Veteran competitor Harold Morley captured by photographer Ian Nicholls entertaining the fans at King of the Hill 2020

Record equalled for female entries, new record in FIA R5

A classic showdown is in prospect in Sunday’s (May 28) First Citizens King of the Hill when 87 crews go head-to-head in the final shakedown before Sol Rally Barbados 2022 (June 4/5), the 32nd running of the Barbados Rally Club’s premier event. A freshly-configured course will challenge local, regional and international drivers equally, providing the island’s huge fan base with their biggest rallying spectacle since 2019.
  Just a few days ago the organizers made a decision to change the route. It will now run from Content through the Dukes crossroads and on into the Vaucluse Raceway, where no changes to the course have been made. Cars will run in reverse order of performance, with the first of four runs - two each before and after the lunch break - slated for 10.30am; there is no practice run, with the fastest time deciding competitors’ finishing positions.
  Rally Director Neil Barnard said: “The Barbados Rally Club works diligently to foster good relationships with residents, religious institutions and businesses that may be negatively impacted by road closures due to motor sport events. On behalf of the Club and our competitors, I must thank the residents, the Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources, officers of the Civil Service, the Barbados Motoring Federation and the Hon Cynthia Forde, MP for St Thomas, who worked with us in such a positive way this week to quickly resolve the issue we were facing.”
  The provisional running order published today (May 26) lists the 87 starters in 13 classifications, with drivers or co-drivers from 11 nations and a record-equalling 22 female competitors. The results of First Citizens KotH will be used to seed Sol RB22 - drivers who either don’t compete or fail to set a time will be seeded behind the last car in their class, unless safety considerations dictate otherwise. Only three Sol RB22 entries are missing - the Ford Fiesta R5s of Britain’s Roger Duckworth and BMF President Senator Andrew Mallalieu, who is FIA Formula 1 Steward at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, also Mark Kinch’s new BMW Compact.
  Winner of KotH in 2020 and Sol RB19, Dane Skeete leads the ‘home team’ in the Subaru Impreza S12 in which his father Roger also won KotH three times, but he will face a strong challenge. Jamaica’s Jeff Panton has four back-to-back wins to his credit in his previous Ford Focus WRC06, but now competes in the FIA R5 class in a Fiesta, while Britain’s Rob Swann, who has competed against Panton in an identical Fiesta this year is entered in the Impreza S12B in which he has twice finished second to Panton in Sol RB.
  The record number of 12 entries in the FIA R5 class also includes reigning BRC Champion Driver Stuart Maloney (Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo) and his nephew FIA Formula 3 racer Zane in an older Fabia R5. Continuing the family theme, long-time supporter of island rallying Britain’s Kevin Procter will drive his familiar Fiesta S2000T, with nephew Joe Cunningham, Andy Scott and Nigel Worswick all in similar cars.
  Although he is entered for KotH, three-time Top 2wd Roger Mayers (Toyota WR Starlet) is not entering Sol RB22, so the field is wide open for a new top seed in the main event. Likely candidates are: Andrew Jones, who finished 10th overall in Sol RB20 taking 2wd honours for the first time in his Ford Escort MkII; Logan Watson, who powered his Modified class BMW M3 closer to the SuperModified guys than ever before in the BRC Shakedown Double Header in April; perhaps Ian Warren, twice the top 2wd finisher in KotH in the legendary Simpson Motors Suzuki Swift, now in a BMW Compact.
  After the inaugural event in 2008 at Turners Hall in St Andrew, KotH moved venues, first to Stewarts Hill in St Philip, then Sailor Gully in St Peter, before finding a more permanent home on Hangmans Hill in St Thomas, where it ran from 2011 to 2018, apart from 2013, when it moved to Luke Hill in St Lucy. For the past two years, the event returned to the south-east corner of the island and Stewarts Hill.

Sol Rally Barbados (June 4/5) and First Citizens King of the Hill (May 29) are organised by the Barbados Rally Club, which celebrates its 65th Anniversary in 2022; Sol RB22 marks the 15th year of title sponsorship by the Sol Group, the Caribbean’s largest independent oil company.

