Flawless Blake Horseman cements dominance in Tag Senior class
Blake Horseman cemented his dominance in the Bermuda Karting Club National Championships with another perfect outing in the third round at the Southside Raceway on Sunday.
Building on the momentum of achieving the same feat in the previous two rounds, Horseman was again at his best, winning each of the three heats in the Tag Senior class.
In the first two heats he took the chequered flag ahead of Brian Bulhoes, with Bilal Binns and Jayden Brimmer completing the podium places respectively. The last race saw Binns improve to claim a second-place finish, ahead of Bulholes in third.
It proved an intriguing battle on the track between Scott Barnes and Jason North in the L206 Seniors class. Ultimately it was Barnes who ended the day on the top winning heats one and three, with North besting his rival in the second. Rian Lindo, Robert Wheatley and David Barbosa all clinched a third-place finish apiece.
The Shifter class was a lot more open with Brandon Franks, Stephen Carrado and Ryan Rebello all sealing race victories across the day. Ryan Burgess also performed strongly claiming two second-place finishes and a third place, while Jorja Thomas was also among the podium places with two third-place finishes and one runner-up spot.
Jonah Moniz also enjoyed an impressive outing, winning the first two heats, before being denied a perfect run of form by Syah Pedro in the final race. Pedro also picked up two second-place finishes with Isaiah Daniels-Greene completing the podium places in each of the heats.
“Blake Horseman has been dominating the Tag Seniors with Brian Bulhoes, Bilal Binns and Richard Walker-Talbot all battling it out behind him for that second-place spot,” said Barnes, president of the Bermuda Karting Club. “We’ve had some really good racing going in that class.
“The Shifter class has also been good all season with Ryan Rebello, Stephen Carrado, Ryan Burgess and Jorja Thomas all performing really strongly,” Barnes added.
“The 206 class has arguably been the most competitive with myself and Jason North both picking up multiple wins over the opening weeks, while there are also loads of other fast guys, it’s definitely a battle each Sunday in that class,” said Barnes.
Barnes noted that the club has been actively pushing to spread the sport.
“We started the Junior Cadets class last year and bought five karts for the club to rent out to any new drivers. It’s been great seeing some new faces in that class and it’s going well.
“We’d love more young drivers to come along and join in because we have the karts to rent out if people want to me try the sport out. That’s what we’re pushing, trying to get young Bermudians into the sport,” Barnes said.
“Overall the season has started off really well and we’re looking forward to more great race weekends.”
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