Kristian Jeffrey crowned champion Radical driver in Barbados
Guyanese Kristian Jeffrey made a most sublime return to the track by winning two of his three races in the first round of the Radical Caribbean Cup at Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados, on Sunday.
Chief Instructor at the St. Philip facility, Justin Campbell, was the other race winner, while Trinidad and Tobago’s Kristian Boodoosingh claimed three podium finishes in the tightest start yet for the regional series.
With the fastest lap bonus point from race one and a fourth-place finish in race two, Jeffrey leads the standings with 63 points, 15 ahead of Boodoosingh, with Campbell third, just one further point adrift.
In the Nations Cup, Guyana has 65 points, seven more than Barbados, with Trinidad and Tobago third on 51 and Jamaica fourth with 24, represented by Senna Summerbell, who finished only two races.
In an invited comment to News Room Sport, the ace Guyanese car racer stated he did some gym work and despite there being no personal preparation on track in close to three years, he still felt relatively confident given the quality field.
Given the close time in qualifying, Jeffrey had to be consistent, and he thanked his pit crew for their sublime support, stating, “I am pleased with the results going into the second round.”
With nearly 50 laps under his belt, Jeffrey had been steadily improving, claiming pole position with a time of 58.826s, just three-hundredths seconds quicker than 2018 RCC Champion Stuart Maloney and four-tenths ahead Mark Maloney.
Nations Cup points after Round One:
1st– Guyana 65
2nd– Barbados 58
3rd– Trinidad and Tobago 51
4th– Jamaica 24
Aug 27-28: Bushy Park Barbados (BPMSI)
Oct 9: Bushy Park Barbados (BPMSI)
Nov 12-13: South Dakota, Guyana (GMR&SC)