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Sol-RB22-21a: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2022

Provisional running order at May 26

Key to nationalities (competitor from Barbados unless shown): CDN – Canada; ENG – England; GUY – Guyana; IRL – Republic of Ireland; JAM – Jamaica; SCO – Scotland; T&T – Trinidad & Tobago; TCI – Turks & Caicos; USA – United States of America; WAL – Wales

1 Cheryl Spencer (F) - ENG/Barry Spencer - ENG (M2 Dover Beach Hotel/Marco Polo Bar & Grill/SRG Engineering/Stoutes Car Rentals/Niven Distribution/Niven Eco Oil/Harrogate Water/Bodytech Services/SC Performance/Wrap’d & Tinit’d/Tintint/Waterfront Arc Vauxhall Astra GSi)
2 Andrew Graham - ENG/Gavin Neate - WAL (GpB AlliSport Ltd Land Rover 90TDS)
3 Jason Tull/Omar Archer (C1 Jay-T's Auto Services/SRG Engineering/Shallom Management Services/BG Products Peugeot 106 Rallye S2)
4 Kyle Gill – USA/TBA (C1 Perry Motorsport/adhoc Industries/Chicken Stop Inc Mitsubishi Mirage RS Clone)
5 Darren Lashley/Jason Harewood (SM1 Hi-Speed Performance Parts/HEL Performance/Lashley’s Auto Garage/Starboy Performance/Shalom Management Services/High Maintenance Detailing Toyota Starlet)
6 Fabien Clarke/Arlington Hoyte (C1 Empire Building & Construction/Sweet and Special/Bovell Auto Repair/RCR Tours/South 7 DJs Suzuki Ignis Sport)
7 Simon Nutter – ENG/Fiona Udale (F) - ENG (SM1 Scotty's Cheap Car Hire/Coral Mist Beach Hotel/Udale Speciality Foods Toyota Corolla)
8 John Carroll – ENG/Kareem Gaskin (M2 JJ Carroll Associates Ltd Honda Civic Type-R)
9 Kevin Armstrong/Karl Bovell (C3 Armstrong Auto/Pet Arts BMW 325i)
10 Ross Callender/Kyle Catwell (M1 Empire Building & Construction Ltd/Indulge with Anna/Crane & Equipment Ltd/CCT Paints/Cheese Auto Glass Toyota Starlet)
11 Ryan O Wood/Chadane Holder (SM1 MB Auto City/BizNeedz Racing/Lucas Oil/Shonny Kitchen Toyota Starlet)
12 Howard Paterson – ENG/Ruth Paterson (F) – ENG (C3 Paradise Surf School/Competition Supplies Mazda RX-8)
14 Robin Hamilton – SCO/Vanessa Hamilton – SCO (H2 Gleaner Oils & Gas/Robin Hamilton Autos Talbot Sunbeam Lotus)
15 Russell Smith - ENG/Rashid Phillips (C2 Kirba Inc/Jade Telecom/Dark Horse Racing BimmaCup)
16 Nick Morley - ENG/Joshua Plaza – T&T (C2 Spectrum Antimicrobials Inc BimmaCup)
17 Ian Coulson – ENG/Jonathan Haynes - ENG (M2 JD Haynes Car Sales Ford Focus)
18 Savio Walcott/Toure Nurse (C2 Movements Plus BimmaCup)
19 Jason Downey/Kristina Pinto (F) (C2 BimmaCup)
20 John Corbin/Shareef Walcott (H2 Valvoline/Hilti/Cargo BGI Toyota Corolla)
21 Pierre Clarke/Ezra Gibbs (M1 SDRR Hydrualics/Camp’s Auto Service Honda Civic)
22 Natya Soodeen (F)/Tammy Lashley-Nelson (F) (C2 Executive Auto/ETravel BimmaCup)
23 Sean Kukula – ENG/Emma Arthur (F) – ENG (H2 Competition Supplies Motorsport Equipment/WOSPerformance Rotating Electrics/Lifeline Fire Systems/Tilton Engineering/Cobra Seats/Odyssey Batteries/DMD Motorsport Ford Escort MkII)
24 Luke Cozier/Ben da Silva (C2 Perkins & Sons BimmaCup)
25 Stuart Deeley - ENG/Steve McNulty – ENG (GpB Sandstone Brewery Toyota Celica GT4)
26 Dick Mauger – ENG/Liz Jordan (F) - ENG (H2 Major Farm Services Ford Escort MkII RS1800)
27 Chris Shooter - ENG/Bev LeGood (F) – ENG (H2 Sparrow Hill Cars Ford Escort MkII)
28 Spencer Hutchinson/Gayle Hutchinson (F) (C2 BimmaCup)
29 Chris Hoad/Castara Waterman (F) (C2 Subway/Dasani Water/Guava Tech BimmaCup)
30 Marcel Freling – ENG/Karen Robinson (F) – ENG (SM1 All Seasons Resort/Mel Hudson Motors/KMR W8 Consultancy MG ZR)
