Jeffrey, Maloney headed for record-breaking showdown at Wallerfield
By Akeem Greene in Trinidad and Tobago
On a day hit with heavy and staggering downpours, Guyanese Kristian Jeffrey and Barbadian Zane Maloney produced some fantastic driving to unofficially break the lap record at Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway, Trinidad and Tobago, on Saturday.
While Wallerfield temporarily turned ‘waterfield’ during parts of the day, both drivers bided their time for the afternoon session as Round Three of the Radical Caribbean Championship got underway.
Heading into qualifying on Sunday morning, Maloney, fresh from his stellar exploits in F3, clocked the fastest lap time of 37.449 seconds, just ahead of Jeffrey (37.971s).
If the overhead conditions improve, it is all but certain that Mark Maloney’s record of 38.048s set in 2018, will be shattered.
Trinidadian Kristian Boodoosingh is next best with a time of 38.330 seconds, while Stuart Maloney (38.560s), Justin Maloney (39.050s), Zachary Boodram (39.273s), Sean Maloney (39.564s) and Ahmed Esuf (41.134s) round off the grid after practice.
Apart from the Radical series, which after this leg, heads to Guyana for the finale on November 12-13, the Trinidad and Tobago Auto Sport Association (TTASA) is hosting the Fast Parts Caribbean Invitational with several of their local drivers and riders on show.
However, the conditions on Saturday hampered many from pushing their machines to the limit in qualifying. After the Radicals and Group Four have their qualifying at 08:00h on Sunday, Group One action will commence at 10:00h.