Scott Barnes proves the big winner of Bermuda Karting Club campaign
Scott Barnes proved the standout performer in the Bermuda Karting Club overall standings as the season drew to a close.
Barnes, president of the Bermuda Karting Club, ended the season with three championship honours, topping the domestic L206 Senior class and Tag Senior class standings as well claiming overall victory in the L206 Senior class Trophy Series.
In the Domestic L206 class, Barnes finished up with 702 points, 21 ahead of nearest rival Rian Lindo, with David Barbosa completing the top three.
His margin of victory proved greater in the Tag Senior class, as he finished 89 points clear of second-placed Brian Bulholes, with Bilal Binns third overall.
Barnes wrapped up the campaign with overall success in the Trophy series, topping the standings with 312 points, ahead of Barbosa in second on 261 and Travis Lewis in third on 233.
It also proved a memorable season for Ryan Rebello, who topped the domestic Shifter standings with 629 points ahead of Blake Horseman (284 points) and Jorja Thomas (502 points). He also scooped the top prize in the same class of the Trophy Series, again finishing ahead of Horseman and Thomas.
There was also double delight for Nile Bean who topped both the Tag Junior classes in domestic series and trophy series.
In the domestic series, he beat Jayden Brimmer to the title, with Jauza James third, while in the trophy series, Nathan DeCosta claimed second place and Brimmer settled for third.
Another driver to claim two titles was Robert Wheatley, who topped the L206 Masters standings in the domestic and trophy series.
He beat Bobby DaCosta to top spot in the domestic standings, with Kenneth Harrison in third, while his closest rivals switched final positions in the trophy campaign.
While there was disappointment for Horseman in the Shifter class, he did claim top honours in the Tag Senior Trophy Series, pipping Barnes to the title, while Binns again completed the top-three places.
This season also introduced a Cadet Series, with five new drivers taking to the track for the very first time.
It proved a memorable introductory season for Jonah Moniz, who picked up overall victory in both the domestic and trophy series standings.
He beat Syah Pedro to top spot in the trophy series, with Isaiah Daniels third, with the latter two drivers switching finishing places in the domestic standings.
“Overall it was another great season,” Barnes said. “On a personal level, I was delighted to win three championships, while Ryan Rebello was also one of the big winners this season winning two championships. Blake Horseman and Nile Bean also added another championship to their collections which is great.
“One of the big things for me this year was that were able to start the Cadet programme and we had five entirely new drivers which was awesome.
“We didn’t have any new drivers in the previous two seasons, so it was amazing to have seen that change.
“Despite the Covid restrictions affecting the second half of the season, our numbers were still great and we’re looking forward to building on what we did this year, next season.
“I have to thank all of our sponsors and drivers who came out all season long and competed.”