31 Allan Kinch/Kyle Proverbs (C2 Yorkshire Agricultural Services BimmaCup)
32 Sean Corbin/Emily Kinch (F) (C2 Kikks Slippas/Super-S Premium Lubricants/Westlake Performance Tires/Carter's Pitstop BimmaCup)
33 Sacha Soodeen/Dwayne Forde (C2 Berger BimmaCup)
34 Paul Inniss/Jamar Haynes (M1 JJ Racing Team/J's AC Service/Caribbean LED Lighting/Hunte's Auto Spares/Trident Insurance Ltd/Essco/Caribbean Villa Chefs/Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream/Illusion Graphics Team Honda Civic)
35 Michael Worme/Daniel Small (C2 Katspraddle Sweet Potato Vodka/COT/NautiLime/Autoderm/Ullyett’s Machine Shop/Reno Flip BimmaCup)
36 Robert Ryan Wood/Miranda Ho (F) – T&T (C2 Carter’s Pitstop/C&A Autobody Repair/Guava Tech/Hilti/West Lake/Medical Massage Specialist BimmaCup)
37 Graham Haigh – ENG/Kari Bates (F) – ENG (SM1 G Haigh & Sons/Tanfield Engineering Services Ford Escort MkII)
38 Stuart Garcia/Rasheed Smith (C3 Kirba Inc/Smith’s Engineering Works/Four & Twenty Bakery/GuavaTech BimmaCup Too)
39 Greg Cozier/Natasha Farnum (F) (C3 Perkins & Sons Barbados Rum BimmaCup Too)
40 Shawn Eversley/TBA (GpB Suzuki Swift)
41 Tremaine Forde-Catwell/Akil Butcher (SM1 Mipa Autocolour/Cheese Autoglass Finish Inc Daihatsu Charmant)
42 Pierre Beswick – JAM/Leslie Evanson (F) (M1 Hartling Group Luxury Resorts Peugeot 208 R2)
43 Harold Morley/Mutamuliza Cutting (F) (H2 Spectrum Antimicrobials Inc Porsche 911RS)
44 Andrew Costin-Hurley - ENG/Rob Brook – ENG (GpB Clubman Motorsport/Earl’s Performance Hoses/KB Tyres/Trumbles Guest House Ford Puma Cosworth)
45 George Sherman - USA/Avinash Chatrani (M4 Tide Cleaners/Subway Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
46 Ahmed Esuf/Ryan Ali (M3 Express imports Inc/SY Adam & Son/Cosmo Club/Prosales/Royal Chai Barbados/Branded/Saltwater Project BMW M3)
47 Calvin Briggs/Damian Sealy (GpB Flying Bell Farms Ford Sierra)
48 Carlos Edwards/Andre Waithe (M2 Honda Civic)
49 Chris Ullyett/Chantal Ullyett (F) - CDN (M2 Proj-Rx Inc/Ullyett's Machine Shop/RadComm Ford Escort RS2000)
50 Stuart McChlery/Julian Goddard (SM2 Moore JCB/Lubriguard Lubricants/Gunk/Icon Construction Ford Escort MkI)
51 Ben Hartling – CDN/Martin Brady - IRL (FIA R5 The Hartling Group Ford Fiesta R5)
52 Ian Barclay – SCO/Cameron Barclay – ENG (M4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
53 Jonathan Still/Heath Hazell (SM2 Suga Apple Swimwear BMW M3)
54 Jermin Pope/Aaron Kirton (M1 Glassesco/PEG Farms/Good Time Snacks/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa/Automotive Art/Industries Job/C & A Auto Body Repair Honda Civic)
55 Derek Edwards/Damien Johnson (SM2 Arrow Woodworking BMW M3 Compact)
56 Peter Gallagher – IRL/Rene Forde (M4 Dublin Crystal Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI)
57 Ian Warren/Robert Warren (M3 Guava Tech/Colour XL/Westlake Tyres/Foxin/Benthams Farm & Garden/Kikks BMW Compact)
58 Wayne Archer/Moishe Steinbok (SM2 Archers Hall Design Centre/Arrow Construction/Arrow Woodworking BMW 325)
59 Philip Burton – ENG/Dylan Thomas – WAL (SM2 BDS Fuels and Bio Mass/SBG Construction/Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery/1 Media/Driveline/Steve Bingley Plant Services/Jon Wright & Sons/Mortimer Fabrication/NSN Construction/Winning Surfacing/Lunesdale Decorators/Brante Howe Car Home/Lakes Sandwiches/D Thomas Flooring/Kirby Motors Ford Escort MkII)
60 Edward Corbin/Johnathan Alleyne (M1 Valvoline/Hilti/Cargo BGI Daihatsu Charmant)
61 Suleman Esuf/Justin Harris (M3 Express imports Inc/SY Adam & Son/Cosmo Club/Prosales/Royal Chai Barbados/Branded/Saltwater Project BMW 1M Coupe)
