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More than 40 competitors assembled for the start of the Second Season of the Barbados Karting Association’s (BKA) 2015 Frutee/Chefette Championship on the first Sunday in July, with the track run counter-clockwise for the first time this year. Nick Gill carried on from where he left off at the end of the First Season, top scorer in the 310 Yamaha class with the maximum 100 points, a feat matched by Jason Kirton in the 125 Shifter class, where he beat Kevon Griffith by 16 points.

As before, Gill’s major challenge came from Kyle Proverbs, who picked up 81 points, although Proverbs beat Gill in the Easykart 125 class, where they finished third and fourth; against the largest field of the day – 17 scored points – the Kinch family claimed the lion’s share of the 125 honours, son Mark beating father Allan, while First Season champion Mark Thompson tied with Gill for fourth place.

Easykart 60 was also well-supported, with 13 drivers scoring, two more than in the First Season – newcomers included Trinidad’s Alex Powell, son of rally ace ‘Penti’ Powell, who finished equal fourth on points with Zane Maloney; Kyffin Simpson emerged the winner, ahead of Alex Mallalieu and Calem Maloney.

In Easykart 100, First Season champion Zane Maloney finished second to cousin Joshua, his only opposition, while Tremaine Forde-Catwell won the hard-fought X30 class . . . just, by two points from First Season champion Christian Hinds, with Rico Alkins third.

Once the racing was complete, everyone retired to the open-air suite above the Pit Lane for a social and First Season Prizegiving; the BKA’s Second Season continues on September 6.