th Justin Maloney (BAR), 28pts; 9th Vieira, 10pts.