62 Martin Stockdale - ENG/James Hutchinson (SM2 Canems Engine Management/Drive-a-Matic Car Rentals/BMW Barn/Divi Southwinds Beach Hotel Barbados BMW 1M Coupe)
63 Jamal Brathwaite/Dario Hoyte (M2 Wolf Lubricants/A & A Auto Parts/JAVA Island Coffee/Consumers Guarantee Insurance/The East Connection/Caribbean Auto Glass/Stylez Auto Spa Honda Civic Type-R)
64 Neil Corbin/Matthew Staffner (M2 Nassco/J Jason Jones/Stamina Energy/Auto Solutions/Colour XL/Hinos Toyota GT86 CS-R3)
65 Kurt Thompson/Adam Straker (SM2 Glassesco/Automotive Art/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa Honda Civic)
66 Stan Hartling - CDN/Jeremy Croney (FIA R5 Bambarra Rum Ford Fiesta R5)
67 Adrian Linton/Dominic Linton (SM2 Ravensden/JAD Performance/Helping Hands Foundation Vauxhall Astra VXR)
68 Justin Campbell/Ayrton Bannister (M3 Republic Bank/Automotive Art/CampsAutoServices/Bushy Park Barbados/Dream Freighting BMW M3)
69 Lyndon Barton - ENG/Simon Hunter - ENG (FIA R5 Kwiktrak (UK) Ltd/Speedline Corse Ford Fiesta R5)
70 Logan Watson/Andrew Croney (M3 Cargo BGI/Enermax Ltd/Luxe Caribbean Properties/It’s Barbados/Sign Depot/Bajan Pure Water/Stihl/Hankook Tires BMW M3)
71 Paul Horton - TCI/Matt Edwards - WAL (FIA R5 Java Island/HO2 Construction/Sky Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5)
72 Joe Cunningham - ENG/Joshua Beer - ENG (WRC Procters Coaches Ford Fiesta S2000T)
73 Andrew Jones/Lindsey Pilkington (F) – ENG (SM2 Gales Agro products/Kepro Veterinarian Solutions/Southern Surf Beach Apartments/AP Jones Pharmacy/Weetabix/Quality Tyre Ford Escort MkII)
74 Josh Read/Mark Jordan (FIA R5 Automotive Art/Valvoline/Falken Tyres Ford Fiesta R5)
75 Nigel Worswick – ENG/Rebecca Kirsch (F) - ENG (WRC Worswick Engineering/Rallytech Composites/Ullyetts Machine Shop Service Ford Fiesta S2000T)
76 Mark Thompson/Kurt Seabra - GUY (M4 Glassesco/Automotive Art/NKM Clothing/Bio Beauty Day Spa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
77 Frank Bird - ENG/Jack Morton – ENG (FIA R5 Frank Bird Poultry/PBM/Hagar/Alco Ford Fiesta Rally2)
78 Zane Maloney/Kreigg Yearwood (FIA R5 Chefette/Frosteez/Automotive Art/Valvoline/Falken Tyres/ Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc/Rock Hard Cement/VP Fuels/Bushy Park Skoda Fabia R5)
79 Mark Maloney/Justin Maloney (FIA R5 Rock Hard/VP Fuels/Chevron/Bushy Park/Sign Station Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo)
80 Roger Mayers/Barry Ward (SM2 Chefette/Rubis/Frosteez/Hankook/Sign Depot Toyota WR Starlet)
81 Roger Hill/Graham Gittens (FIA R5 Esso/Maxmeyer Paints/MotorMac Skoda Fabia R5)
82 Tom Preston - ENG/Carl Williamson – WAL (FIA R5 Hippo Motor Group/Sterling Automotive Ford Fiesta Rally2)
83 Andy Scott - SCO/Tom Woodburn - ENG (WRC Rock Oil/Rostrum Sportswear/Billfisher III Ford Fiesta S2000T)
84 Jeffrey Panton – JAM/Michael Fennell Jnr – JAM (FIA R5 Rubis/Sandals Resorts/KIG/Birds Nest Spice Blends/Sun Bum Ford Fiesta Rally2)
85 Stuart Maloney/Kristian Yearwood (FIA R5 Rock Hard/VP Fuels/Chevron/Bushy Park/Sign Station Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo)
86 Kevin Procter – ENG/Patrick Walsh - WAL (WRC Procters Coaches/Swift Signs & Shirts/The Reubens Hotel Ford Fiesta S2000T)
87 Rob Swann – ENG/Darren Garrod – WAL (WRC Elegant Hotels/Blue Sky Luxury/RA Swann Ltd Subaru Impreza WRC S12B)
88 Dane Skeete/Tyler Mayhew (WRC Sol/CO Williams Sand & Lime/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12)

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