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Silverware up for grabs on trophy day

Drivers will be on “double duty” this weekend when the Bermuda Karting Club hosts their first trophy day at the Rubis Southside Raceway in St David’s.

In addition to competing for championship points, drivers will be in the hunt for silverware in each of the six classes — Cadet, Tag Senior, L206 Masters, L206 Seniors, Tag Juniors and Shifters — as part of the first trophy day of the season.

“As a racer, there’s definitely a little bit more in the line,” Scott Barnes, the former Bermuda Karting Club president, said. “You’re not just shooting for championship points; it’s another trophy you can win.

“It will step things up for sure. It may be the one chance to add another trophy to your cabinet until the end of the season.”

The trophy day will be the ninth outing of the 15-race series, with Barnes expecting some close and competitive racing to be on display.

“The friendliness closes down a bit more on trophy day,” he said. “The season is winding down and the drivers are taking more than they’re giving on the track.”

Aside from the L206 Seniors and L206 Masters, where Barnes and David Barbosa are running away with the honours, the remaining four classes are promising to go down to the wire.

The Rubis Trophy Race Day runs from 12 to 4.30pm on Sunday. Admission is free, while pit entry costs $5