Horseman enjoys hat-trick of wins
Blake Horseman completed a clean sweep of victories in the latest Bermuda Karting Club race day at the Rubis Southside Raceway in St David’s last weekend.
The young driver claimed all three heats in a competitive TAG Senior class including Scott “Skitchy” Barnes, the club president, Jason “Skuzzie” North and David Selley.
North had to settle for second place in each heat while Selley produced two third-place finishes and a fifth.
“Blake had a good day,” Barnes said. “The TAG Senior is probably the most flip-flop class; Blake wins a bunch, Jason “Skuzzie” North wins a bunch and I also win. I had a couple of bad spins the first two races going into turn one, so that took me out of contention.”
It was Barnes, however, who dominated in the new L206 Seniors, claiming the chequered flag in all three heats, as did Jeff Sousa in the L206 Masters.
Barnes also impressed in the Shifters, securing a pair of top finishes in the first and final heats, while Owen DeCosta took victory in the second race.
Runaway leader in the Tag Juniors, Ryan Burgess, had to settle for one victory as he was pegged back by Jorga Thomas who romped to a pair of wins.
“The [Tag Junior] class is actually getting really good,” Barnes said. “Ryan was one of only two drivers last year and has had a whole year of practice in that class. Everyone is now starting to step up and challenge him.
“Jorga Thomas, one of two girls in that class — Ashley Horseman is the other — won two races. Ashley claimed a second, so the girls are really stepping up and giving Ryan a run for his money.
“We’re definitely trying to get more juniors in the club and to see them all step up and challenge Ryan, who has been dominating for the past year, is good to see. It’s definitely not just a guys’ sport; we have some fast girls, too.”
In the Cadet class, sole driver Nathan DeCosta had three wins, while Shannon Caisey took a trio of victories in the Shifter modified class.
• For more information on how to get involved and what the club offers, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the club’s Facebook page. Alternatively, call club president Scott Barnes on 505-1611 or committee member Travis Lewis on 535-0558
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